Interesting facts about the skin: Oily? It’s good!

Apparently, oily skin isn’t always bad skin! Woah! I didn’t know that. The oils on your face actually make you appear younger and they help fight early wrinkles.  Hm… whatcha know?

Dr. Jeffrey Benabio: “No. Oily skin is healthy skin.

Your skin’s main function is to protect you. Skin goes to great expense to produce natural oils to keep moisture in and irritants out. Soaps and shampoos can strip good oil off, making skin dry, irritated and unhealthy. To prevent this, especially during dry, winter months:

* Choose skin cleansers instead of soaps.
* Apply a moisturizer everyday after showering.
* Eat foods high in healthy oils such as walnuts and salmon to provide the raw materials for your skin to make its own oils.

If your skin is too oily on your face or back, then use acne treatments such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to help reduce the oil. Remember, overusing acne treatments or scrubs leads to irritation which can cause your skin to produce even more oil to try to protect itself.

And when you’re feeling frustrated with your shiny face, just know that people with oily skin always look younger and develop fewer wrinkles as they age. ”

 Also from sharecareDid you know: Most moisturizers contain 65-85% water in a lotion form. The water acts as a temporary hydrating agent and allows absorption of some components and evaporation of the moisturizer.

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