impurities and toxins while renewing
cells. Water keeps the skin hydrated
and the body lubricated to help keep
the skin healthy. In addition to water,
eating fruits and vegetables that have
a high content of water not only is
a great source of nutrients but also
balances the skin to fight against free
radicals that cause skin problems.
Although there is no way to stop
sebum production, the amount of
sebum can be reduced. Although the
temporary solution of reducing the
production of oil helps, it shouldn’t
be the solution for managing oils.
Professionals should advise clients
with oily skin of the pros and
cons of having oily skin and offer
treatments and products that cater
to oilier skin types.
Over-drying the skin seems to be
a great relief, but it actually sends
a direct signal that the sebaceous
glands produce more oil. Using
alcohol-based products and harsh
chemicals to dry the skin can be a
temporary solution to controlling
those overactive sebaceous glands,
but it actually triggers the sebum to
go into overdrive.
There are treatments, such as fruit
acids and enzymes, that benefit both
men and women with oily skin. To
get to the core of the problem, it’s
necessary to narrow in on diet.
The beauty industry is keeping
a close eye on the demands for
advanced skin care treatments and
innovative laser equipment to prevent
acne. As professionals, it is wise to
stay well informed about the latest
devices to help clients avoid acne.
In addition to all the cons
about oily skin, there are great
pros when it’s maintained and
treated properly. First, it works as
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a protection against harmful UV
rays. Oilier skin tends to burn less
than drier skin types because of the
excessive oil production.
Oily skin is said to have less
wrinkles and the aging process
is slower because of its prolonged
hydration. The sebum delivers
essential nutrients, such as
vitamin E, to the skin, which is an
antioxidant that protects humans
from free radicals. Needless to say,
there are some great benefits to
having oily skin.
Consult With Care
Skin care professionals should
work closely with their clients with
oily skin to monitor daily activities
that may provoke the production
of sebum. Sitting down with your
client to gather some personal
information, such as family history,
lifestyle and career, can make it
easier for professionals to detect
the cause. Consulting with the
client beforehand will help both the
professional and client develop an
effective treatment and program that
will reduce the chances of acne.