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Oily skin

There are different types of skin: oily skin, dry skin, normal skin and combination skin. Not always simple: the same person can have different skin types depending on the location of the body.

Indeed, we can for example have a oily skin in the face, but dry skin on the rest of the body. In addition, the skin may vary according to its hormonal impregnation, age, season, and the state of health of a person.

A skin is oily when the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, leaving an oily film on the skin.

In oily skin, the upper layer of the skin (the stratum corneum) thickens. Doctors talk about hyperkeratosis. The pores of the skin dilate, the skin often looks pale and poorly irrigated by the blood. In addition, the skin shines and comedones and pimples can appear, because the sebaceous glands are clogged.

Most often, oily skin is observed on the face, but sometimes also on other parts of the body, such as the back or chest, may also be concerned.

Exception: the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet where the skin can not be fat, because these parts of the body are deprived of sebaceous glands.

Oily skin can also affect the scalp ... and at the same time the hair. Result: oily hair ...

Oily skin should be treated on a case-by-case basis, depending on the cause and its importance. In general, it is advisable to avoid cosmetics and fatty ointments. In case of mild acne, it is often enough to clean the skin regularly.

In some cases, oily skin may be related to a disease (eg, Parkinson's disease). The doctor must then treat this disease in a targeted way, which can help to reduce this symptom of oily skin.

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