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The Many Dilemmas of Oily Skin

Aug 8, 2008
One of the dilemmas having oily skin is that it can create outbreaks of acne and spots to occur on the skin as well as other skin blemishes such as scarring. For anyone that is suffering from oily skin, this can prove to be quite a nightmare. It is therefore important to care of skin that is oily in order to help restore the skin and to also bring back the confidence a person may have lost.

What causes oily skin is when the oil glands are secreting too much oil that the surface of the skin is not able to manage the excess amounts. This then makes the skin look very shiny and the pores of the skin are often enlarged.
Some of the reasons for this include hormonal changes, pregnancy, the temperature and even certain medications including birth control pills.

Oily skin is generally seem amongst teenagers as they are experiencing puberty, but oiliness can also appear in adults too, and it affects both women and also men. But one thing that normally does happen after puberty is that the oil glands to begin to stabilise and the skin does generally become less oily. Normally oily skin, if looked after, is able to be controlled and it is quite possible for the natural pH level of the skin to return.

There are many treatments that are available for oily skin and for also treating spots that are often a result of excess oils on the skin. As well as these creams and lotions that you can buy, there are many self help tips that can also be practiced in order to help control the secretion of excess oils.

Some care and attention does need to be exercised when treating oily skin such as not over washing the skin and not using skin care products that are oil based. Being harsh on the skin can create additional problems such as causing the skin to over compensate and therefore releasing more oils and therefore allowing more spots being born.

You should also avoid alcohol coming into contact with your skin as this causes the skin to become dehydrated, which again cause the skin to over compensate. It is important that the skin care products you use are free from any oil based ingredients and do not contain any alcohol at all.

You should also make sure that have a healthy lifestyle, not just for the sake of making sure that you have healthy skin but for your general health also. Generally if there is something wrong with your skin then it is a sign from your body that there is an imbalance within your body and that it needs to be corrected.

It is essential that you eat well and exercise to make sure that all your organs are functioning correctly and if you body is healthy on the inside then your are bound to look well on the outside.

Also it is important that you are use skin care with natural healing antiseptic properties that will help to absorb excess oils and will also help to keep your skin free of blemishes.
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