Oily skin results an overproduction of sebum that makes the skin oily and shiny. Oily skin can produce enlarged pores and blackheads. In an oily skin condition, desquamation can be slowed. Desquamation is the body’s natural process of exfoliation, or the shedding of dry, old, hardened skin cells so new cells can rise to the surface. This process can contribute to clogged follicles, leading to the build-up of acne bacteria which increases the production of breakouts.
How Do I Treat Oily Skin?
Oily skin is hormonal or hereditary, but can also occur in those who use the wrong skin care products. Therefore, it is important not to use skin care products that will dry out the skin. Skin needs to be balanced in order to minimize oil production. Oily and combination skin naturally produces excess sebum, but drying out the skin will make it even worse.
Exfoliation is a process that is especially helpful for those with oily skin. In addition to smoothing, improving skin tone and enhancing the skin’s receptiveness of oil-controlling ingredients, exfoliation helps rid oily skin of dulling skin cells to help keep skin clear.