Acne and Excessive Oils

Acne and Excessive Oils

It's true, men have different skin than women. A clinical study shows that the skin parameters of sebum are generally higher in men.

What does this mean?

Sebum is an oily, waxy substance produced by your body’s sebaceous glands. It coats, moisturizes, and protects your skin.

In a nutshell, sebum is the natural oil your body produces. During our teens and early 20s, sebum production can get slightly out of control. Hence, acne and a greasy face are usually present. This is due to men having more sebaceous glands and therefore pores that produce sebum.

What does this have to do with acne?

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles or pores become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples.

Pairing higher levels of oils with larger and various pores is a recipe for acne. This is exactly why a consistent skincare regimen is needed, especially if you have excessively oily skin.

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Rahrovan, S., Fanian, F., Mehryan, P., Humbert, P., & Firooz, A. (2018). Male versus female skin: What dermatologists and cosmeticians should know. International journal of women's dermatology, 4(3), 122–130.