The Truth About Oily Skin And Acne

Everyone knows that dry skin can be very harmful to the overall health of your skin.  But oily skin can be just as bad.  Overly oily skin can lead to acne just as much as dry skin can.  If you learn how to treat your oily skin, you can avoid the pain and embarrassment of acne.

So, what causes oily skin? Oily skin is caused by an excessive amount of a substance called sebum.  Sebum helps keep the skin moisturized but when the body produces it in excess, it can clog the pores on the surface of the skin.  When the pores are clogged, the skin can adequately get rid of dust, dirt and other toxins and pollutants.  As these pollutants and toxins build up, they help cause acne.

Now that you know what causes oily skin, let’s look at how to prevent it.  The body naturally produces sebum and you don’t want your body to stop producing this necessary substance.  But you can control how much sebum stays on the surface of the skin.  A daily routine of washing and cleansing your face can cut down on the amount of sebum on your skin.  Start the day by washing your face and end the day by washing your face.

After you clean your face, you need to moisturize it.  I know what you are thinking – “I just washed off all of the sebum that moisturizes the skin”.  Yes, you did.  And that’s why you need to replace that moisture.   A gentle, non-chemical moisturizer is best.  If you can find a moisturizer design specifically for oily skin, that will help you even more.  Once you commit to this routine, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.

At some point in your life, you will experience oily skin. It is unavoidable.  Instead of worrying about it and getting upset, you can do what it takes to fight the condition before it gets worse.   Fighting oily skin isn’t that difficult and you can do it in just minutes each day.  Isn’t your face worth a few minutes of your time?

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