Our skin basically caused and affected by many factors, some of which are completely out of our control. If you have oily skin then it can really take you through tough times as the sebaceous glands become overactive, producing excess sebum and it’s nothing less than a nightmare for any individual.

If your face foundation melts away within a couple of hours of applying it and your face tend to become oily within a few minutes of washing it, then you have oily skin. Most often than not, you must deal with skin concerns such as blackheads and whiteheads, enlarged or clogged pores and recurring acne breakouts. Dirt, dust and environmental pollution can even lead to comedones for those with oily prone skin.

If you have been wondering about the causes that why your skin is oily and if there are any natural ways to tackle this issue, then the answers is YES! There are some best tips to take care of oily skin and to keep the oil production in control with simple steps, but prior to that let’s understand why and how skin produces oil?

Causes of Oily Skin:

Genetics –If one of your parents have had a history of oily skin, you are also quite likely to have oil-prone skin.

Age – Research says, adolescents and young adults are known to have oilier skin than the older, the reason is, and your skin indeed produce less sebum as you age. This is also the time when your aging symptoms such as fine lines and wrinkles are more noticeable due to the lack of collagen and sebum.

Climate – The place you live, and the time of year can also make a difference for your skin. The hot and humid climates leave the natural oil on the skin.

Enlarged Pores – Acne breakouts, aging, and weight fluctuations are also responsible for causing your skin pores to become enlarged, and enlarged pores promote skin to produce more oil.

Wrong Skin Care Routine – Oily skin can also be brought by following the wrong skincare routine or using the wrong products. Some people got confused with combination skin with oily skin, and they end up using heavy creams and other products that affect the skin.

Also Read: Do’s and Don’ts for Oily Skin

Home treatments for Oily Skin

  • Wash your face regularly, it can help you to reduce the amount of oil on your skin. You must avoid fragrance soaps, harsh chemicals, and added moisturizers.
  • You should also avoid using rough washcloths like loofahs etc., as this added friction may help your skin to stimulate more oil.
  • Use a good chemical-free toner, it will help to heal your oily skin. A study says astringent toners that contain alcohol help to make your skin dry.
  • Use the facial mask at least twice a week. There are specific facial masks comes in the market especially for oily skin such as honey mask, clay mask, and oatmeal, etc. masks are known one of the best tricks for treating oily skin.
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Amelia Smith

Nutritionist, herbalist, health and medicine writer and yoga enthusiast, Amelia Smith, is a professional in the health, nutrition and diet industry.