If, when you look in the mirror, you see a dull or shiny, thick complexion, enlarged, clearly visible pores, blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes, you have oily skin. This type of skin is defined by heightened sebum production, known as seborrhea. This can be triggered by several issues like genetics and hormonal changes and imbalances, stress, make-up products that irritate, or medication.
Unfortunately, this type of skin is prone to various forms of acne, especially during puberty, and comedones, which are also known as blackheads and whiteheads. And, if you believe having oily skin comes with fewer wrinkles, in reality, this is partly true. While you might get fewer forehead lines because the extra sebaceous glands give you a thicker dermis, loss of collagen doesn't bypass oily skin, and deep lines will appear, but usually on the lower half of your face.
To take care of it properly, there are a few things you should consider. Though it might be tempting, don’t wash your face more than twice daily and after you sweat a lot, never pick, pop, or squeeze your pimples, don’t scrub, always use gentle cleansers, and, when you shop for skincare products and cosmetics, look for the word “non-comedogenic,” which means they won’t clog your pores. And, of course, don’t forget to take care of skin aging and do everything to prevent wrinkles!