Vistoso Med Spa in Oakville, ON

Why We Get Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

May 21 2021

If there's one issue that can lower our self-esteem, it's dealing with oily and acne-prone skin. You know how it feels: You're enjoying your day when suddenly you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. "Does my skin actually look like that?" Before you know it, you're second-guessing your appearance at every turn. If this sounds like you, here's what you need to know.

Individuals who treat oily skin daily know how impactful oily skin can be for their patient's lifestyles. Oily skin occurs when our body produces excessive amounts of sebum from our sebaceous glands. These glands reside below the surface of our skin and are invisible to the naked eye. When produced in adequate amounts, sebum moisturizes our skin, promotes hair health and protects our pores from random particles. When sebum production goes haywire, it leads to acne, irritation and redness. Although each individual is unique, here are the most common causes of oily, acne-prone skin:

- Low-quality diet
- Age
- Genetics
- Not using moisturizer
- Hormone fluctuation

How to Manage
Our first recommendation is visiting us at Vistoso Med Spa in Oakville for skin care treatments, but at-home solutions can calm oily skin very efficiently. First, you must wash your face regularly with a cleanser that gently removes unwanted oil and grime from the day. From here, use a high-quality toner that soothes and calms inflammation on your face. After the product settles, dry your face and apply a thin layer of facial moisturizer. Although moisturizer may seem counterproductive, it tricks your system into producing less sebum in subsequent weeks.

Say Goodbye to Your Oily Skin!
If you're tired of battling your skin every morning before heading out into the world, consider scheduling an appointment at Vistoso Med Spa in Oakville. Our professionals will consult your skin to determine treatments that will soothe your oily skin and leave your complexion radiant, glowing and fresh. More importantly, you will leave the office with an elevated sense of self-worth and confidence that stems from having great skin! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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