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Why does our facial skin produce oil and how it influence your face skincare?

Oil production is as natural as for your body as breathing or keeping your heart pumping.
Located under each and every one of your pores there is a sebaceous gland that produces a natural oil called sebum.
All bodies and all skin types produce sebum, it’s totally normal.
This oil helps to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

There is no problem with your skin producing this oil. The problem arises only when your skin starts to produce too much oil.

So, what factors contribute to the overproduction of oil?
Let’s have a look.
1. Genetics
• As with most physical traits, oily skin can be something that runs in your family.

2. Age
• As you age, your skin will naturally produce less oil.
• Having drier skin contributes to the appearance of aging (so here is one benefit of oily skin! You will appear younger for longer).

3. Environmental Factors
• Where you live. Living in a humid, tropical climate tends to influence your skin to be oilier than living in a drier, more arid climate.

4. Overdoing your skincare routine
• Over-washing and over-exfoliating will both negatively affect your skin.
• By stripping your skin of its natural oils, this triggers your sebaceous glands to actually end up producing more oil.

5. Skipping the moisturizer
• After you have cleansed your skin, even if you have not overdone it, it is essential to use a non-comedogenic, or all-natural moisturizer.
• Skipping this step will also signal your skin to produce extra oil.
• Keeping your skin properly moisturized will prevent your skin from becoming extra oily.

6. Consumption of dairy products
• The hormones found in dairy products can have an effect on the natural hormone levels in your body.
• When these hormones from milk, yogurt, or cheese interact with your hormones they can signal your skin to produce extra oil.


Based on these facts, our top suggestions for managing oily skin are to
• Wash regularly, but with gentle, natural cleansers
• Be sure you always moisturize after washing
• Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated from within
• Use facemasks with ingredients known to help control oil production, such as clay, honey, or oatmeal.

When trying to understand your skin it is important to remember that all skin types are different, and what may help someone else’s skin won’t necessarily help yours.
It is best to experiment with eliminating dairy products, switching your moisturizers to all-natural products, and using face masks on a weekly basis.

And please, don’t forget to drink enough water!

 

How to manage oil production in the skin

  • Wash regularly, but with gentle, natural cleanser
  • Be sure you always moisturize after washing
  • Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated from within
  • Use facemasks with ingredients known to help control oil production, such as clay, honey, or oatmeal.

 

What factors influence our skin’s production of oil?

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Environmental factors such as climate
  • Overdoing your skincare routine
  • Skipping the moisturizer
  • Consumption of dairy products

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