March 17, 2017

Oily skin is characterized by excess sebum (oil) production. The follicle size is visible or larger over most of the face, this indicates an oily skin type.  Oily skin requires more cleansing and exfoliation than other skin types.  It is prone to blemishes because the pores get clogged with oil which could lead to acne and a buildup of dead skin cells. 

The key with oily skin is to balance the skin’s oil production through at home products and appropriate treatment.  Most people with oily skin type tend to over cleanse their skin because they want to remove all traces of oil on their skin this is also a problem. Over-cleansing can make matters worse by stripping the skin’s acid mantle and irritating it. If skin is stripped of oil, it is unbalanced. Consequently, your body’s protection mechanism to produce additional oil to compensate for the dryness on the surface. 

Proper treatment, exfoliation and a water based hydrator will keep oily skin clean and balanced.


On a positive note, I tell all my clients with oily skin type that they will age more slowly than other skin types because of the oil provided by oil secretions. However, it is important to note that people with oily skin are prone to break outs so people with this skin type will need more professional treatments more often than those with normal skin.

In order for people with oily skin to have healthy, balanced skin, I recommend establishing a good home care routine and occasional visit to a spa for a professional deep cleansing facial. 


Hope this was helpful? Please leave a comment below sharing how you treat your oily skin. Stay blessed. 


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