Oily skin is one of the most common skin types and is the result of an overproduction of the sebum from the glands in your skin called sebaceous glands. These are located just underneath your skin’s surface.
Sebum is an oily substance made from fats and it helps to moisturise your skin and hair and to keep the surface protected. Oily skin produces a lot of sebum, sometimes more than your skin needs.
This can lead to a shiny appearance as well as breakouts if the sebum mixes with dead skin cells and becomes stuck in your pores.
Oily skin can be influenced by the environment and become exacerbated by heat, the wrong skincare products, excessive cleansing and your hormones. A targeted skincare routine can keep oily skin in balance.