If you regularly suffer a shiny nose or greasy skin on your forehead, you might assume you have an oily skin problem. But some oil on the skin is normal, especially when you wake up or at the end of the day, particularly if it’s hot.
The skin contains sebaceous glands, which produce a natural skin oil called sebum. Sebum is released by the pores of the skin to keep the skin moisturised and protected. However, for people with oily skin, it can be very problematic, causing shine, spots and greasy skin.
So here’s how to know if you have oily prone skin, and what you can do to help manage it.
Causes of oily skin
Despite what we might have been told in decades gone past, oily skin isn’t caused by eating chips, as much as acne isn’t caused by eating chocolate.
The causes of oily skin go far deeper than what our diets look like. If you battle with oily skin, you may well be stressed and anxious about it, and asking your mirror on a daily basis, why is my skin so oily?
Here’s your definitive guide to the causes of oily skin.
Treating oily skin
If you have oily skin, then know that you’re not alone. Here at Sönd, we know what it’s like to have problem skin first hand. We know that it can be at best annoying but also distressing and upsetting.
Here’s a detailed analysis of some of the top treatments for oily skin, what they are, how they work and what potential side effects they could cause.