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Many people like sparkling cars, sparkling jewelry. But when the sparkle is the face, there are rarely those who give the same appreciation to those who get jewelry and cars. The oil in your body is created to keep your body moist. But excess oil production can actually cause bacteria. Then, how can excess oil on the face be formed?
Get to know sebum, the skin's natural oil
Sweat glands are glands found in all parts of the body. These small but many glands, located close to the skin pores and producing sweat, are known as sebum. Sebum is what serves to maintain the skin to stay moist and healthy, prevent dry and itchy skin and protect the skin from all bacteria and substances that want to enter.
Sweat or sebum is a non-soluble oil whose presence can cause skin fur to feel softer and supple.
The flow, sweat produced by sweat glands will be released through the pores in the form of droplets, coating the hairs on the skin, rising to the surface of the skin, then transporting the skin of dead cells, dirt and bacteria along the way on the skin surface.
Causes of excess oil production on the face
According to a dermatologist, Joshua Zeichner, there are several reasons why skin, especially a person's face can be very oily, including:
1. Reproductive hormones
The presence of reproductive hormones, especially during menstruation, can trigger an increase in sweat production. This condition then eventually causes acne. No wonder during menstruation and menopause, women's facial skin tends to be more oily than usual.
Often because your parents have oily skin, your skin is also oily.
In times of stress, the organs in your body are automatically arranged inside fight-to-fight mode, this condition then triggers an increase in sweat production by sweat glands.
4. Use of cosmetics
Using cosmetics that are too heavy, can block out sweat from the pores and cause a buildup of sweat.
How to deal with excess oil on the face?
You cannot prevent the sweat glands from producing sweat, but you also don't have to go around the house with an oily face. Oily face can be controlled. If you have oily facial skin, it might come to your mind to diligently wash your face, right?
In fact, this idea might actually be able to cause things to get worse. Washing your face too often can cause facial skin irritation and trigger sweat glands to produce more sweat. Moreover, facial skin is believed to be thinner when compared to other skins on the human body.
The same condition will occur if you use facial cleansers that are too hard. You can start with the use of facial cleansers that are not too hard and free of oil for no more than two times washing your face in one day. The use of toner after washing your face and facial mask once a week is also estimated to be able to reduce excess oil on the face.