March 5, 2012

Oil is a natural defense for your skin. It helps your skin stay soft, supple and resilient to sun, wind and pollution damage. The oil glands are located near your hair follicles. When the hair grows, the oil lubricates it. This is to help avoid ingrown hairs. Sometimes, for whatever reason, your skin thinks it needs to produce more oil; more lubrication. This could be due to genetics, hormonal changes or environmental changes. Before we start on oily skin skincare, it’s important to know some basics of oily skin. This way you will use the proper skin care products.
Men often have oiler faces than women because of their accelerated facial hair growth.
Women often experience oilier skin around their menstrual cycle when their hormones are spiking.