Oily Skin Causes & Treatments
What Causes Oily Skin?
Our skin produces natural oil in the sebaceous glands, known as sebum. This natural oil is crucial for keeping the skin healthy as it helps to lubricate the skin, preventing it from drying out or become irritated. It is very common for us to have a certain amount of natural oil as it keeps our skin supple and moisturised.
However, when excess skin oil is produced within the pores, your skin will look greasy and shiny, which can lead to clogged pores over time, if you do not take proper care. This would eventually lead to occasional or persistent pimples, blackheads/ whiteheads, acne flare-ups and very large or obvious pores on the skin.
The symptoms of oily skin and the severity vary between individuals. Some of the factors that cause oily skin to occur;
- Lifestyle (e.g. Diet)
- Hot environment
- Use of oil-based products
- Hormonal changes (Puberty / Pregnancy)
Here Is How We Can Control Your Oily Skin
Dr Chiam C.T
Our Solution for Oily Skin
Treatment for oily skin should start as early as possible. Left untreated, oily skin can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells clogging the pores, causing acne flare ups and resulting in scarred skin. To avert further damage, I use a combination of non-invasive epidermal and dermal laser treatments, together with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to gently stimulate natural collagen growth, improve pores and reduce oil production.
These treatments are safe, effective and have no downtime. You can even squeeze in an aesthetic treatment during your lunch time and resume your daily activities. To learn more about your skin and the types of treatments you can avail, schedule a consultation with us today.