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Summary

Adolescents are not the only ones to be concerned by oily skin and its associated problems. You can too!

The menopause in particular, because of the hormonal imbalances it causes, is an event which can turn the skin greasy.  

This type of skin can display imperfections such as:

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Spots

Imperfections linked to oily skin

The appearance of imperfections starts with the accumulation of sebum in the skin’s pores. A blackhead or whitehead can form. It can then be invaded by bacteria, causing a little localised infection, the start of a spot. These are defined as:

  • Blackheads, which are found at the surface of the skin and which are easily recognisable by their black colour.
  • Whiteheads, which appear in relief and are lightly red on the surface.
  • Spots, little lesions, inflamed because of the proliferation of a bacteria which nourishes itself on sebum.  When there is inflammation, the spots become red or white.

Special case: Rosacea fulminans

This impressive name denotes the sudden appearance of purulent spots on the nose, cheeks and chin. It is especially occurs in young women who have greasy skin.  Be happy then, the high-risk period is behind you!

Secondary problems with oily skin

We cannot say it often enough: under no circumstances should you touch the skin imperfections linked to oily skin: when they are rubbed they can leave traces and cause little scars to appear which you regret for a very long time.

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