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6 surprising facts you didn’t know about oily skin

Does your face look shiny most of the time? Does your makeup easily slide off your face? Does your face get oily fast even after washing it?

Do pimples pop up left and right, or do you tend to have stubborn blackheads? If you said yes to some of these questions, you have oily skin type.

Oily skin is caused due to excessive sebum production; it can be hormonal or genetic.

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Sebum is a substance which hydrates and moisturizes skin, and if you don’t treat your skin the pores can become clogged and enlarged, and dead cells will accumulate, which will cause, pimples, and other types of acne.

Genetic also plays an important role in the causes of oily skin; events like puberty or pregnancy can result in hormone fluctuations. Listed below are the facts about oily skin.

1. Over-washing is the worst thing you can do

The more you strip away oil, the oilier your skin will get, that squeaky clean feeling you get after washing your face is a definite no-no. The key is finding a balance, avoid harsh chemicals, stick to a gentle cleanser, and limit your face washing.

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