How to Care for Oily Skin
Oily skin can happen to
any of us. And just as oily skin can be a not-so-great hereditary
gift from your mother or father, your hormones may also be to blame.
Hormone production stimulates
oil production; and so the more hormones fluctuate, the more likely
you are to have oily skin, according to dermatologist Dr. Doris
J. Day. Physical or emotional situations can affect a man’s
or woman’s hormones and lead to oily skin.
Still there are ways to control
your oily skin production. Oil is produced by the sebaceous glands,
which are located in the second layer of the skin. There are more
of these glands in the face, neck, chest, head and back. You can
control the oily skin with proper cleansing; washing and scrubbing
more than twice a day is actually counterproductive and more harmful
to your skin. Don’t use soap because it can be too harsh,
instead use a gentle cleanser.
Continue using moisturizers and
incorporate alpha hydroxyl products into your skin care regime.
Dr. Barry Resnik, a dermatologist, recommends combating oily skin
by using a glycolic acid and salicylic acid product to exfoliate
the skin and reduce the gland buildup. This should be used with
light, oil-free moisturizer to maintain the skins youthful appearance.