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Learn How to Deal With Oily Skin

Jan 21, 2008
You may feel that having oily skin is a curse and a challenge to deal with. It is completely natural for your skin to produce oil and it happens because of sebaceous glands which are located in the middle layer of skin known as the dermis. Oil is produced to keep your skin moist and supple. However sometimes the sebaceous glands over-produce oil which in turn causes oily skin.

Do You Have Oily Skin?

Oily skin is most prevalent in teenagers due to rampaging hormones. If your days as a teenager are well behind you there are other ways to determine whether or not you have oily skin.

First of look in the mirror to see if there is a sheen to your skin, particularly your "T-Zone". For those who aren't sure what a "T-Zone" is, it's the area of skin that starts at your forehead and goes vertically down your nose and to your chin. The T-Zone also covers your skin which goes across the bridge of your nose along to below your eyes.

Look in the mirror and decide whether you have oily hair. This is another indicator.

If you find it difficult for your makeup to stay on your skin for anything more than a few hours then this is certainly an indicator. If you feel the need to be always patting your skin with a tissue then this is likely because of the oils in your skin.

Spots on your skin can be caused by oil, stress, hormones and other factors. Oily skin isn't just present on the face. You're back, chest, neck, shoulders and arms can be oily too.

How to Care for Oily skin?

Be Gentle: Most people with really oily skin comment that they want to strip all their skin away with a blowtorch or at the very least use harsh soaps. Be careful about using harsh products, the oil your sebaceous glands produce is important because they act as a natural moisturizer.

Don't Make Matters Worse: It may be tempting to use harsh soaps on your skin but all this does is kick start your skin into producing even more oil, making matters worse.

Clear Pores: If your pores are clogged with dead cells, bacteria or dirt this can cause spots. Treat your skin with care, use a gently cleanser and warm water rather than hot water. Use a non-abrasive cleanser and stay away from toners which have alcohol in it.

When using moisturizers, do so in moderation. When buying make-up and sun factor make sure they are suitable for oily skin and are oil-free. Descriptions to look out for include 'non-comedogenic' or 'non-acnegenic'.
About the Author
April often writes articles on fashion and beauty site www.shakeitbaby.co.uk such as dealing with eczema and cures for yeast infections.
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