Skin Concern – Oily

This skin concern has me written all over it, I’m so oily its not even funny. Here’s why it happens and how to keep things under control.

We all know what oiliness is but to clarify oily skin looks shiny and feels greasy. If you run your finger over an area of your face you will be able to feel the grease on your finger.

The Science – To keep it simple we have sebaceous glands in our skin. These glands produce oil also know as sebum. Over active sebaceous glads cause us to have have an oily skin. This can be hereditary, caused by hormonal change, due to diet, due to pregnancy or simply caused by hot weather.

Tips To Control – Control excess oil at the surface with cleansing.

Do not strip your skin, stripping your skin will produce more oil to compensate for the loss of oil.

Use oil free moisturisers to keep the skin hydrated and comfortable but shine free.

Believe it or not oil based cleansers will help to break down sebum.

A little exfoliation will remove excess oils, and prevent clogging of your pores. Don’t over do it.

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For other skin concerns you can read here, eyes, enlarged poresdry skinAnti-agingdull skin .

Rach xx

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