The cause of oily skin and problem skin is normally associated with our hormonal teenage years. Acne Rosacea (adult acne) can also appear after 30 years of age. A shinny face also may be associated with oily skin. So what do we do about it?
The oil your skin produces helps keep your skin moisturised, but if your body produces too much oil, it can cause the pores to block up and cause congestion in the skin resulting in acne. We also need a balance of oil to help prevent skin from drying out resulting in premature aging and a weakend skin barrier.
Our hormones control the production of sebum. Women may experience oily skin during parts of their menstrual cycle, during pregnancy or even during menopause. Excessive sebum production is perhaps the most common culprit. In addition, an excess amount of dead skin cells can cause blockages in the hair follicles aswell.
A condition known as hyperkeratinisation, is when too much keratin (a protein) keeps the dead skin cells binded together and not allowing them to shed as easily as normal skin. This causes the immune system to attack the bacteria formed and results in inflammation. The skin is further impeded by a weakening of the skin barrier function.
Typically many cleansing products contain too many harsh chemicals and further strip the skin of its protective barrier, resulting in the oil glands producing even more oil to compensate.
Oil for oily skin complexions are very successful in treating problematic skin and can help to control sebum levels produced by the sebaceous glands without stripping or drying the skin.
Premature aging is also from a lack of oil in the body causing wrinkles and dry skin. Essential Fatty Acids are vital for skin health. They are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes and help keep skin plumper, hydrated and younger looking skin.
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