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As it ages, skin has the tendency to dehydrate. It loses its elasticity, gains wrinkles and grows thin.
Oily skin, which is rather thick, produces excessive amounts of a substance involved in maintaining good hydration: sebum. The downside. It is obviously quite unsightly. But there is an undeniable advantage to this situation: this type of skin is better protected from dryness and so is better armed against natural ageing.
Good news, if you have oily skin, you will generally resist for longer the appearance for the signs of ageing that women with dry skin and very dry skin experience. Your wrinkles will appear very late and there will generally be fewer of them… although they will be deeper. The first sign of ageing for women with oily skin tends to be sagging skin.
Factors accelerating the ageing of oily skin
Skin ageing is a natural process. It is accelerated by environmental factors like tobacco, prolonged and frequent sun exposure or an unbalanced diet. Faced with these aggressions, oily skin is as vulnerable as other types of skin.
Conclusion: even if skin ageing is an inevitable process, it is still possible to slow down the effects. Try to lead a healthy lifestyle while using skincare products specially designed for your skin: you won’t regret it!