Everyone naturally has oil in their skin.
This is produced and secreted through the skin’s pores and helps to keep the skin hydrated, as well as acting as a protective barrier. Oily skin occurs when the sebaceous glands, under the pores, produce too much oil (sebum), giving the complexion a shiny, greasy look. Too much oil on the skin can lead to blocked pores that can also lead to breakouts of acne.
There are a variety of causes for the overproduction of sebum, including: ageing, genetics, the environment, enlarged pores and your skincare regime. Ageing and genetics often go hand in hand, working together to determine how internal processes manifest. Although collagen levels reduce and the sebaceous glands slow down to give dry skin, ageing can also produce enlarged pores. Weakened skin that is less firm can cause the pores to stretch and increase in size. Not only do they become more noticeable, but they will also produce more sebum. Summertime and warmer climates have an increased humidity in the air which will contribute to drying out the skin. This can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, and in some cases, more than is needed.
Many people have a regular routine that involves applying moisturiser on a daily basis. It is important to ensure the right products are being used and are suited to the individual’s skin type. All too often a person is using a product that is too heavy for their complexion and finds that their skin has too much oil left on the surface. Dr Nandi has the knowledge to match a suitable medical grade skin care regimen to your individual skin type. The skin can feel soft and supple with a youthful glow, that doesn’t leave behind a greasy film.Book a Consultation