When that healthy glow becomes a greasy shine, it means that your sebaceous glandsare working in overdrive, producing more sebum (an oily substance) than your skin needs. Your heredity or a fluctuation in hormones (during puberty or pregnancy, for example) can trigger oily excess, and may lead to an acne outbreak.
You might have guessed that acne is the most common skin complexion issue. While acne is usually associated with teens, more women now experience acne into their 30’s, 40’s and beyond. When oily skin leads to persistent pimple (zit) breakouts, cysts and plugged pores (whiteheads or blackheads), it can leave you feeling frustrated. You’ll want to see a dermatology provider if you experience a lingering or severe breakout to avoid formation of dark spots or scarring.
Blush too much? Sometimes redness is caused by an expression of extreme emotions, hot or spicy foods, sunburn, alcohol use, menopause, rapid changes in temperature or a fever. However, redness may also signal a skin disorder. A dermatologist can diagnose the source of the problem and develop an action plan to reduce redness. The doctor will examine the red area to help determine if you have one of these skin