Hey, you have an oily skin
Oily skin occurs when the skin’s sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, or oil, which can make it look shiny or greasy. Pores are often enlarged, and excess sebum can clog them and lead to acne. Hormonal changes can also cause oily skin.
It’s important not to overload oily skin, and to help it to naturally limit its oil output and reduce impurities without stripping it of moisture. Choose pH-neutral skincare products that are tailored to help oily skin restore and retain balance by hydrating it without making it greasy.
Take special care of your oily skin in hot weather, as heat can lead it to produce more oil.
Pollution particles are smaller than most skin pores and adhere to oil and sweat, resulting in congestion, breakouts and increased sebum production. Choose products that help to rebalance oily skin.
Central heating can cause increase sebum production in oily skin, leading to shine, clogged pores and breakouts, Protect your skin with products that help to balance it without overloading it.
Smoking starves the skin of oxygen, increasing sebum peroxidation and reducing vitamin E, and resulting in blocked pores and acne. It also intensifies premature aging and creates uneven skin tone.
Hydration is known to make oil glands less oily. Drinking adequate amounts of water throughout the day can reduce blockage of the skin glands and lower inflammation, balancing oil skin.
Carefully remove all traces of make-up daily to prevent acne and blackheads. Gently cleanse and moisturise your skin, avoiding products that contain harsh ingredients and could disturb its natural balance.
Facts about oily skin
Oil on your skin is produced by sebaceous glands. Every pore on your skin is a tiny gland that produces oil called sebum. This is what keeps your skin naturally hydrated and healthy. However, some people can have overactive glands which create oily skin.
Excess oil makes your skin look shiny or greasy. It can also cause imperfections such as spots as a result of clogged or blocked pores.
As people age, levels of hormones fluctuate which directly affects the skin. Hormonal changes often result in oilier skin, especially around the Tzone, however, hormones can also cause the skin to dry out and lose elasticity.
Other than hormones, oily skin can be caused by genetics, over-washing (scrubbing and exfoliating too regularly or using harsh soaps will wash away the protectvie layer of bacteria that lives on your skin), diet, and external factors like humidity and hot temperatures.