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Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby ahappycamper » Mon May 25, 2009 8:32 pm

I often hear this, and I really want to know what you guys think about it. A lot of people say that oily skin doesn't get as much wrinkles later on in life, but I have heard from many others that this is untrue, because wrinkles are associated with lack of collgen as opposed to, not lack of oil. I have heard that oily skin just APPEARS like it has less wrinkles because of its moisture content, so those with dry skin can easily mimic this with a cheap moisturizer to "plump" up lines since that's what the oil content in the skin does. It doesn't really in fact, "erase" wrinkles or prevent them from forming...just prevents the APPEARANCE of them. Is this where the myth comes from then? The myth that oily skin wrinkles less?

Now that's just the wrinkling part of aging. There are other problems that age the skin as well, including sallow skin and sagging issues. Is the correlation between dry skin and these other problems similar to the correlation between dry skin and wrinkles? It just APPEARS to look not as taut, and more sallow, which is immediately relieved with a good moisturizer?

I can't see how dry skin would affect hyperpigmentation, another component of aging skin.

Lastly, enlarged pores are another sign of aging. It seems if anything, that oily skin would in fact CONTRIBUTE to the aging. And unlike the correlation between wrinkles and dry skin, the correlation between enlarged pores and oily skin is PERMANENT. Oil over the years stretches out the pores PERMANENTLY, and it's not just an appearance issue that makes it LOOK as if the pores are bigger, because they really actually are.

I'd like to hear what other people think about this.
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Postby kylesmom9 » Tue May 26, 2009 7:12 am

I have heard this and probably thought it was true, but can find no information to back it up. Very interesting!

My mom had very dry skin, no pores and almost no wrinkles when she passed at 80. She was a little overweight which probably helped to fill out her face and keep her skin young looking. She NEVER used soap...only cold cream. My skin has always been too oily for that, but she swore by it. She also knew that sunlight was bad and stayed out of it, though she never wore sunscreens.

Things that are proven to contribute to aging: genetic predisposition, UV damage, and free radical damage. Loss of estrogen at menopause seems to contribute also.

I treat my skin as if it were ready to wrinkle and fall any minute no matter what! That way I can work on prevention rather than "hope" that oily skin will protect me in the long run. :lol:

Plus, even if you are oily, under your eyes and your neck aren't I'm sure, and those are the first places that show age.

Very interesting question happycamper...I hope some others chime in with their opinions/knowledge!
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Postby godlovesme » Tue May 26, 2009 11:14 am

Hey, well if anything i think oily skin is a good protection against tugging or pulling of the skin. I have very dry skin and I know that I can cause damage from rubbing the wrong way because there is no lubricant.
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Postby Becki32155 » Tue May 26, 2009 4:29 pm

My skin has always been very oily and still is. I am 54. I have very few wrinkles and I feel that some of that is due to having oily skin, as well as having worn sunscreen and retina on a daily basis for the past 7 years.

But (there's a always a but, LOL), while I feel having oily skin and being careful has protected me somewhat from fine lines, such as the sun damage variety, oily skin doesn't really help with deep expression lines from repeated use of certain muscles over many years, nor the sagging caused by age-related fat loss.

So I do have to fight both of those conditions, which I do with Restylane and Botox (marvelous for both afflictions).
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Re: Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby sammy1919 » Mon May 20, 2013 6:27 am

Being a 50 year old male with Italian ancestry, I would say that oily skin really does age slower. My skin tone is olive, and VERY oily. As a child, I went to the community swimming pool every day in summer (this is when sunscreen was never even heard of ) and I would get very dark. Never got sunburned. As a teen, me and my friends would go out to our local lake and hang out all day. I would get so dark, and this continued every year throughout High school. I`m still tanning in booths and regular sun and I look about 35-40. No one believes my age. With oily skin, it`s a blessing in disguise. I hated it when I was younger, but now I welcome it. I buy the oil absorbing sheets, but after an hour or so, the oil comes back. I think the oil is a natural moisturizer and keeps the epidermis always hydrated. So, it`s not a myth. Oily skin is a blessing !
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Re: Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby Della65 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:00 am

It's new information for me that oily skin is wrinkle less and age better. Instead of this I found the online lists to use for the proper skin care. Will these really useful? Thanks to advice.
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Re: Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby free_bird » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:32 am

These are some really good news for me. I've been trying to deal with my oily skin for years and now it doesn't seem like such a big problem anymore :)
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Re: Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby jamesrobert » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:04 am

I have heard this for the first time that oily skin is wrinkle less. how true is this? I have dry skin and I need to apply lotions or moisturizers immediately after I wash my face. :(
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Re: Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby Elenashephard » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:40 pm

Oily skins tend to have thicker skins which means they will have less fine crinkly lines while dry skins on the other hand, will have thinner skin and show more fine, superficial lines due to lack of moisture than oily skins. That is why some people with oily skin may develop wrinkles and other signs of aging at a slower rate than people having dry skin.
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Postby carol9387 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:13 am

kylesmom9 wrote:I have heard this and probably thought it was true, but can find no information to back it up. Very interesting!

My mom had very dry skin, no pores and almost no wrinkles when she passed at 80. She was a little overweight which probably helped to fill out her face and keep her skin young looking. She NEVER used soap...only cold cream. My skin has always been too oily for that, but she swore by it. She also knew that sunlight was bad and stayed out of it, though she never wore sunscreens.

Things that are proven to contribute to aging: genetic predisposition, UV damage, and free radical damage. Loss of estrogen at menopause seems to contribute also.

I treat my skin as if it were ready to wrinkle and fall any minute no matter what! That way I can work on prevention rather than "hope" that oily skin will protect me in the long run. :lol:

Plus, even if you are oily, under your eyes and your neck aren't I'm sure, and those are the first places that show age.

Very interesting question happycamper...I hope some others chime in with their opinions/knowledge!



Great advice! Thanks.
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Re: Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby Terrie_Daw » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:08 am

Oily skins tend to have thicker skins which means they will have less fine “crinkly” lines which is a good thing since they are less prone to dehydration because of their own built in oil, BUT they will have deeper lines since the skin is thicker.
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Re: Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby aarti » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:28 am

No this is untrue as oily skin most probably results in wrinkles, pimples and acne. It also depends on the atmosphere or climatic conditions where you live as it has adverse effects on our skin. If any one lives in the country like Switzerland which is the cold country where summers do not have any impact on those people who have oily skin even. But during summers oily skin results in acne, pimples, rashes, irritation problem. So it is not true.
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Re: Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby gallium » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:44 pm

Almost everyone with oily skin has thick skin. Thick skin by definition is more resistant to sagging and the effects aging.
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Re: Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby maplegroove » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:28 pm

I have very oily skin and have always heard that I would not get as many wrinkles. I really do hope that this is the case as I have suffered with oily skin long enough that I should get some joy out of it.
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Re: Does Oily skin really wrinkle less and age better?

Postby OliveGage » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:53 pm

I had very oily skin and acne until I was 50. My skin is pretty nice when I take care of it now, at 60, but I have large pores. Soap does a lot to destroy the skin barrier that protects you from the germs that cause acne. Sometimes the enthusiasm to get rid of oily skin backfires. A healthy routine of exfoliation, sunscreen and keeping your skin moist will protect it from aging. Sometimes finding the right product can be tricky. Aspirin and a couple tablespoons of yogurt are a great exfoliater. Olive Oil is pretty amazing for skin and hair.

Also exercise! Have you ever notice what nice skin weight lifters have. I think most gym rats have nice skin. I like Paula Begoun's (Paula's choice) advice articles on skin care.
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