What causes oily skin?
Is your skin often shiny, and your makeup easily “sweats” off your face? Our body naturally produces oil(sebum) to help keep our skin soft and supple, however, if too much sebum is produced, it can lead to outbreaks and acne. Hormones and genetics are two main reasons for the oily skin.
During puberty and other life events, fluctuating hormones can result in increased androgens levels that cause oily skin. The excess oil may then become trapped in the pore together with dead skin cells and bacteria on the surface of the skin causing pimples, blackheads and other blemishes.
What treatments are available?
Oily skin may fade over time for some people, but not for everyone. There are certainly ways to reduce the oily skin and acne!
- Hydra Facial – The hydra facial makes use of a non-invasive skin-resurfacing technology to cleanse, extract, exfoliate and hydrate even sensitive skin. Read more here. (hyperlink to hydra facial)
- Lasers can also be used to control sebum production. Read more about the lasers below!
- Clear + Brilliant
- IPL Wave length 420 Narrowband
- Discovery PICO Laser
- Omnilux 420 Blue light to control acne.