Everyone and anyone can experience a little oil on their skin at some point or time, but what if it gets to be a nuisance? What can we do to control it or get rid of it? Read on...
If you are like 85% of the population who has combination to oily skin or oily skin you may feel like you are always fighting a battle that you cannot win. We can blame our genes for a huge part of this. Also hormone levels that are changing such as puberty and changes during our 20's can often cause oily skin and even trigger those nasty outbreaks of acne. But women and men of all ages can suffer from oily skin, especially woman around our "time of the month", pregnancy or even at menopause. And did you know? that certain kinds of birth control pills can increase oil production on the skin.
So what are we to do? Well we have to understand what is going on first:
This is a healthy normal skin.
This is an oily skin with over productive sebaceous glands.You can notice that the sebaceous gland(where the oil on your skin comes from) is larger. You can also notice on the skin there is oil and sweat, which creates the hydro-lipidic film(the skins natural moisturizer).