There are different types of skins. These are categorized as normal, dry, combination, and oily skin. Normal skin is one that is neither too oily nor too dry. It is well-balanced and healthy skin. Dry skin is one that produces less sebum than normal. Sebum to some extent is important for the skin as it helps to keep skin moisturized with its lipid content and also provides protection against external invaders. Dry skin feels tight and looks dull. Oily skin has more than required sebum production. Also, the pores are visible on the skin. As the name suggests combination skin is the one in which the T zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is oily while other parts of the face are dry.
How To Identify Skin Type?
Shiny and glossy
Skin becomes patchy, scaly
and cracked heels in extreme cases
Thicker, Pale Skin
What is Oily Skin?
To some extent, sebum or oil is required by the skin to make it look glossy and keep it moisturized. Also, the layer of sebum on the skin acts as a barrier against microorganisms that can damage the skin. However, excess of anything is bad. Similarly, if a lot of sebum appears on the skin it can lead to problems such as acne, pimples, clogged pores, and accumulation of dead skin cells.
What Causes Oil Production?
There are sebaceous glands present in the skin. These glands get activated if the skin is too dry or if there are any allergens present. Also, sebum helps to clear out the dead skin cells. This sebum is released onto the skin through pores. If a lot of sebum is produced then it will clog the pores.
Causes Of Excess Sebum Production
Hormonal changes and imbalances
Cosmetics with irritants
Pros of Oily Skin
- If the excess oil production is kept under control, then this skin type can prove to be a blessing in disguise as it prevents premature skin aging and also the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- It provides protection against foreign particles that damage skin
- Contains natural Vitamin E
Cons Of Oily Skin
- It can clog the pores and leads to pimples
- Makes the skin look shiny
- Causes acne
Acne & Oily Skin
There are 2 types of acne, inflammatory and non-inflammatory. Noninflammatory acne is the one that is due to the clogged pores that appear as blackheads or whiteheads. While inflammatory acne is the one with redness and pustules or cysts. One of the main causes of acne is oily skin. The excess sebum clogs the pores causing acne. Therefore with the right skincare products, excessive oil secretion must be controlled.
What Can Help You Control Excess Oil Production?
Following a proper skincare regime with products designed for your skin type and also opting for a healthy diet can make significant changes in your skin. A good skincare regime includes:
Cleansing face Toning Moisturizing Using a sunscreen
At night, all these steps can be followed along with the use of exfoliant (only once or twice a week)
and also a face mask to give your skin hydration.
A moisturizer for oily skin must be chosen carefully as some moisturizers are not meant for oily skin and contribute to excess oil production. Sorafine cremogel has all the right ingredients to moisturize your skin. It contains jojoba oil extract that quickly absorbs the oil secretion. This product does not clog the pores hence does not cause acne.it makes your skin less shiny, soft, and perfectly moisturized.