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Oily Skin

Skincare for Oily Skin

Oily skin is skin that produces an excess of sebum. Sebum is the normal, wax like substance that the skin produces to help keep it healthy and supple. If we produce too much, it can cause shine and problems such as blocked pores, blackheads and spots.

But having oily skin doesn’t have to mean a constant battle with shine!

In this article:

Understanding Oily Skin
Alkaline Skincare for Oily Skin
Treating Oily Skin
Managing Oily Skin
Book a Skincare Consultation
The Right Skincare System

Understanding Oily Skin

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.

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Alkaline Skincare for Oily Skin

pH is a measure of the acidity or the alkalinity (the opposite of acidity) of a substance. You may remember doing experiments with yellow litmus paper at school to test the pH of various things.

The skin is naturally alkaline, yet most skincare products are actually acidic. To us, that doesn’t make much sense, so we created our range of skincare products to contain an alkalising complex of silica salts.

Our products support and nourish the needs of the skin at a cellular level, helping to promote healthy cell regeneration and hydrated, supported, healthy glowing skin, tackling oiliness at its root cause!

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Treating Oily Skin

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.

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Managing Oily Skin

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.

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Book a Skincare Consultation

Sometimes we can do all we can to manage our oily skin, yet somehow, it still manages to become ultra shiny and we wonder how on earth we can do anything else. But there is still help at hand!

Josie Walsh is a skincare expert and gives amazing skin consultations to help individuals find the best solutions for their skin. If you’d like a one to one with Josie, pop your email address into the box below and we’ll be in touch.

Finding the Right Skincare

It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Trying to find skincare products that balance the needs of oily skin, without drying it out. We have acne prone skin, and know the importance of skincare that supports our skin.


That’s why we developed our range of  skin supporting skincare products, to help us and to help you. We have thousands of  skin happy customers who love their new found happy skin. When will you find yours?