For people with oily skin, breakouts may never stop as they age. But oily skin does have a plus: It wards off wrinkles better than dry skin because the oils keep skin moister and smoother. Using moisturizer is one way to lessen the impact of wrinkles before they appear.
You may have enlarged pores and may be prone to blackheads and breakouts due to overproduction of the sebaceous (oil-producing) glands. The good thing about oily skin is that it ages better than dry skin. That's because the oils keep the skin plump and this allows fewer wrinkles to form.
The scientific term for well-balanced skin is eudermic. The T-zone (forehead, chin and nose) may be a bit oily, but overall sebum and moisture is balanced and the skin is neither too oily nor too dry. A velvety, soft and smooth texture is a sign for a healthy and radiant skin.
Although oily skin can clog pores and lead to increased acne breakouts, oily skin also has many benefits. Oil helps preserve the skin, and people with oily skin tend to have thicker skin and fewer wrinkles. The key is to strike a balance between having too much oil and maintaining your skin's natural moisture.
Dry skin is usually harmless. But when it's not cared for, dry skin may lead to: Atopic dermatitis (eczema). If you're prone to develop this condition, excessive dryness can lead to activation of the disease, causing a rash and cracking skin.
Normal Skin: If you notice a slight shine on your nose and forehead then you have normal skin. Oily Skin: And if there is a lot of shine on your nose, forehead and cheeks, then you might have oily skin. Combination Skin: If you have a combination skin type, then the skin will get oily around T Zone.
So, is there any truth to this? The short answer is: Oily skin ages differently than other skin types but doesn't necessarily mean fewer wrinkles. It just means different types of wrinkles.
Usually, an oily skin indicates a moisture-less skin. when the skin has less moisture to retain, the surface glands produce more oil so that the remaining moisture do not escape from your skin. The oil makes the outer skin dead thus making it look dark.
An oily nose is a common problem. Oiliness occurs when the sebaceous glands on your nose produce too much sebum. This is a natural oil that protects and lubricates your skin. If you have oily skin, your nose may produce considerably more oil because your pores are naturally larger than other pores on the face.
A new study by Missouri School of Journalism researcher Cynthia Frisby found that people perceive a light brown skin tone to be more physically attractive than a pale or dark skin tone.
The research focused on facial skin color among Caucasians, finding a light, yellowish complexion looks the healthiest.
Combination skin is the most common skin type, says Hale. And it looks different from person to person: you might have an oily T-zone (nose, forehead, and/or chin) but dry skin everywhere else, or you might be dry and sensitive only in certain concentrated spots—say, around the eyes or mouth.
The type of skin is determined by genetics, although it will also be affected by other factors and can change with time. Based on these characteristics, there are five types of healthy skin: normal, dry, oily, combination (both oily and dry skin) and sensitive.
Dry skin feels like rough patches of your skin that can flake or look scaly. If your skin is dry, it may or may not be itchy (pruritis). Severe dry skin may crack and bleed.
Why can dry skin cause acne? Since the clogging of hair follicles causes acne, dry skin can cause an excess buildup of dead skin cells. This, in turn, can clog your pores. In addition, dry skin makes your pores more likely to break open, allowing acne causing bacteria deeper into the skin.
When you have oily skin, you may think that using a moisturizer is the last thing you should do. But, as the body's largest organ—and the one that is arguably most influenced environmental conditions—the skin often needs a moisturizer to mitigate the loss of hydration even with it is oily or pimply.
Normal Skin Type
Not too dry and not too oily, normal skin has: No or few imperfections. No severe sensitivity. Barely visible pores. A radiant complexion.