Oily skin is
a common problem many individuals encounter. It is
the result of over active sebaceous glands.
These glands produce sebum, an oily substance
which protects and lubricates the skin. If you
have oily skin, too much sebum is produced.
What causes oily skin?
common causes of oily skin are hormones &/or a
genetic predisposition. It is most commonly seen
in teenagers but can affect anybody, at any
stage in life such as pregnancy & just before
your monthly period. The most common area
affected is the face, especially the T-zone
(forehead, nose and chin).
Oily skin care:
Pores are more prone to becoming clogged with
oily skin, so a good cleanser is important. Look
for one that is specifically designed for oily
or combination skin. If you are prone to pimples
or black heads, look for an antibacterial face
Clean skin is
important, but don't over do it, twice a day is
ample. Too much cleansing will result in more
sebum being produced, which just exacerbates the
problem. Choose a good quality cleanser
specifically for dry skin. It should be pH
Once cleansed, use toner on the skin. Again,
look for one that is suitable for oily skin.
Exfoliate once a week to remove dead skin that
can clog pores.
off: Don't touch your face, you transfer
more dirt and oils to the skin via your fingers.
- Look for make up that is oil free. Always
remove make up before going to bed.
Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruit,
vegetables & plenty of water. The jury appears
to be out on whether a greasy diet will make
oily skin worse, however it stands to reason
that what you put into your body
does show on the outside. Your skin will look
better for a healthy & well balanced diet.
Oily skin moisturizer:
Oily skin can still benefit from
a good moisturiser. Stay away from the thick
ones, as these are more suited to individuals
with dry skin. There are dozens of different
moisturisers you can choose from, all of which
do different things. Some absorb sebum while
moisturising the face, others provide a matt
moisturiser is for daytime use, look for one
that also contains SPF.
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