Take control of your oily skin type
This type of skin has overactive sebaceous glands, producing more oil than is necessary. Oily skin can be caused by hereditary factors, diet, hormone levels, pregnancy, stress, and unsuitable skin products or cosmetics. Oily skin often leads to acne flare-ups, blackheads and enlarged pores.
The good news about oily skin is that it is one of your skin’s best anti-ageing mechanisms. Oil production is a normal part of healthy skin and people with a naturally oily skin type tend to have fewer wrinkles. But it can be difficult to see that long-term silver lining when you are fighting blemishes and shiny skin.
To improve skin health when you have oily skin is a delicate balancing act between controlling the negative impacts of the oil without stripping away the natural benefits.
What is the best skin care routine for an oily skin type?
Find good skin care products to improve skin health and maximise the glowing potential of your oily skin type. It is vital to thoroughly clean oily skin regularly with a gentle, soap-free cleanser, as well as providing light, controlling moisture.
The right, oil-free moisturiser will keep oily skin looking its best: avoiding an unattractive shine while preventing skin from drying out.
It is also important to vary the amount of moisturiser applied to your face depending on whether the area tends to be dry or oily and also adjust your skin care routine to the season.