Monday, July 3, 2017

Today is Monday, July 3, 2017 and Gloria's Bits and Pieces is happy to have a guest post. Thank you to Hannah Do for this interesting article!

Oily skin isn’t just a skin type. For a lot of people, it’s actually a skin problem.
Just imagine having to deal with clogged pores, grease, shine, stickiness and, yes, acne. These things can be enough to affect not just the way you look, but the way you feel about yourself, too.

There are a lot of things that can cause oily skin. For one, there’s stress.

Physical and emotional stress can trigger your body’s fight or flight response. As a result, your body’s oil production gets triggered, too.

The weather in where you live can play a role as well. Although weather can’t directly make your skin produce more oil, it can definitely make you feel a lot more uncomfortable.

Another common culprit behind oily skin is using improper products. Anything that’s too harsh or too drying can force your skin to produce more oil.
Surprisingly, the way you use your skin care products can affect the way your skin behaves, too. Not exfoliating or moisturizing properly, for example, can lead to excess sebum.

Despite the tons of things that can contribute to oily skin, there are still things you can do to keep the situation under control. To get started, here’s an infographic to help you out.

"Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Check out her latest article about Face Wipes For Oily Skin. You can find her on TwitterPinterest and Facebook


  1. I didn't realize that using products to dry your skin, could actually make your oily skin worse if not used properly! Thanks for sharing. (by the way for some reason I couldn't see the infographic.)

    1. I didn't know that either Brenda. It's always nice to learn new tips on skin care. Thanks for the comment (I have the infographic fixed now) :)

    2. That infographic is great! I like the natural tips.