September 11, 2017

4 Reasons Your Skin is Oily

 Some people deal with oily skin all the time, others everyone so often. Either way, oily skin can be a massive bummer.
We of course need some oil in skin and it’s not all bad! But when bad oils lead to pimples, acne, blemishes and won’t let your makeup stay put, your skin is producing much more than what is needed. So why are you getting it? There could be a number of reasons…
Family History 
We are born with our skin type, and this normally does not change throughout our lifetime. If you started out with an oily skin type, you will most likely have it forever. There may be times when the amount of oil in your skin fluctuates. The positive side to having an oily skin type is that the oil is often used as an anti-ager, so you will be less likely to develop wrinkles early on.Stress 
Your skin may begin to produce more oil when you are in a stressed out state. Stress affects the way hormones react in your body. This then affects the appearance of your skin. We are also more likely to touch our faces if we are feeling stressed, which then interrupts the barrier that regulates oil production.

Wrong Skincare Routine 
If you are using the incorrect products for your skin, it can overstimulate the flow of oil. This can lead to an imbalance of hormones. Also, if your routine includes too much exfoliating, cleansing, and not enough moisturiser, this can also produce excess oil. There is a common misconception that if your skin is oily you do not need to use moisturizer. If you have oily skin and you do not use moisturiser, your skin may be even more oily. Your cleanser should not be surfactant-based. The cleanser should state that it will remove any excess oil without stripping anything from your skin.

Unhealthy Diet 
An unhealthy diet can lead to increased oil content inside of each cell membrane. Experts suggest decreasing the amount of sugar and alcohol you partake and replacing them with a balanced and healthy diet. Your diet should include a lot of water and fats that are healthy. Omega-3s are often recommended. They are found in foods such as walnuts, fatty fish, and even avocado. A healthy diet can aid in increasing the quality of oil that your skin is producing, as well as aiding in your skin’s ability to balance itself.

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