Wanting to prevent oily skin is perfectly normal, if you’re the type of person whose body seems to function like an over-productive oil factory. Of course, you don’t want to leave a first impression of an oily complexion on that first big date, or your potential boss being distracted by your overly oily skin during a job interview. The good news is that you can control, if not stop, oily skin easily and safely.
Your skin needs a certain amount of oil or sebum to keep it soft and protect it from germs. However, excessive oil production by the sebaceous glands not only makes it look shiny and unattractive, it can also lead to the development of pores that appear larger than normal. Unfortunately, these enlarged pores can unsightly resemble acne scars.
Another thing, skin that is too oily is more prone to dust and dirt. So you are faced with the problem of not only having unattractive and shiny skin, but also having to deal with dirty skin.
Also, too much sebum can block pores and lead to other problems such as whiteheads, blackheads, and acne. It’s bad enough if these problems show up on the arms, back or neck. It’s even worse if they make an appearance on your face.
So what can you do to control the problem of oily skin? Treat it with oil.
It sounds funny, but it’s true: oil can solve the aches and pains of oily skin. But not any type of oil, mind you. Stay away from mineral oil, a byproduct of petroleum, which can exacerbate your skin problems. Consider instead a plant-based substance like jojoba oil.
Because? Because jojoba extract actually helps regulate the skin’s sebum production in the right amounts. In other words, it prevents your body from producing too much slippery stuff. You get soft, smooth skin that doesn’t feel like oil is smeared all over it.