You seem to have oily skin. Due to the clogging of skin pores, there is an accumulation of dead cells, which leads to the formation of pimples and acne. Oily skin is a condition that develops due to overactive sebaceous glands producing excess sebum or oil.  Hence, it shines.

Apart from acne and pimples, those with oily skin will also face dullness and coarseness. The skin may look dirty and not cared for. There may be blackheads and whiteheads too.

It is good to take care of your skin and follow a thorough skin care regimen on a daily basis. Those with oily skin need to be more careful. Having oily skin can be hereditary, or one may acquire it over time. Lifestyle, hormonal imbalance and hormonal changes related to birth control pills, menstrual periods and pregnancy can trigger acne. Use of too many cosmetics and hot or humid weather are some of the factors that may be held responsible for oily skin.

Adolescents often undergo hormonal imbalances on entering their teens. These hormonal imbalances are one of the reasons for acne breakouts. It is essential that she begins taking care of her skin at this early stage to prevent later damage.

No, it is not. Using a scrub or drying the skin do not cause an acne breakout.

This is a myth.You need to keep the pores clean to prevent pimples and acne from occurring.

Inaccurate information about remedying acne aggravates the problem in most people. Some of the common myths about acne are as follows/Some of the things we should be aware of when suffering from oily skin are as follows:


  • Consuming foods like French fries, cheeseburgers, and chocolate has no impact on your skin's health. However, getting grease on your skin can make an oily complexion worse, clogging pores and leading to an acne breakout.

  • A significant number of adults still get acne even in their 30s, 40s and even 50s

  • Eating chocolates and drinking soda won’t cause acne

  • Sunscreen does not aggravate your acne

  • You can wear makeup if you have a breakout

  • Nowadays, there are many treatments available for acne, and dermatologists can prescribe the right option for you

  • You cannot "clean up" a pimple by scrubbing at it

This is natural. The body undergoes many hormonal changes during this period and, hence, there is a flare-up of acne.

  • Picking and squeezing the bumps may cause further inflammation and scarring

  • Sweating heavily or humid conditions may make acne worse. For example, working in hot environments like the kitchen regularly. The sweat possibly contributes to the blockage of pores.

  • Dirt and unhealthy skin can aggravate acne by clogging your pores

  • Propionibacterium acnes, a bacterium that reside naturally on the skin, uses sebum as a growth nutrient. They multiply when there is excess sebum production (oily skin) seen during puberty and in those with acne.

  • Stress or illness can aggravate acne.

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