Oily Skin – Causes and Cures for Fresh Face

Have you ever passed someone on the street and noticed their radiant skin? It is easy to wonder what they do to achieve such a lovely complexion. First, genetics plays a huge role in your body and skin appearance. Good skin indeed makes you more attractive without trying too hard. 

Some may opt for surgery corrections like rhinoplasty or microneedling to correct bodily features. However, there’s a cause for concern for people with oily skin since they need to balance too much oil produced and the skin’s natural moisture. You will need time and patience to achieve that, but many have done it. Let’s discuss the causes of oily skin and how to cure it to achieve that glow:

Causes Of an Oily Skin

Our bodies and genetics are different, and there are many reasons you might have oily skin. However, one thing that stands out for those with oily skin is noticing more hair follicles on your skin. An excess of these will more likely lead you to the discomfort brought about by oily skin. 

The androgen hormone then stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce (skin’s oil) sebum in excess to lubricate the skin. The combination of excess oils and dead skin leads to pore blockage, resulting in blackheads and pimples. 

Remedies For Oily Skin

  • Practice Holistic Health

Your lifestyle is a direct reflection of who you are, and it will be displayed on your skin as well. Therefore, it’s paramount to check where you could be going wrong and adjust your habits sooner. Here is what to do:

  • Get enough sleep- Sleep deprivation leads to excessive cortisol production, which stimulates excess sebum production, leading to clogged pores.
  • Clean your beddings- at least once a week.
  • Eat healthily and hydrate accordingly- consult your nutritionist for guidance.
  • Shower immediately after an intense activity to wash off the sweat with warm water and soap and change into clean clothes.
  • Wash your hands before touching your skin- Touching your skin with dirty hands transfers bacteria, which may harm your skin.
  • Use A Gentle Cleanser

The first question to ask yourself here is; what kind of cleanser have you been using? If you’re left feeling itchy, tight, or sensitive after using your face wash, then it’s time to get rid of it. A good and gentle treatment should contain Vitamin A and be fragrance-free, chemical-free, and non-foaming. Use it to wash your face thoroughly but gently in the morning and night before your bedtime. Consult a dermatologist for guidance if you don’t know what to use.

  • Exfoliate on Alternate Days

Using exfoliating products on your skin may cause more harm than good, whether using natural remedies or company-made products. Their purpose is to unblock the clogged pores, keep the skin clear and blemish-free.  The skin cells naturally exfoliate on their own that’s why you shouldn’t do it in excess. Please do it safely and limit this to a maximum of three times a week after your shower. Use the product gently as directed by the manufacturer.

  • Moisturize Regularly

After using an exfoliant, it’s necessary to moisturize your skin to help recover the lost moisture after exfoliating. Just like your cleanser, ensure that you choose the right moisturizer- for this case, go for a plant-based moisturizer.  Apply it every morning and night before your bedtime, right after your shower. A moisturizer is necessary to prevent your skin from drying, leading to excessive sebum production. You don’t want that!

  • Use Blotting Sheets Gently

As you run your daily errands, blotting papers will help minimize the shiny or greasy look. I know you’re asking, “what about my makeup?” These sheets resemble tissue paper, and they won’t interfere with your makeup as long as you use them correctly as many times as you want throughout the day. They’re also pocket-friendly! Gently press the paper against your skin and leave it for a few seconds to absorb the oil. Rubbing it on your face spreads the oil to other areas. 

Everyone’s skin is unique and oily skin is not all that bad. Amazingly, you enjoy a natural glow all through if you maintain a proper skincare routine. Treat your skin uniquely to its type, and always consult a dermatologist if you have further concerns. 

About the Author

Jenn Walker is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.

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Dr. Vanessa Rodriguez is a board-certified general practitioner with more than 15 years of patient care experience. She takes an integrative approach to patient care that considers the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and is deeply committed to assisting her patients in achieving and sustaining optimal health. Dr. Vanessa is also a skilled writer and medical reviewer, specializing in preventive care and health promotion. Her articles are written in an approachable manner that is simple to comprehend and implement in one’s own life. Dr. Vanessa’s mission is to equip her patients and readers with the knowledge and resources necessary to live their greatest lives.

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