Oily or greasy skin is particularly common in teenagers and also young adults. A result of excessive productions of sebum, it is characterized by a shiny appearance to the T-zone area. The epidermis teds to thicken and the pores dilate, thus giving the skin a slightly rough and irregular texture. It is also more likely to suffer from acne and spots.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Oily skin?
The overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands causes oily skin. These glands are found beneath the surface of the skin. Sebum is a fat-based greasy material. However, too much sebum can cause oily skin, which can lead to closed pores and acne.
What should I use for oily skin?
Many of the same drugs that are used to treat acne are also used to treat oily skin. Topical creams containing adapalene, tretinoin, or tazarotene, which alter the way pores secrete sebum and so reduce oiliness, can also be prescribed by doctors.
What does oily skin cause?
Oily skin is caused by the sebaceous glands producing too much sebum. These glands are located beneath the skin’s surface. Sebum is a fatty, fat-based substance. Overproduction of sebum, on the other hand, can result in oily skin, which can contribute to clogged pores and acne.
Is having oily skin good?
While oil is good for maintaining elasticity of your skin, it can also be a major cause of skin imperfections. Thus, oily skin must be treated with utmost care to control the oil production and prevent blemishes from breaking out.
How to treat oily skin?
Oily skin is often treated with oil control cosmetics products. Changing your cosmetics to water-based products can also help reduce the oil production on your skin.
How do I stop my face from being so oily?
Washing your face twice a day is important to keep your skin free from oil. It is also important to consult your skin care specialist for advice on the right products for your skin type and the proper routine to follow for oil control.