Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Oily Skin Treatment

Oily Skin Treatment by Louise Forrest

Oily skin is a persistent cause of botheration among many people. Moreover, with the unhealthy practices in our lifestyle and the toxic environment people are becoming more and more subject to everyday, the problem is only to increase. That is why, we need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, coupled with regular exercise and healthy dietary habits in order to overcome oil build up in our skin and to restore the shimmer in our personality. However, many people still are not aware of what causes excessive oil build up and how to overcome it excessively.

Our skin has underneath it sebaceous glands which cause oil secretion. Some people having very active sebaceous glands undergo excessive oil (sebum) secretion in their skins that result in acne, pimples and other associated skin problems. The rate is alarming among the teenagers, although any one from any age group can face oily skin problems. Although sebum is only essential in the healthy performance of our skins, excess of it can also pose serious problems. Remember, a remarkable lack in skin oil can lead to wrinkles easily. Therefore, it becomes essential to control the oil balance of our skins to get a skin glow that is healthy and clean.

Excessive oil secretion is also a site of skin infection, apart from being agentive to whitehead, blackheads, pimples and acne. The first thing to avoid and overcome skin oil buildup is to increase your water intake to at least twelve to fourteen glasses each day. Water is the best natural cleanser and helps clean the body of toxins most effectively. A regular external beauty care regime should also be followed to acquire that glow, a reason for everyone is envy. A general skin care routine can consist of the basics - that is, cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

Several companies and cosmetic manufacturers out there in the market claim their products and brands to be extremely effective for treating oily skin. Theses products generally contain mild benzoyl peroxide, a compound known for relieving oil from skin. However, it is only a show of wisdom to take their claims with a little pinch of salt and decide for yourself which product or brand best suits you. You might even have to experiment a lot before you can actually find the product that best suits your skin type. Remember, no two people have the same skin type and that is why you have to rely on your experience and your dermatologist for advice.

However, it is recommended to resort to natural therapies and treatments to cure oily skin for most effective results and to ensure that the techniques you are using are safe and without any harmful side effects. Using natural ingredients like green tea oil, Aloe Vera, cucumber juice and lemon extracts can help you acquire the healthy glow, relieving you of the excessive oil build up in your skin. Other popular methods of relieving your skin from excessive oil secretion include laser treatment, skin peels, doxycycline, tetracycline, etc for skin. Consult your dermatologist for what is best suited for you and get into a new skin in no time
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