Causes of Oily Skin
Genetic - Genes can be such that your parents passed on 'the oily skin gene' to you and that is just the way it is. But you don't have to resign your self to having oily skin. The right skin care regime will help to balance the pH of your skin and help you achieve a more 'normal' skin type.
Some vegetables are particularly good to help balance your skin and help reduce the oiliness of your skin. Some include:Greens and fruits; drink Yarrow Tea; add Cucumber, parsley, Cabbage, Tomato to your cooking and salads.
Hormonal - Hormones influence your skin to a great extent. The birth control pill can cause some women to develop oily skin, while in others it can cause dryness of the skin. You should talk to your health professional about your concerns if you suspect your birth control pill to be causing you oily skin.
Pregnancy related - Pregnancy is a time when your body goes through a number of hormonal changes, these will tend to normalise themselves after birth, however, using a good quality, natural skin care regime can give you considerable relief while your pregnant and wish to get your oily skin under control.
Cosmetic products - Make sure your cosmetic products are natural, synthetic and artificial products have a habit of causing all sorts of skin reactions, apart from making your skin oilier than it already is.
Climatic - Hot, humid climates tend to cause oily skin. Again you can counteract this by using a high quality natural skin care regime and drinking lots of water (in excess of 3 litres per day).