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Oily Skin is hard to control. The body naturally produces oil to keep the skin moisturized and healthy. Too much oil can cause breakouts and blemishes, but stripping the skin of all oil causes the body to overcompensate and produce more oil.

Oily face – what are some signs?

Perhaps, your face is shiny only an hour after cleansing, and usually appears greasy by lunch. Or, the more oily areas of your face have blackheads, or acne. Another common sign is pores that are visibly enlarged, especially on your nose, chin, and forehead.

Learning how to care for oily skin takes time to find what works best for you. But what causes oily skin and the problems associated with this condition?

Genetics certainly have an impact on oily skin. When oily skin runs in the family, you’re more likely to get clogged pores and breakouts.

The weather can play a significant role in how oily your skin can become. Heat and humidity during spring and summer can cause skin’s oil production levels to increase. In the winter season, skin can become dehydrated. In this case, excess oil may occur when your skin is overcorrecting for what’s missing.

Overuse use of skin care products can cause havoc with your oily skin. And using the wrong products can have the opposite effect of their intended purpose.

Hormones are another factor to consider. Certain birth control medications can cause an increase of oil production. And fluctuations of hormones from specific events like pregnancy, can dramatically increase oil production.

Of course, stress is hard on your body and mind in many ways. In response to stress, the body produces more androgen hormones, which leads to more oil production.

How to control oily skin?

Cleanse using a gentle, water-soluble cleanser twice daily. For best results, the cleanser should rinse without leaving a hint of residue and fragrance free is the wise choice. And be sure to use an alcohol-free toner loaded with antioxidants can help skin heal, and minimize large pores by reducing inflammation.

Exfoliation is important. It is the best way to remove build up and reduce clogged pores and white bumps.

And it almost goes without saying that sun protection is an essential ingredient in dealing with oily skin. Tanning can reduce the oil in your skin and dry out the skin, which can create a response of increased oil production by your skin. Along with sun protection, comes hydration. Keep your skin hydrated.

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Eating a healthy diet also helps the appearance of your skin. A diet rich in antioxidant foods combined with limiting sugars is wise advise for oily skin.

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