Photo: Zay Nyi Nyi (Shutterstock) Summer hasn’t even officially started, but many parts of the country have already seen soaring temperatures and extreme heat. Hot weather is annoying—and potentially dangerous—for many reasons, and one of the irritating parts is what it does to your skin. Maybe you’ve been blessed with superior pores, but for most people, when it gets warm outside, their skin takes on a natural sheen, thanks to the production of what seems like way too much oil. But why does this happen, and can we do anything about it? Here’s what to know. Why skin gets especially oily when it’s hot As you already know, our skin may react to different conditions—like a sunburn from a long day at the beach, or a rash from a food allergy. But even if you’re only outdoors briefly and not out in the sun, it can still change because of the weather. “During the summer, temperatures and humidity levels rise. These changes stimulate the sweat glands to produce more sweat and the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum,” board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hadley King told mindbodygreen in an interview . “Increased sweat production cools the skin by evaporation, and increased oil production helps to slow the evaporation of sweat to extend the cooling effect.” How to deal with excess oil The first thing to keep in mind is that the oil on your face (and other areas of skin) does serve the important purpose of acting as a protective barrier. […]