How would you know that you have the oily skin? It is characterized by increased activity of the sebaceous glands, rough texture, and dull or “shiny” complexion. This type of skin is prone to the appearance of pimples, blackheads, and other blemishes, which are usually very upsetting to its owner. Face, upper chest and back skin are the favorite places of such rashes (and, unfortunately, very noticeable). While many people had acne or some other skin issues in their adolescence and happily forgotten about it as they grew older, some people have to deal with all wonders of oily skin for a lifetime.
Is there a chance to change anything?
The increased work of sebaceous glands may be caused by hereditary features, hormonal imbalance, gastrointestinal disturbances, inappropriate nutrition, high level of stress and improper skin care. Increased skin greasiness in women can be observed when hormonal contraceptives intake is either prolonged or uncontrolled. Oily face skin in combination with the overall skin dryness indicates a hypothyroidism.
Factors that contribute to the worsening of oily skin appearance include the abuse of fatty or spicy food, as well as alcohol, flour products, sweets, fast food, carbonated drinks and other junk food.
Therefore, to find out what’s your real skin type and get the adequate skin treatment, it is necessary to consult a dermatologist in most cases.
Do’s and Don’ts for oily skin owners
A typical mistake of the oily skin owners is overly active and aggressive skin cleansing with alcohol-containing cosmetics and scrubs. Regular degreasing with tonics and lotions may lead only to an aggravation of the problem: in response to the surface lipid layer removal, the epidermis reacts by increasing gland secretion.
In order to care for your skin properly, you should:
- Change qualitative and quantitative characteristics of sebum
- Form a normal lipid barrier
- Hinder a “bad” microflora growth
- Fight inflammation
- Restore and moisturize your skin
- Reduce stress
For severe acne, your dermatologist might prescribe specific drugs that counteract the reproduction of bacterial flora, relieve inflammation and eliminate comedones depending on your particular case.
The good news is that oily skin, if treated in a right way, has a lot of advantages over other skin types. It offers better moisture retention and protection against wind and low temperature, late wrinkles debut.
Oily skin treatment in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch
If you’re want to improve the appearance of the oily skin or struggle with acne at any age, feel free to schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Bradenton or Lakewood Ranch. Our dermatologists will give you a detailed consultation and effective treatment to improve your skin health and appearance. Well-groomed skin is a recipe for a success at any age!
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