WHAT CAUSES OILY SKIN? 6 ANSWERS | Wrinkle treatment Chattanooga

This post does not tell you how the sebaceous gland produces oil but it will give you 6 practical answers to the question ‘why is my skin so oily?’ and what can you do about it. We recommend you to check out this website https://www.flawlesschattanooga.com– to learn about their “Wrinkle treatment Chattanooga” services.
1) OVER-WASHING LEADS TO EXCESSIVE OIL ON FACE
You should wash your face 2 times a day and no more! Over-washing will just make you end up with excessive oil on your face. Why? Because over-washing strips away your skin’s natural protective barrier and dries out the moisture from the layers of your skin. Dried out, your skin will produce even more oil to keep itself moist.
2) SOAP FOR OILY SKIN
For the same reason as over-washing, soaps contain thickeners that rip off the fatty acids from your skin making it too dry. As a result, your skin will produce more oil to keep itself moist.
Soaps have a pH value of 9 to 10 which makes them alkaline. Our skin is slightly acidic with a pH level ranging between 5.6 and 5.8. When applied on face, soap bars increase the pH of our skin damaging it. Read more on Are soaps bad for your skin?
3) SUNBURNED SKIN PRODUCES SEBUM TO HEAL ITSELF
One thing that sebum is good for is healing wounds. Over exposure to harmful UV rays will lead to burns thus your skin, feeling wounded, will produce more oil in order to heal itself.
4) ALCOHOL IN SKINCARE
You should normally avoid products that have alcohol in the first 5 ingredients, especially in toners, but you should know that not all types of alcohol are bad. As Beauty Brains explains, there are 2 types of alcohol that you should stay away from:
1) Ethyl alcohol or Ethanol, Alcohol Denat, SD Alcohol
2) Isopropyl alcohol or isopropanol
They can be drying because they have the ability to dissolve the natural oils of your skin that act as a protective barrier as a result, your skin won’t be able to lock moisture inside. Read more about good and bad alcohols in my article Alcohol in skincare, the good and the bad.
5) SLEEPING WITH MAKE-UP ON
I’m sure you’ve read by now a lot of articles in which the authors are so convinced that sleeping with make-up will bring all the misfortune to your skin and if you really have a habit of doing this then I’m afraid you’re in big trouble…
…and when I say trouble I’m referring to ‘clogged pores, breakouts, dryness and wrinkles’ kind of trouble. But this doesn’t mean that sleeping with make-up on has to scare the face out of you! It may happen a few times to accidently sleep with your make-up on and it’s ok. Even Dr. Schultz says that in this video.
6) OILY SKIN IS SENSITIVE TO WEATHER CHANGES –
I have never agreed with something in my life as strong as I agree with this one. You can’t believe it until you see it and I experienced it on my own skin when I moved to Malaysia. Humidity is higher and the air so dry that it immediately shows on your face when you walk out your air-conditioning room.
Before moving to Malaysia I even thought my skin is calming down and becoming more combination type. How wrong was I?! What have we learned from this? A hot climate stimulates oil gland production as well as urban polluted air irritates oil glands making them more active.

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