Oily Skin Treatment, Causes & Prevention

Oily skin is a very common skin condition that affects the life of many people. It is a condition in which your normal skin has excessive sebum production and this leads to acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and oiliness.

It is characterized by excess oil production and blocked pores. This condition can make your skin appear shiny and greasy.

Oily Skin Treatment

There are many ways to treat oily skin but one of the best ways is using natural products. You can use natural remedies such as coconut oil, aloe vera gel, tea tree oil, and other herbal remedies to get rid of oily skin.

Causes of Oily Skin 

One of the main causes of oily skin is genetics. People with oily skin have more sebaceous glands than others and this results in more oil production.

There are also some other factors that cause oily skin such as stress, hormonal changes, and temperature changes. Oily skin is a common problem. More than 80% of people suffer from oily skin and this can be very bothersome. 

Oily skin can be caused by many reasons, but the most common one is that you are not taking care of your body like you should. 

You may not wash your face properly after applying makeup, which leads to excess oil production on your skin.

Other causes of oily skin include

  • stress
  • hormonal changes
  • thyroid problems
  • and lack of sleep

Preventive Measures for Oily Skin 

The best way to prevent oily skin is to take good care of yourself by eating right and getting enough sleep. You should also try to avoid stress as much as possible which can lead to hormonal changes in your body that cause excess sebum production in your skin cells.

Here are some tips that you can apply for preventing oily skin :

Avoid Excessive Sugar Consumption:

You should avoid consuming too much sugar because it will increase the level of insulin in your body which can lead to an increase in sebum production and thus make your skin look greasy. 

Remember To Drink Water :

You should also drink plenty of water throughout the day so that it will help flush out toxins from your system along with excess sebum from your pores

Use a Moisturizer Every day 

 Moisturize your skin twice daily with a non-comedogenic moisturizer that won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Apply it after cleansing and before applying makeup or sunscreen if needed

Stay Out of The Sun

Avoid tanning beds and wear sunscreen every day when outside in order to protect against harmful UV rays

Reduce Stress

 Stress can cause a biological response that increases sebum production in the pores of your skin (known as sebaceous hyperplasia). When stress levels increase levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) increase which results in an increase in oil production

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