Skin Series: Oily Skin

Oily skin (Seborrhea) is caused by excess skin oil. Androgen levels increase during puberty. Androgen is a hormone that is in both males and females. It signals to the Sebaceous of the skin telling it to mature, causing an increase in production of the oil. For some people however this glands goes into overdrive and [...]

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Skin Series: Dry Skin

Dry skin is a very common condition that is characterized by a lack of sufficient water in the epidermis, which can cause flakes and dry patches. In extreme cases dry skin can result in cracks and breaks in the skin. The epidermis is generally composed of lipid (fat) and protein. The lipid part of the [...]