Oily skin

Your skin shines, has enlarged and rather visible pores and is prone to potential pimples and comedones.

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Oily skin is a direct result of the overproduction of sebum. One’s face and back are most prone to this condition. If we are to characterize oily skin we would pin down the following 2 criteria – shiny, enlarged and visible pores. Oily skin can, however, be caused by a number of factors such as smoking, a genetic predisposition, hormone imbalance, stress, weather changes or contamination of the skin itself.

Oily skin is most likely to affect the so-called T zone (forehead, nose, chin). Often oily skin comes along with an oily scalp. If you have both oily skin and acne, it is highly advisable that you schedule a consultation with a dermatologist. Another situation worth consulting for is the combination of oily skin + excessive body hair, as it may be a sign of potential hormone imbalances.

What can you do to better your condition?

Spa settingIt is essential that you hydrate your skin even if it’s oily. In order to do that you should opt in for using creams with only the softest of textures, which will not tire out your skin. It is advisable that you choose creams, containing natural rose oil, tea tree or thyme extracts, which are to regulate the excessive overproduction of sebum as well as properly hydrate and soften your skin. Aloe also has a superbly pleasant effect on skin that is prone to acne and becoming oily. The ideal scenario is for you to enrich your cream with an active ingredient, which would help regulate the production of sebum. One such ingredient is Ac.net. It cuts down sebum production levels and hyperkeratosis, and also curbs down inflammation and bacteria. Ac.Net has Oleanolicacidинхибира 5-αreductase, which is the main culprit responsible for battling hyperseborrhea. It also contains NDGA, which is a cell growth regulator, and thus inhibits hyperkeratosis and inflammation. The presence of an osmotic gel curbs bacterial secretion.

What to avoid?

One important thing worth noting is that oily skin is rather sensitive and extremely prone to the effect of outside factors such as nutrients, weather conditions and stress. Stray away from products containing large amounts of fats and sugar, which contribute for the excessive secretion of oil by your skin. Be sure to clean your face every morning and every night in order to get rid of the excess sebum and contaminants. Warm water has a pleasant effect upon oily skin, as it removes a large amount of the unnecessary oil factor. You can use exfoliation products 3-4 times a week, but be extremely careful with the problematic zones of your face mentioned above. The exfoliates that are too aggressive can cause additional aggravation of your condition. During the winter months, it is advisable that you do a few peel procedures in order to reduce the pores and excessive oiliness.