Oily Skin Type
Oily Skin Type – your skin type is determined by how much oil the skin on your face produces. We all need a certain amount of oil on our skin to keep it moisturised and supple, however oily skin occurs when the sebaceous glands in the skin make too much sebum. Sebum is the waxy, oily substance that protects and hydrates the skin.
The causes are varied. It is typically hereditary – if you have oily skin, it’s probably because your parents suffered a similar fate, however it can also be as a result of environmental, aging, lifestyle factors or on many occasions is exacerbated by the skin care products you are currently using. The fact is that many of the products claiming to get rid of oil actually make matters worse because they contain ingredients that aggravate skin and trigger a more shiny complexion.
While you can’t necessarily always get rid of congested greasy looking skin, you can take steps to make your skin less so. The key is to identify the cause or causes. Managing skin conditions and types often requires a person making regular skin care a habit. Select our Skin Care Range to find the best moisturiser for oily skin, or the best cleanser.
As a side note: Oily skin does not age less than dry skin. It may look less wrinkled because it is often less dry, but the cause of wrinkles is not something oily skin can stop or change.
BASIC Skin Type Test
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and water. Use your hands to clean your face and avoid scrubbing too hard.
- Dry your face with a soft towel and leave your skin alone for one hour without applying any products or touching it.
|1 hour after washing my face, my skin||SKIN TYPE|
|Feels itchy and tight, with noticeable flaking||DRY|
|Is shiny and has a greasy feel, especially in the T-zone||OILY|
|Is oily in the T-zone, but dry around my jawline and cheek bones||COMBINATION|
|Feels even and smooth, with little oilness or dryness||NORMAL|
|Is itchy, inflamed or showing redness||SENSITIVE|
If you are still uncertain as to your Skin Type,
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