Causes of Oily Skin

Excess quantity of moisturizer by oil glands is the main cause of oily skin. It makes the skin texture thick and heavy. The oily skin is the main cause of pimples, black heads, white heads and blemishes. It results in greasy feeling and shiny on the face that accumulate dirt and grime which was not liked by all the owners of oily skin. Sagging and wrinkles are prematurely appeared. This type of skin that contains the active oil glands tends to age than other types.

Oily Skin

Advantage and Disadvantages of Oily Skin

Hormones and genes play important role of having this type skin. The oily skin makes you to look dirty and dull. The advantage of this skin: It keeps your skin more elastic, because if it’s excess oil. It helps to develop wrinkles at later age than other type of skin.


Most common cause of this type of skin is pimple, also called blocked pores. To prevent pimples, wash your face often with a proper face wash, especially available for oily skin. Wash your face after your workouts; don’t wait till you reach your home. Because perspiration that causes pimples will dry on your face.

Oily Skin

To get a better result wash your face at least twice a day, once in the morning and bedtime. Use gentle face washes like Dove or with plain water.


To get rid of the shine, splash water on your face as soon as it starts looking oily. Gently wipe it with a tissue or towel. It is better to avoid face wash when you wash your face more than four times per day. It may produce more oil in your skin. Use oil free from cosmetics and moisturizers till your skin gets complete remedy.

8 Pro Tips to Take Care for Oily Skin

   1. Wash your face 2-3 times in a day with cold water using mild soap. If you are unable to wash often, better use pre-moistened cleansing pad pack.
   2. Use the product that suits your skin; you can get suggestion from your aestheticians and dermatologists before selecting any product.
   3. Bath or shower in lukewarm moderately than steamed hot water. By using hot water it may strip the needed moisturizer from your skin. Cold water may distress your skin.
   4. Avoid cleanser that makes your skin over dry. It may produce more oil than usual.
   5. Use oil free sunscreen lotions and moisturizer products that don’t block pores.
   6. You can have drugs to reduce the production of oil glands according to the dermatologist advice.
   7. Though oil glands are very sensitive, you have to maintain proper diet, so avoid foods that contains rich fat.
    8. These efforts are to clean your oily skin. There are some cases due to hereditary.

Treatment of Oily Skin

If oily skin is not treated properly, it leads to build dead skin cells and black heads. It becomes difficult to maintain the skin. Skin complexion looks sallow and pore turns into visible. Treatment for oily skin takes time and also needs patience. There is no quick solution. It has to be treated internally with professional medical help. Mostly treatment can control your problem but cannot resolve. In control case, improvement in skin condition and less greasy can be achieved.

Oily Skin

Treatment involves in removal of extra sebum without drying up the skin. More removal of sebum results negative, though it can only motivate the oil glands by producing them more.

Right way is clean the skin with soft detergent that is less in fatty oils or substances. Detergents containing Alpha hydroxyl Acids (AHA) remove the dead cells from the skin and expose a new layer. Regular use of AHA will help. To compensate the dryness due to wash, follow AHA wash with application of water-based moisturizer.

Maintain your diet carefully. Eat low fat diet rich in grains, fresh vegetables and fruits. Intake at least 3-4 liters of water per day, it can be in form of tea, juices or plain water that recommended for good skin tone. More consumption of mineral and Vitamins like vitamin A, B complex and C are important.

Use oil free makeup products particularly for foundation and flush. Water based products won’t clog your pores. Choose the foundation that absorbs oil to avoid shiny or oily look. It is better to use non-oil based sunscreen. Especially gels are recommended though they are non greasy.

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