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How to Combat Oily Skin Problems This Summer with a Chemical Face Peel Treatment?

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | April 5th, 2022 | Blog

Everybody’s skin is different. Some people have naturally dry or soft skin while others have what’s known as oily skin. Oily skin is typically the result of the overproduction of sebum. Your skin produces sebum in an effort to keep the skin moisturized and hydrated and protect it from damages. Too much sebum can result in an oily or waxy skin surface that clogs the pores and leads to a myriad of oily skin issues such as acne. At-home remedies are available but they’re not always as sufficient or effective as chemical peels for oily skin problems.


When you’ve exhausted over the counter and at-home oily skin remedies, it might be time to consider taking things a step further with a chemical peel face treatment at an esteemed skincare clinic in Toronto.


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What Is Oily Skin?


Oily skin is caused by an overproduction of sebum from the sebacious glands that are located all over the body just beneath surface of the skin. The only parts of the body that don’t have sebacious glands are the palms of the hands as well as the dorsums and soles of the feet. The face and scalp have the largest concentration of sebacious glands, which is why they’re usually more susceptible to excessive sebum production.


When too much sebum is released by the sebacious glands, a condition known as seborrhea, the result is a glossy or oily texture on the surface of the skin. Sebum is meant to hydrate the skin and keep it moist, but people with oily skin can still have dry skin as well.


What Causes Oily Skin?


Many different environmental, genetic, and even hormonal factors can cause seborrhea that results in oily skin. Here are the most common factors and conditions that you should know about.




Genetics play a major role in virtually every stage of your body’s development including your skin type. There are four major skin types: normal, dry, oily, and combination skin. In addition to external and internal environmental factors that your skin is exposed to, your genetic predisposition for seborrhea can impact the quality and type of skin you have.




The quality and appearance of your skin is a testament to your health and how well you take care of yourself. Eating too much junk food, not drinking enough water, and not exercising can all contribute oily skin. When your skin is deprived of vital nutrients and moisture to stay healthy and hydrated, it overcompensates for these deficiencies by sending the sebacious glands into overdrive. This leads to sebum overproduction, which results in oily skin.




Oily skin is also a common side effect of certain medications such as oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. These medications manipulate and alter the body’s natural functions, which can lead to seborrhea. Dehydration is also a common side effect of some medications, and this can force the sebacious glands to compensate by producing an excessive amount of sebum, which results in oily skin.


Beauty Products


There’s a misconception that people with oily skin should steer clear of all moisturizers. But like different skin types, not all beauty products and cosmetics are made the same way. It’s important to read the labels carefully and choose beauty products that cater specifically to oily skin. Cosmetics that are geared toward dry and combination skin, for example, will only dry out or dehydrate the skin and result in higher sebum production that leads to more oiliness.


Hormonal Changes and Imbalances


Hormonal changes or imbalances cause the body to produce excessive levels of androgen, a male reproductive hormone that can accelerate sebum production in the skin. Adolescence and puberty are typically associated with common oily skin issues such as acne and uneven skin tones. But the reality is that any condition that results in hormonal changes such as pregnancy, stress, depression, menstruation, menopause, as well as various illnesses are among the many contributing factors.


What Are Some of the Most Common Oily Skin Issues?


The truth is that there’s no one-size-fits-all skincare treatment or regimen that will help keep oily skin under control. Oily skin attracts dirt, which accumulates on the surface of the skin and clogs the pores. As a direct result, clogged pores generally lead to the development of the following skin issues.


Blackheads and whiteheads


Pores or hair follicles that become clogged and infected with dirt, oil, and dead skin cells result in a type of inflammation known as a comedone. Open comedones are known as blackheads. Closed comedones are known as whiteheads.




Acne breakouts are another common symptom of oily skin and dirt clogging the pores. Adult acne is especially common in people with certain medical conditions or stages in life that lead to hormonal changes.


Large Pores


Genetics dictate the size of your pores. The larger your pores are, the more susceptible they are to accumulating dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. Unfortunately, you can’t reduce the size of your pores, but you can minimize their appearance and their tendency to accumulate external and internal contaminants.


Shiny and Greasy Skin


Oily skin typically has a pH level of 5.6 to 6.6 and can result in a greasy texture and appearance that attracts contaminants and clogs the pores.


Tips For Managing Oily Skin


  • Wash your face regularly.
  • Use oil-free and non-comedogenic cosmetic products
  • Remove makeup before bed
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Moisturize every day


Does a Chemical Face Peel Treatment Help Control or Reduce Oily Skin Problems?


Chemical face peels remove the top superficial layers of skin and allow the body to regenerate or repair strong and healthy skin cells. This also promotes natural collagen production, which hydrates the skin, reduces oiliness, and results in a more even skin tone.


    • Light peels are non-invasive cosmetic treatments that remove several top layers of skin to promote natural cell regeneration. This treatment addresses various skin issues including oiliness, dryness, chronic acne, and fine lines.


    • Medium peels delve a little deeper into the epidermis and dermis to treat deep-seated skin issues wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and uneven skin tones.


    • Deep peels are usually a one-time treatment that has the longest lasting effects because they go the deepest beneath the surface of the skin to treat common skin conditions and remove precancerous skin cells.


    • Hollywood Spectra Peel is the equivalent of having four chemical peels in one session and involves removing the outer most layer of the epidermis. It produces dramatic results, at a fraction of the cost compared to other treatments, and there is no downtime or complications.


    Supplemental Treatments to Enhance the Results of a Chemical Face Peel



    Contact the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic to learn more about the benefits of chemical face peels for oily skin issues and how you can improve the appearance of your skin.

With an MBA in computer science, Silvia started out in the IT field with proven success working on strategic initiatives with executive leaders to align an organization’s culture, capabilities, and structure, with business strategies. This career has lead her to a business path founding the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic in 2012. Silvia now holds a diploma in medical esthetics with interests in anti-aging skincare, evening out skin tone and texture, scalp hair regrowth, body contouring and laser hair removal treatments. Silvia believes in the importance of building open, trusting relationships with her clients and prides herself on excellent customer service. Whether it’s developing the business or awarding her clients with significant results, Silvia is committed to offering only the best. Silvia is the finance director and a medical esthetician at Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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