Everyone has oil in their skin. The sebaceous gland in each cell produces natural oils called sebum. As a matter of fact, people with oily skin type just have excess of oil being produced by the sebaceous gland. And the excess oil on the face produces a greasy/shiny appearance. If ones does not take proper care of their oily skin, pores can become clogged and enlarged, and dead skin cells will accumulate resulting in blackheads, pimples and other types of acne.

In this article, we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions about oily skin care. They are as follows:

1. How do you take care of oily skin? 

 - Wash your face twice a day.    

 - Having a good cleaning and skincare routine is the most important thing you can do to care of oily skin. 

 - Use oil-free cosmetics. 

 - Use moisturizers selectively. 

 - Don't over-wash your face.    

 - Be mindful of what touches your face.

2. How do you get rid of oily skin naturally? 

- Wash regularly. Washing with warm water and a gentle soap can reduce the amount of oil on the skin.   

 - Use a toner. Astringent toners that contain alcohol tend to dry out the skin.

 - Pat the face dry.

 - Use blotting papers and medicated pads.

 - Use a facial mask.

 - Apply moisturizers.

3. Is It good or bad to have oily skin?

- Oily skin is not necessarily unhealthy but can clog your pores and lead to acne. 

- Face washes specifically designed for oily skin can help.

- Skin is healthiest when it is neither too oily nor too dry.

- Pimples are caused when skin oil, called sebum, mixes with dead skin cells and clog pores.

4. What causes oily skin?

- Under each of your pores is a sebaceous gland that produces natural oils called sebum.

- This helps keep your skin hydrated and healthy. In some people, though, the sebaceous glands can produce too much oil.

- The causes of oily skin include genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.

5. Does oily skin age better?

- For people with oily skin, breakouts may never stop as they age. But oily skin does have a plus:

  • It wards off wrinkles better than dry skin because the oils keep skin moisture and smoother.
  • Your body's ability to fight free radicals that attack and damage cells and collagen also slows with age.

6. Why is my nose so oily?

- An oily nose is a common problem. Oiliness occurs when the sebaceous glands on your nose produce too much sebum. This is a natural oil that protects and lubricates your skin. If you have oily skin, your nose may  produce considerably more oil because your pores are naturally larger than other pores on the face.

7. What foods cause oily skin? 

- Dairy products. Surely, they're great for health but they aren't very good for your type of skin!  

- Fried foods. 

Do you love eating fried foods? 

- Salty foods. Salt is important for our taste, diet as well as health but, too much of salt can cause                 dehydration in the skin, thus leading to more production of sebum which will result in oily skin. 

- Alcohol.

- Sugary foods.

8. What hormone cause oily skin?

- Hormones and oily skin seem to go hand in hand. Androgens are the hormones mostly responsible for oil       production, and sometimes they can fluctuate, stimulating an increase in sebum production. 

This often happens during puberty, just before menstruation, during pregnancy and during menopause.

9. Why is my face so oily in the morning?

- This is what causes that thick oil buildup in the morning. The thickening of the sebum can also be caused by a condition called sebaceous hyperplasia (where the sweat gland is damaged and produces more sebum) or triggered by makeup or some other airborne pollutant. 

In conclusion, know that oil preserves the skin by making it thicker and decreasing wrinkles. The key is striking balance between too much oil and maintaining the skin's natural moisture.