"The most common mistake I see in patients with oily skin is over-washing the face. In an attempt to remove excess oil, they end up stripping the skin, impairing the skin barrier, which leads to irritation and inflammation." —Dr. Joshua Zeichner, MD.
"For people with oily skin, the inclination can be to remove the oil, but that often leads to over-stripping the oils from the skin. When skin is dried out like this, it stimulates the body to produce oil and you can end up in a cycle where you’re actually training your skin to create even more oil." —Karen Fernandez, licensed aesthetician.