Tired of the extra shine on your face and frequent acne breakouts? Are you getting frustrated that your skin care regimen might be amiss? Maybe you need to understand your skin first so you can cut down the shine and create a balance on your skins natural moisture. Read on.
What Causes Oily Skin
Having oily skin is a result of the overproduction of sebum, produced by your body's sebaceous glands. It can also be caused by Hormonal imbalance. Situations like puberty, menopause or even pregnancy cause our hormones to act differently than normal which causes the oil glands to produce more oil than the usual.
Benefits of Having Oily Skin
Oily skin typically shows a slower pace when it comes to signs of aging compared to dry skin. As oily skin appears to look more moisturized, it can do the trick of hiding the fine lines showing up in our face compared to dry skin that gives emphasis to wrinkles.
Another thing is, your over oil production can act as a natural sunscreen. The sebum waterproofs and lubricates the skin and somehow act as a protective barrier of our skin.
Oily Skin Works Better With Oil-based Products.
Sure, alcohol-based products can dry up the skin. But it dries it so much that it also rips off your skin of moisture. That prompts your oil glands to produce more oil. So next time you buy something for your oily skin, pick an oil-based product since oil attracts excess oils and impurities in your pores but will never leave your skin so dry so your oil gland will not overcompensate for lost oil which does cause excess oil production.
Stress Contributes to Having Oily Skin.
Since hormonal imbalance causes our glands to produce more oil, it is relative that when you are stressed, your body produces the so-called stress hormone known as cortisol. Cortisol can trigger an array of changes in the skin that actually cause the oil glands to become uncontrollable when producing oils, that results in the pores getting blocked. This can turn to acne eventually.
What To Do When You Have Oily skin.
As mentioned, leaving your skin dry can cause your skin to produce more oil. Washing it too often (3+ times a day) can strip away the oil, causing your skin to get oilier, because the oil glands will think it needs to produce more oil. It's advisable to wash your face just twice a day. Our Acne Stop Facial Cleanser gently removes excess oil and leaves your face feeling clean and refreshed.
After cleansing your face, though you might think you don't need it cause you already have too much oil, you still need to moisturize. Even oily skin needs to be hydrated. Moisturize to make sure you give your skin enough moisture so it won't need to produce more oil for you. Use our Acne Stop Gentle Gel to moisturize your skin and experience less oil while fighting stubborn acne.
A mask treatment can also help in managing your oily skin as it can hydrate the skin while working on the trapped and excess oils from your pores. Try our Acne-Stop Facial Mask to leaves skin feeling smooth and looking radiant - all while fighting stubborn acne!
Dealing with oily skin is never too easy but I hope these facts about oily skin can guide you in creating a balance between maintaining your skin’s natural moisture and your oily skin. If you struggle with acne because of your oily skin, check out our Complete Acne Regimen.