Skin Care

How to Deal With Oily Skin

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3. Hormonal Changes

Changes in our hormone levels, in particular, our Androgen levels, can cause an increase in sebum production. Fluctuations or increases in our Androgen levels can occur due to several life events or factors such as stress, illness, the beginning of menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.

4. Medication

Another factor that can impact our skin’s production of oils is the medications we take. Some medications can cause dehydration, and we all know that when our skin becomes dehydrated, it produces more sebum to counter the loss of moisture. Conversely, other medications can alter our hormone levels such as birth control medications and hormone replacement medications. Again both will result in extra oil production.

5. Poor Diet And Low Water Consumption

The old saying we are what we eat truly applies when it comes to oily skin. Having a poor diet that consists of sugary foods, fried foods, dairy, and refined carbohydrates will have a negative impact on our health; it will also increase sebum production and cause acne. It also goes without saying that water plays a key role in the hydration of our skin. Our bodies are made up of 60% water, so if you don’t drink enough water, you get dehydrated and so does your skin. Not only will dirt and dead skin clog your pores, causing breakouts, but your skin will also produce more sebum because it is dry.

6. Stress

We already discussed how increased stress levels can cause fluctuations in our Androgen levels, which in turn can cause increased oil production. But it is always worth mentioning again that stress is a killer for our skin, so if you want to reduce the shine on your face, try to relax and take some deep breaths.

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Natassia is the Editorial Director for both Your Brand of Beauty and PMWorld 360 Magazine. She is also the Content Marketing Manager for Lead-Her-Ship Group. Natassia has been a co-contributor for the Price of Business talk radio and USA Business Radio. She’s also been a contributor to AlphaGamma, a business portal for Millennials. Natassia holds degrees and experience in Psychology, Criminology, and certification in Legal Administration.   As an avid beauty enthusiast, Natassia has always had a love of makeup. She has a vast collection of lip products and other makeup products. Her love of cosmetics led her to work as a cosmetologist for a time. She spends most of her spare time looking for and testing the best beauty products and keeping up with trends. Natassia is admittedly a hair product junkie, she owns more hair products than she owns shoes. Her true passion is achieving the perfect natural curls. Her connection to wellness comes from her formal training in Psychology and her desire to maintain her optimal state of wellness. Natassia cover's all topics for men and women under 40.

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