Skin Oiliness

Our body produces oil to help keep our skin soft and supple, but if too much sebum is produced, it can lead to acne flare-ups and oiliness which are some of the leading causes of acne. The next time you ask yourself “why is my face so oily?”, remember that there are two main factors to blame: hormones and genetics.

Oily skin is known medically as seborrhoea and is caused by excess skin oil production within the pores. During puberty and other life events, fluctuating hormones can result in increased androgen levels – androgens are considered one of the top oily skin causes. Androgens are male hormones, present in both males and females, that signal the maturation of the skin’s sebaceous glands. As these glands mature, oil production increases.

The higher amount of androgens present, the more sebum is funnelled through the pores, which then sits on the surface of the skin, creating an oily sheen. Should this excess oil become trapped in the pore and combine with dead skin cells and bacteria on the surface of the skin and inside the pore, pimples, blackheads, and other blemishes will form.

It’s also important to note the role that genetics can play in oily skin. In most acne patients, the reaction to hormonal changes is dependent on genes and hormones. Life events like puberty or pregnancy can result in hormone fluctuations, and genetics and hereditary factors can determine how your skin reacts to these hormones fluctuations.

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This is where the Botox helps, too. Yes, it is usually used to soften facial expression lines by damping down the muscles that pull those expressions. There aren’t any muscles around the pores; muscles lie deeper beneath the fat that is under the skin. But there’s another, more superficial way of injecting Botox just under the surface of the skin, which is the way it is used to treat Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Usually done in the armpits, but it can also be done on overly sweaty foreheads and blocks the nerve signals that tell the sweat glands to sweat. This is an effect that has been observed and studied by other doctors, who have confirmed that Botox does reduce sebum production by around 30 per cent, which can reduce the appearance of pores by around 18 per cent, though no one has quite worked out exactly how it works. For maintenance we recommend ZO Ossential Instant Pore Refiner, £60.

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Prevention

The most important is to have the appropriate skin routine at the morning and evening for oily skin (salicylic acid)
Every day counts!
Meditate for 10 min after you wake up
Treat your skin to breakfast with a refreshing or anti-ageing mask
Use makeup only by a big occasion. Try our BB cream for every day instead, it is much lighter and it has an SPF factor.
Avoid direct sun exposure.
Keep your hands clean at all times
Do not smoke
Avoid alcohol
Eat well, eat organic!
While changing your habits might be a challenging start with taking
vitamin supplements: Vitamin A, C, B Complex, D3 and Omega Oils
Exercise, do what you like but keep moving!
Find the time to relax
Get your face massaged
Get your 8 hours sleep
Meditate before sleep
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