Oily Skin

Oily skin is technically described as seborrheic, because it is a result of the excess production of sebum, the oil produced by the sebaceous glands in your skin. It often looks shiny, ‘heavy’ and pale, sometimes even failing to become pink after exercise. In severe cases it can cause the skin to appear sallow having an unhealthy looking yellowish-grey tinge.

True oily skin will exhibit oiliness all over, but be greatest over the ‘T-zone’ of the forehead, nose and chin, as this is the area with the largest concentration of sebaceous follicles.

Oily skin is often associated with Acne, and many products and treatments designed for oily skin work to balance lipid production, unclog blocked pores and so improve breakout-prone skin