Oily skin happens when the sebaceous glands in the skin make too much sebum. Sebum is the waxy, oily substance that protects and hydrates the skin.
Oily skin frequently affects the face. Symptoms of oily skin include:
1-) A shiny or greasy appearance
2-) very large or obvious pores on the skin
3-) skin that looks thick or rough
4-) occasional or persistent pimples
5-) clogged pores and blackheads
People with oily skin may have trouble finding makeup to suit their skin, as the makeup can mix with the sebum, giving it a different consistency.
The symptoms of oily skin and their severity vary between people. Genetics may play a role in how oily the skin becomes.
Hormone changes or high-stress levels may also increase the production of oily sebum by the body.
Here, we give six ways in which a person can reduce the symptoms of oily skin if it is problematic for them.
1. Wash regularly
Washing regularly can reduce the amount of oil on the skin.
2. Use a toner
Astringent toners that contain alcohol tend to dry out the skin.
3. Pat the face dry
When drying the face after washing and using toner, people should gently pat their skin dry with a soft towel.
4. Use blotting papers and medicated pads
Many companies make blotting papers, which are specially designed absorbent papers that pull oil from the skin.
5. Use a facial mask
Certain facial masks may be beneficial for treating oily skin. These may contain ingredients such as clay, honey and oatmeal.
6. Apply moisturizers
While many people with oily skin steer clear of moisturizers for fear that their skin will look greasier, using the right moisturizers can benefit this type of skin.
Oily skin that is linked to genetics can be difficult to prevent. Even oily skin caused by changes in hormones is difficult to control.
The best prevention for oily skin is for an individual to find a consistent skin care routine that works, and to stick to it.
When oily skin arises, it can be tempting to hide it with makeup. However, certain products, particularly oil-based products, could make symptoms worse or clog the pores.
Water-based makeup may be a better option for some, while others find wearing no makeup works best for their skin.
Many people also say their diet is what keeps their skin from acting up. It may help to stay hydrated, avoid greasy foods and trans fats, and to eat a well-rounded diet full of whole foods.