oily skin


Having oily skin can often make the face appear shiny and greasy, an almost reflective effect, which many sufferers find difficult to control. Oily skin can be attributed to genetics, hormones or even the current environment. 

Oily skin has too much oil (sebum) on the surface of the skin and can make it feel greasy and look a bit ‘shiny’. Oily skin can occur over your whole face or only on your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin).Oily skin can have large visible pores which are caused by the oil constantly passing through them. Oily skin can also clog pores due to too much oil and dirt on the skin.If you have oily skin, you might struggle to control shine and have blackheads, pimples, acne or blemishes.

Common symptoms of oily skin

  • Skin looks oily by the afternoon

  • Enlarged pores

  • Regular breakouts

  • Blackheads

  • Skin rarely feels tight or dry

  • Makeup seems to slide down your face

  • Constantly feel the need to dry the skin

whAT HAPPENS TO  oily skin

Sebaceous glands are within our skin and are meant to excrete sebum (oil) to protect the skin from drying out. It also helps remove dead skin cells and irritants from our pores. 

Oily skin results from the overproduction of oil in the sebaceous glands, which can leave the skin shiny, with large visible pores. If you have oily skin, you might struggle to control shine and have acne or blemishes. 

Although it is often associated with teenagers people may find they have oily skin into adulthood. Hormonal changes can be responsible for oily skin as an adult, especially during pregnancy.

what causes oily skin

Lifestyle factors should also be taken into consideration when trying to reduce oily skin. These include:


Stress causes the production of cortisol to increase which in turn increases oil production.


Dairy products can disrupt hormone balance where testosterone and progesterone can rise when dairy is consumed causing increased oil production. 

Overconsumption of sugar and greasy foods has also shown to increase hormone production.


Makeup can clog pores making it more difficult for oil to come out of the skin.

how to take care of oily skin

  • Use oil-control paper to blot away excess oil

  • Drink plenty of water as this will help keep the skin hydrated.  Oily skin can get dehydrated.

  • Have a balanced diet that avoids simple carbohydrates like white bread, refined sugar and fizzy drinks.

  • Don't squeeze pimples as this can cause further infection.

skincare for oily skin

  • Cleanse twice a day to remove oil.  Use warm water as hot water can irritate the skin.  Don’t be tempted to wash your face more than twice a day.  Stripping your skin of its oils too often will only encourage it to produce more.

  • Oily skin can be dehydrated so it’s important to moisturise daily.

  • Use a face mask on a weekly basis to absorb oil and toxins

  • Don’t use heavy cosmetics as they can block pores and trap oil

  • Don’t use anything that dries out your skin, this can cause your skin to produce more oil.  SD alcohol and denatured alcohol are common culprits

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At Sönd we believe by changing to a gentle daily cleanse and moisturise routine, using products specifically designed for oily skin, it is possible to control this challenging skin type, because even oily skin requires good replenishment.

Supplementation for Oily Skin

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