Oily Skin

‘Oily’ is used to describe a skin type with heightened sebum production. An over production is known as seborrhea.

Oily skin is characterised by:
  • enlarged, clearly visible pores 
  • a glossy shine
  • thicker, pale skin: blood vessels may not be visible
  • Oily skin is prone to comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and to the varying forms of acne
  • Acne concerns often appear in the T-zone, especially during puberty