Oily skin is characterised by oiliness or greasiness on the skin, in particular across the forehead, down the nose and onto the chin, in the area collectively known as the T zone.
It’s normal to experience some oiliness, particularly after a nights’ sleep or if it’s very hot. But constant shine and oil is a sign that you have oily skin. Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin, and in some people with very oily skin, enlarged sebaceous glands can cause the pores to also appear enlarged and overly visible.
Oily skin can be caused by a variety of factors, the most common being hormonal, genetics, certain medical conditions and sometimes, certain foods.
Oily skin can cause blocked pores, which will mean that dirt, makeup, dead skin cells, bacteria and excess oil can become trapped. This will then lead to blackheads, spots and possibly even inflamed skin.
So knowing how to treat oily skin with the attention and products it deserves is crucial.
Keeping oily skin under control is very much a case of using the right products on your skin (including makeup) that help to manage sebum production, without stripping the skin of these essential oils, or drying it out.
Having a skincare consultation with a skin specialist will be helpful for you to ascertain what could be causing your acne and how you could go about managing it or even clearing it up for good.
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