“Oily dehydrated skin is the residue of oiliness on the surface of the skin and then dry underneath in the lower levels of the skin,” she says. “And why is that? Because people need to balance the skin.” It’s a common concept that skin care experts note happens all too frequently. The problem, she says, is people see oil production and buildup and immediately go to stripping cleansers, over-exfoliation, and skipping adequate moisture. And as we’re often reminded, dry skin kicks your pores into overdrive: triggering even more sebum production. It’s a vicious cycle.
If this sounds like you—certainly, I’ve been guilty of this bad habit in the past—Bicaj has a balancing routine to even things out: