Our sebaceous glands are present throughout the skin on our body with exception of our palms and bottom of our feet. These glands produce skin oil known as sebum which keeps our skin, soft, protected, and elastic. Without sebum our skin would look like alligators skin…scaly and overly dry. But sometimes these glands produce too much skin oil and our skin becomes too oily; our face and sometimes body, shine in all the wrong places leading to melting make-up and unhealthy appearance but very often also leads to dreaded breakouts- and unsightly pimples. Indeed oily skin is known to be a precursor to acne and even though some individuals with dry skin also get acne, the majority of acne sufferers have oily skin. So- if you want to prevent an acne breakout and get rid of your oily complexion you need to control the excess oil being produced by your sebaceous glands.
When oily skin runs in the family, chances are that every member will have sebaceous glands that produce excess oil. Any skin that’s genetically oily is more likely to lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
We all want to look young forever. In the quest for the “fountain of youth” people often over cleanse, over exfoliate, over scrub and use too much oil based products. All of the above will only increase the symptoms of oily skin
A rise in heat and humidity during spring and summer can cause skin’s oil production levels to increase. In contrast, when the air becomes dry in winter, skin can get dehydrated, and excess oil may occur when it overcompensates for what’s missing.
The most effective way to manage oily skin is to cleanse your face both morning and night. Using a mild, non- alcohol or non-salicylic acid based cleanser. Harsh soaps and cleansers can trigger the skin to increase oil production. The same applies to a facial brush or buff. Use mild, non-comedogenic facial care products. Watch for products containing glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acid that may in small doses help to cut oil but may also irritate the skin. Use warm water, not hot, because temperature extremes can again irritate skin and over stimulate the skin...
Beware of harsh toners and if you really like using toners stay with moisturizing not drying products. If you insist on using astringents apply them only on oily areas of the skin, such as the forehead, nose, and chin. Avoid using them on areas that tend to be dry or you’re likely to create dry patches on your skin.
One of the most prevailing myths about the skin is a belief that some people have dry skin, some people have oily skin... The reality is that most people have combination skin, oily in some places, dry in others and your skincare must recognize this duality
Applying masks and clays to the skin helps draw out oils and cleanses pores, but there is also concern for over drying. Limit masks and clays to really big events and only use few times a year.
People with oily skin often think that moisturizers are not for them since they believe their skin will look even shinier after applying a moisturizer, this is not true. Oily skin needs to be moisturized to stay healthy and look its best. Choose an oil-free moisturizer. Water base products will serve you the best and applying the moisturizer after each cleansing should become a routine.
As we already said that tanning is not good for oily skin, if you actually go in the sun you need oil-free Sunscreen. Traditional sunscreens tend to be quite thick and may block pores. Sunscreens gels may be better for oily skin some of the newest products, including facial powders, and very light mousses or thin lotions offer a good protection against sun damage without clogging the pores.
The only real way to manage oily skin is to return your sebaceous glands to their “normal” state and to stop the over production of sebum.
AcnEase® is the all botanical ingredients based oral product that does exactly that. It works as a buffer against substances in our bodies that make sebaceous glands over stimulate sebum production. It is important to understand that these ingredients will not directly affect hormones levels so the product can be used by both women and men of all ages. This action allows oil production to return to healthy levels and consequently not only improves the appearance of your skin but also PREVENTS breakouts and acne.