Welcome reader, this is Kimberly again. For those of you who are not familiar with me, I am a licensed nutritionist with a BA in food science and nutrition. Recently, I have had a spike in oily skin condition questions and this was not just from people, who have oily skin. This is why I decided to write this article and help you out. Below I will provide you will some information that will help you combat this very common skin condition.
Causes of Oily Skin
I decided to include the above question in my article, because this is one of the most common questions that I am asked. So, let’s get down to it.
• Genetics – When oily skin runs in the family, there is a good chance that every member will suffer from this condition, but this is not always the case.
• Overusing skin products – While in search for the perfect skin care product, many of my clients end up doing more harm than good. They tend to scrub with too much pressure, which damages the skin surface. Applying too much of the product on the skin, during one application can also clog the pores.
• Seasonal changes – When heat and humidity rises, which is usually during the summer and spring, it causes the oil production in one’s skin to increase.
• Medications – Hormonal birth control or replacement drugs can also cause an increase in oil production in the skin.
• Using the wrong products – Sometimes, my clients will combine the wrong skin care products with their skin types and this can also result in oily skin.
Stress is another common issue that can affect oil production. Of course, it is always difficult to lower your anxiety level, if you work in an extremely stressful field. You should try yoga and meditation techniques, because they are very beneficial and effective for decreasing anxiety.
Individuals tend to think that because sun tanning dries the skin out that it will help with oily skin, but this is only a myth. Over exposure to the sun can trigger outbreaks, which will eventually lead to an overproduction of oil. By monitoring and limiting your sun exposure, you will be doing your skin a huge favor.
Products for Oily Skin
Now, we will learn about some of the best skin care products for oily skin. Neutrogena oil-free acne wash is one of the best products to start off your day. When you wake in the morning, wash your face with this product and it will remove dirt, as well as combat oil build up.
Garnier Clean and Blackhead Eliminating Scrub is truly a great product. It contains charcoal and salicylic acid, which is not only good for your skin, but also it will breakdown blackheads, so you can simply wash them away.
Jan Marini SPF sunscreen is designed for people, who suffer from oily skin. This product is not only oil and fragrance free, but it also helps protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also contains green tea extract, which is capable of soothing and calming inflamed skin.