Did you know that the outermost layer of your skin is composed entirely of dead skin cells and oil? 

It's called the stratum corneum, and it protects the living skin cells underneath it by lubricating the skin and trapping in moisture.
Firstly analyze your genetics, now look am not saying you should start staring at every female or male relative but when oily skin runs in the family, chances are that MOST members will have larger sebaceous glands that produce excess oil.

Another reason is overuse use of skin care products. Some people are product junkies; they over cleanse, over exfoliate, scrub with too much pressure or apply too much product.

Wait for a minimum of three months before you write off your product as rubbish or useless.

Seasonal changes such as a rise in heat can cause skin’s oil production levels to increase.  In contrast, when the air becomes dry in winter, skin can get dehydrated, and excess oil may occur because your skin is over compensating for its dryness.

Hormonal birth control and hormone replacement medications can cause an increase of oil production. Likewise, virtually any medication causes dehydration and production of excess oil when skin overcompensates for lack of oil.

Uses of incorrect products for example if you have oily skin do not use products that are specifically for dry skin or vice versa.
In response to stress, the body produces more androgen hormones, which leads to more oil production so calm down, and do your skin a favour.

Scrubbing with a wash cloth irritates and dries out your skin causing it to overproduce oil to compensate.

Another cause is over Sun tanning. Tanning is BAD for reducing oil as it causes the sebaceous glands to surge production of oil in order to protect the skin’s surface.

Ahmet Altiner, M.D a practicing dermatologist says "It is very rare that only one type of medicine is sufficient enough for long-term oil control.
Most patients will need a combination of over-the-counter benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid products. 

To complicate the problem, many people with oily skin are actually combination skin types with the forehead, nose and chin areas oily and the cheeks normal or dry skin. This can make cleansing the skin complicated.
Hope is not lost however; there are certain things you can at home which help.

First wash your hands before cleansing your face to protect your skin from bacteria, and then use a mild cleanser with a little mealie meal or oatmeal.

 Soaps are usually too hash for skin scrub your skin gently in circular motions then steam your face by, covering your head with a towel, leaning  over a pot of boiling water for about fifteen minutes, then rinsing off. 

Then make a face mask, with yogurt, honey, and egg white and use warm water to rinse as hot water will increase production of oil.

After this use a face toner, you can buy one or you can use Apple Cider Vinegar, dab on a cotton wool and pat on the oily parts of your face.

After that moisturize as oily skin also needs moisture just use a light, oil-free moisturizer and learn to protect your skin with oil-free or gel sunscreens.
Stay away from products that contain oil use mineral-based powder foundations and liquid makeup.

Choose a foundation that is one color lighter than your actual skin tone as the oil on your skin will darken the makeup.

Eating a healthy diet is also helps the appearance of your skin; fruits and vegetables, fish and nuts and water unlike fat and sugar.

Nuts are a healthy snack

Leaving makeup on overnight will lead to breakouts caused by clogged pores and excess oil:

Change your pillow cases often, as dirt trapped in fabrics can cause irritation and breakouts.

Simple things help but only if you do them consistently.



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