Diseases & Conditions
Treatments & Procedures
Skin Care
Site Index

Oily Skin

Oily Skin Topics

Home: Skin Care: Oily Skin: Facts

Oily Skin: Facts

Facts About Oily Skin

  • Oily skin is caused by excess sebum produced by sebaceous glands. This problem can be because of heredity or hormonal changes.
  • Removing oil from top of the skin does not increase oil production. You can use any product safely to remove oils.
  • Facial oils that blot the oil, do not reduce sebum production.
  • People with oily skin develop wrinkles later than those with dry skin.
  • Oil should not be removed totally from the skin. Oil with sweat creates the acid mantle which creates a barrier for the bacteria.
  • Isotretinoin is not a cure for oily skin.
  • Retinoids can reduce oily skin problem substantially.
  • Glycolic and salicylic acid- AHA and BHA do not reduce oil production, but peel off the dead skin layer and remove the oils present.

Article created on: September 11, 2006

Quizzes & Tests

Terms & Conditions Of Use - Contact Us - Copyrights - Privacy Policy - Sitemap

DoctorGoodSkin.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatments. It is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. For any medical advice, always consult your Doctor or medical professional. Please read legal conditions and terms of use before using this website. Use of this website constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions of use. Click here for terms of use.
DoctorGoodSkin.com (c) Internet Design Zone. All rights reserved.