Ok, yes: I have oily skin (but I've already mentioned that several times...). Surely, you also know which is the area with the most sebum on my face (it's the T zone , don't forget!) But, I'm convinced that you still don't know which are the greasy areas of your body... Or why! they are! Therefore, keep reading!
Although sometimes having oily skin can seem like a big nuisance, the truth is that it does not only bring drawbacks ... However, for better or worse, I would love to know everything about my skin type and, therefore, Today I am going to tell you why there are areas of your body that are more greasy than others.
To begin, it is important to emphasize that everything is a consequence of the number of sebaceous glands that that area of the body has; that is, from the glands that produce the sebum of our epidermis to keep it hydrated. Although these are found throughout our body , there are areas where their percentage exceeds considerably compared to the rest. These places are called “seborrheic” areas and include the scalp , face , chest , and back . Did you think it was a coincidence that acne, cysts, enlarged pores and shine always appear in these areas of your dermis?
First, the area of our body with the most sebaceous glands : the scalp . And it is that the skin of the head is the fattest of the body... Surprising, right? This is because the sebaceous glands are directly connected to the hair follicles , therefore, the more number of follicles, the more quantity of sebum will be created, forming together with the epidermal lipids a hydrolipidic film that makes the hair come out healthy.
By the same rule of three, and as a curiosity, you will like to know that, on the contrary, the skin on the back of the hands and that of the forearms produce very little amount of sebum compared to the rest of the body since, having no many hair follicles, moisture and hydration of them are very scarce . Therefore, let me tell you that it will be good for you to hydrate these areas as part of your daily routine. (It is not going to be that they dry out).
But... What were we going to! To continue, facial skin . The dermis of the face is much thinner and more sensitive than that of the rest of the body ; since, compared to him, it is exposed much more to external factors such as cold or sun, for example. These factors can cause weakening or some damage to our dermis . In addition, the T zone of the face is part of the seborrheic zones , so... Yes! It has more sebaceous glands than many other parts of the body. (It is estimated that in the face we can find between 400 and 900 of these glands per square centimeter). Also, not only is there more of them, but they are also bigger .
The same happens in the back and chest of men ... Although the trunk usually has much fewer sebaceous glands and at the same time much smaller, the back and chest are the two exceptions by nature!
Now that you know how excess sebaceous glands influence the skin ... What less than to start taking care of it! No? Our