Oily skin is a problem for people of all ages and complexions. While by itself it can be an annoyance – causing clogged pores, blackheads, and build-up of dead skin – with a bit of bad luck oily skin can quickly turn into a breakout.
So what to do? If you thought you’d put your days of acne behind you when you turned 20, it can be a shock to wake up to a pimple starting to breakthrough. Luckily, there are options, but understanding what to do means understanding how pimples work and what causes them.
Oily skin is caused by overactivity in a part of the skin called the sebaceous glands. These glands secrete a waxy substance called sebum, which serves to lubricate the skin, protecting it against dryness and reducing the risk of wrinkling.
Overactive sebaceous glands can be caused by either genetics or environmental factors – with a diet high in certain foods such as dairy contributing to sebum production. This in turn can lead to acne when sebum mixes with dead skin cells and plugs the underlying hair follicles, which in turn can become infected, causing a pimple.
What are some solutions for acne & oily skin?
As such, controlling the amount of oil on your face can go a long way to stopping pimples before they start. Oily skin treatments such as an Anti-Blemish Face Wash or our Intensive Oil Control Cream can help to remedy the issue, removing excess sebum and washing away dead skin cells to leave pores clean and clear. These products can work to remove excess oil from the skin and create a durable barrier that regulates sebum production, combatting sheen hours after washing.
Explore the range of natural pimple treatment products at La Clinica and find something to suit your complexion. We also offer a range of treatments for acne scars, helping to reduce visibility. Order online today and enjoy free postage in Australia on all orders over $75.