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Are Retinoids Safe for Oily + Combo Skin?

The straightforward answer to this skincare query is yes — retinoids are absolutely safe to use if you have oily or combination skin. In fact, retinoids can be especially great for oily and combo skin types for a few different reasons. 

Should Oily Skin Types Use an Oil?

One of the most common myths is that people with oily skin should avoid applying oils onto their skin because it would lead to congestion, unmanageable skin, and more oily skin. But that’s just it—it’s a myth.

Can a Light Moisturizer Really Hydrate Your Skin?

The key to a winning summer skincare routine for all skin types, then, lies in a diligent cleansing regimen, followed by optional targeted treatments, and a lightweight, breathable moisturizer.

Do You Have Oily Skin, or Is It Just Summer?

Summertime is like a one-two punch of both increased oil and sweat production in the skin. This changing of the seasons can also make it difficult to distinguish between the two skin issues: sweating and oily skin. 

All Skin Is Normal

We believe all skin is normal. You’ve probably seen this on our Instagram account, read it in an email from us, or talked about it with us in person. Having “normal” skin is an important topic of conversation in skincare, and there hasn’t really been a standard for what that means in the industry.

Six Skincare Myths, Busted

Though scientific information has become more readily available, and general knowledge about skincare has progressed, certain myths continue to pervade. For example, you might’ve heard that you should wash your face with hot water since doing so will ‘open up’ your pores. Or, you might think that dehydrated and dry skin are one and the same. False! It’s time to set the record straight. 

Four Ways to Use Oil In Your Routine

If you’ve ever wondered whether you can use oil for your skin type, you’re not alone. While skincare education has certainly progressed in recent years, there’s still a lingering stigma that oil can cause acne and congested pores, which is why so many folks are still afraid to use it. The thing is, though, no one should be afraid. According to Youth To The People’s Director of Education, Laura Cline, the skin actually needs oil in order to function properly. Curious to know how you can use oil to enhance your complexion? Just keep on scrolling.