The amount of oil your skin secretes is genetically determined,
but you can use products such as a lightweight,
oil-free moisturizer to help manage your oil production.
Keeping skin clean, avoiding alcohol-based cleansers,
and applying an SPF can also help control oil.
Oily skin, also known as lipidic skin,
is characterized by excess sebum (oil) production.
The follicle size is larger and contains more oil.
If the follicle size is visible or larger over most of the face,
this indicates an oily skin type.
Oily skin requires more cleansing and exfoliating
than other skin types do.
It is prone to blemishes because the pores get clogged
with oil and a buildup of dead skin cells.
This excess oil and buildup on the surface can make the skin appear thicker and sallow. Blemishes and comedones are common.
Balancing the skin's oil production through treatments
and products is important.
Over-cleansing can make matters worse by stripping the skin's acid mantle and irritating it. If skin is stripped of oil, it is unbalanced.
This causes the body's production mechanism to produce additional oil to compensate for the dryness on the surface.
Remember that no matter what the skin type,
the goal is to balance the barrier function.
Proper treatment, exfoliation, and a water-based hydrators
will help oily skin clean and balanced.
The positive side to having oily skin is that it ages more slowly
because of the protection provided by oil secretions.
Oily skin is more prone to acne, so people with this skin type need
professional treatments more often than those with normal skin.
After a deep-cleansing facial and good home-care,
visible improvements are noticeable.
The top layer of the skin is oil-based. (lipidic)
They lock hydration in and defend against bacteria & viruses...
Using strong/harsh cleansing face washes removes/strips our skin from these oils.
Skin contains clock cells which regulate a person's sebum production according to the time of day...
Oily skin makes most oil waking until midday.
High-Glycemic index foods cause quick spikes in insulin hormones...
These hormones are linked to increases sebum production.
Sebum can cause a buildup of dead skin cells preventing them from shedding fully...
This leads to overgrowth of P. acnes (Propionibacterium) bactericide, inflammation.
Because like-dissolves-like, oil penetrates sebum filled pores helping correct oily skin types...
A well-chosen oil cleansing oil is perfect for oily skin.
YOUR SKIN NEEDS OIL
OILY SKIN IS MOST OILY AT MIDDAY
OILY SKIN CAN BE WORSENED BY YOUR DIET
OILY SKIN TYPES ARE PRONE TO ACNE BECAUSE...
ARE OIL-CLEANSERS GOOD FOR OILY SKIN?