Having oily skin can be annoying, embarrassing and distressing. You can wash your face in the morning and a few moments later it feels dirty and oily again. Before you’ve even got to school or work, makeup might be sliding off your face and you’re in need of constant touch ups. Having an oily complexion can also make you prone to blemishes and blackheads which just add to the problem. No one wants their skin to look greasy and dull, and you shouldn’t have to live with it.
What is oily skin and why do I get it?
Oily skin is caused by over-active sebaceous glands which produce oil called Sebum. In normal amounts, Sebum is a healthy lubricant for skin, however when glands over-produce the oil, it can become heavy and lead to a shiny yet dull complexion, blocked pores and ultimately breakouts.
When there is a combination of excess oil and dead skin cells, pores can get clogged creating spots. The reason some people have over-active sebaceous glands is unclear and can be different for everyone. It can be caused by hormones, stress and skin irritations such as washing too much. Often people believe that oily skin is caused by eating too much chocolate or greasy food. This is not true – although having a healthy diet rich in nutrients and vitamins can help when it comes to keeping skin under control.
How can I treat oil-prone skin?
Many people with oily skin tend to over-wash. If you’re guilty of this, stop right now! Over-washing the skin can actually increase oil production. Wash your face twice a day with the Clarifying Cleanser to remove dirt and impurities from not only the skin surface, but from deep down inside the pores too. After cleansing, make sure you treat your skin with the Exfoliating Blemish Treatment Gel to reduce pore-clogging bacteria and restore skin’s health and clarity. Finally use the Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15, which will not only protect you from the sun but it will also control oil production for up to 8 hours, leaving you with a perfectly matte, healthy-looking complexion, free from blemishes and shine! Make sure you strengthen your skin from within as well. Eat lot’s of fresh, whole foods and take the Pure Skin Clarifying Dietary Supplements to ensure your body is getting all the nutrients and vitamins it needs to ensure your cells are strong and healthy and skin is looking it’s absolute best.