Facts About Oily Skin

It’s no secret that there is a connection between acne and oily skin. In fact, most of the people who have to buy acne products during their lifetime have oily skin. Some myths about what causes oily skin have persisted for decades, in spite treatment of the condition never having the desired effect. While diet and letting makeup build up on your skin can aggravate acne, eating a healthy diet and cleaning your face regularly is not enough to provide real acne control. A hormone called Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, causes oil production in the skin and the acne that over-production of the oil leads to. People who produce too much oil in their skin usually have larger pores.
Oily Skin Is Not Always Inherited
People who have oily skin from the time they are teenagers have inherited it from their parents. They can no more change their skin type than they can change their eye color. The reason that oily skin and acne become less of a problem for most as they enter adulthood is that they are producing less of the hormone DHT than they did during adolescence. For others, oily skin is something that comes and goes even into adulthood. This is not necessarily related to your genes, but to shifts in your hormones. Some of the causes of these shifts are:

  • Taking certain medications
  • Pregnancy
  • Women’s menstrual periods
  • Menopause

The oil that is produced in the skin is call sebum. Sebaceous glands in the skin create the oil and then secrete it through the pores. Sebum is not only important for moisturizing skin, but also for removing the dead skin cells that can clog pores. When too much sebum is produced, it clogs the pores, and no longer carries out the dead skin cells and other irritants. The blocked pores continue to trap the skin cells, bacteria grow, and an acne outbreak occurs.
There are many acne products on the market that are designed to remove oil from the skin. The problem with using these products as the only method of treatment is that they do not affect the amount of DHT in the skin or the amount of oil that it produces. Stopping the production of DHT and sebum is the only way to stop the oiliness from occurring. To learn more about the most effective way to reduce oil production in your skin, call Clearogen at 877-30-CLEAR.