Oily skin is unattractive and prone to many skin problems. Oily skin is not a harmful skin condition and can be prevented and controlled.
An oily skin has overactive sebaceous glands secreting oil more than normal. This makes the face and skin look greasy and coarse. An oily skin is prone to many skin problems like acne, pimples, blackheads etc. Oil control thus becomes necessary for a healthy skin. For this purpose, it is essential to choose skincare products which are suitable for oily skin.
Oily skin can be caused due to diet. Some food items lead to over secretion of oil from skin. Puberty in teenagers causes oily skin, at this time there is a hormonal imbalance which makes a person sweat and secrete more oil. Weather and climate can make the skin oily. OIly skin can be hereditary also, a person can naturally have an oily skin. Pregnancy can result in oily skin as body undergoes hormonal changes which imbalances the secretion of oil. Oil gets in contact with bacteria and dirt can clog pores and make skin vulnerable to acne. Face and body need to be washed and controlling oil becomes necessary.
Home remedies like yogurt and honey mask, clay mask, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, tomatoes, potato juice, cucumber slices or paste, aloe vera gel, egg whites, milk and bananas can help in controlling oil and getting a beautiful healthy skin.
Oily skin can be a huge problem. Cleaning frequently can cause excessive secretion of sebum, washing face with organic or khadi soaps and using face washes which control oil can be helpful. Brands like Lakme, Everyuth, PureNaturals, Khadi, Patanjali, Lotus, Himalaya have good products which control oil.