An oily Skin type develops due to the sebaceous glands in the skin producing too much sebum.
Sebum is the waxy, oily substance that serves for protection and hydration of the skin, and it's vital for keeping the skin healthy.
But once there is the over production and it creates an oily skin that can lead to blocked pores and acne. Most common areas affected is the T zone which includes the nose and the forehead.
- Shiny or greasy skin tone
- Large or noticeable pores
- Thick or rough skin
- Increased acne breakouts
- Clogged pores and blackheads
However, there are benefits to having the oily skin. Oily Skin develops less wrinkles and tends to be less sensitive as its thicker.
Often the causes for Oily skin can be found in genetics. If Oily skin is linked to genetics can be difficult to prevent.
Oily skin can be caused by changes in hormones such as the menstrual cycle, and it can be difficult to control.
Unhealthy diet can cause the skin to become oily. It helps to stay hydrated, avoid greasy foods and trans fats, and to eat a diet full of nourishing whole foods.
When we are stressed our body over-produces a hormone called cortisol which then causes a overproduction of oil making the skin more oily.
There are a few ways to help treat or control oily skin. A range of good skincare treatments for Oily Skin can be used in your daily skin cleansing routine, and can improve the appearance and the health of your skin.
Skin treatments that help with Oily Skin are: