Oily Skin: Causes and Treatment

 Oily Skin: Causes and Treatment

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 Oily Skin Causes and Treatment

Causes of Oily Skin

Excess quantity of moisturizer by oil glands is the main cause of oily skin. It makes the skin texture thick and heavy. It is the main cause of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and blemishes. It results in a greasy feeling and shines on the face that accumulates dirt and grime which was not liked by all the owners of oily skin. Sagging and wrinkles prematurely appear. This type of skin that contains active oil glands tends to age more than other types.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Oily Skin

Hormones and genes play an important role in having oily skin. The oily skin makes you look dirty and dull. The advantage of oily skin: It keeps your skin more elastic, because if it’s excess oil. It helps to develop wrinkles at a later age than other types of skin.

Oily Skin: Pimples

The most common cause of oily skin is pimples, also called blocked pores. To prevent pimples, wash your face often with a proper face wash, especially available for oily skin. Wash your face after your workouts; don’t wait till you reach your home. Because perspiration that causes pimples will dry on your face. To get a better result wash your face at least twice a day, once in the morning and at bedtime. Use gentle face washes like Dove or with plain water.

Oily Skin: Shine

To get rid of the shine, splash water on your face as soon as it starts looking oily. Gently wipe it with a tissue or towel. It is better to avoid face wash when you wash your face more than four times per day. It may produce more oil in your skin. Use oil free from cosmetics and moisturizers till your skin gets a complete remedy.

Steps to Care for Oily Skin

Wash your face 2-3 times a day with cold water using mild soap. If you are unable to wash often, you better use a premoistened cleansing pad pack.

Use the product that suits your skin; you can get suggestions from your aestheticians and dermatologists before selecting any product.

Bath or shower in lukewarm moderately than steamed hot water. Using hot water may strip the needed moisturizer from your skin. Cold water may distress your skin.

Avoid cleanser that makes your skin over-dry. It may produce more oil than usual.

Use oil-free sunscreen lotions and moisturizer products that don’t block pores.

You can have drugs to reduce the production of oil glands according to the dermatologist's advice.

Though oil glands are very sensitive, you have to maintain a proper diet, so avoid foods that contain rich fat.

These efforts are to clean your oily skin. There are some cases due to hereditary.

Oily Skin: Treatment

If oily skin is not treated properly, it leads to the building of dead skin cells and blackheads. It becomes difficult to maintain the skin. Skin complexion looks sallow and pore turns visible. Treatment for oily skin takes time and also needs patience. There is no quick solution. It has to be treated internally with professional medical help. Mostly treatment can control your problem but can not resolve it. In the control case, improvement in skin condition and less greasy can be achieved.

Treatment involves the removal of extra sebum without drying up the skin. More removal of sebum results in negative, though it can only motivate the oil glands by producing them more.

The right way is, to clean the skin with a soft detergent that is less in fatty oils or substances. Detergents containing Alpha hydroxy Acids (AHA) remove the dead cells from the skin and expose a new layer. Regular use of AHA will help. To compensate for the dryness due to the washing, follow the AHA wash with the application of water-based moisturizer.

Maintain your diet carefully. Eat a low-fat diet rich in grains, fresh vegetables, and fruits. Intake of at least 3-4 liters of water per day, it can be in form of tea, juices, or plain water that is recommended for good skin tone. More consumption of minerals and Vitamins like vitamins A, B complex, and C is important.

Use oil-free makeup products, particularly for foundation and flush. Water-based products won’t clog your pores. Choose a foundation that absorbs oil to avoid a shiny or oily look. It is better to use non-oil-based sunscreen. Especially gels are recommended though they are nongreasy.