Oily skin

Everyone has oil in their skin. Natural oil known as sebum in our skin is produced by sebaceous glands. These help to preserve the skin’s moisture keeping them healthy and hydrated. People with oily skin tend to have thicker skin and fewer wrinkles. 

But excessive oil secretion is not at all good. The sebaceous glands in some people can produce too much oil. This creates oily skin. 

We need to find a nice balance between having too much oil and keeping your skin's natural moisture. Excessive oily skin can clog pores and lead to increased acne breakouts.

Few reasons for oily skin can be age, genetics, environmental factors, enlarged pores, over doing or underdoing skin care or using wrong products.

Consult our dermatologist if over-the-counter items aren't helping you treat oily skin. Chemical peels and lasers can help to reduce oiliness and enhance the overall appearance of your skin. Tretinoin, adapalene, and tazarotene-laced creams can also benefit by altering pores and reducing oiliness.

Since everyone's skin is different, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to skin care. Make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rajdeep Mysore if you're worried about the amount of oil your skin produces, or if you're dealing with blackheads or acne.