What is it and how is it caused?
Oily skin is the result of the skin making too much sebum. Everyone produces sebum, an oily, waxy substance that helps trap in moisture, keeping the skin soft, supple and waterproof. But when tiny glands in the skin called sebaceous glands produce too much sebum the result is excessively oily, shiny skin.
Too much oil on the surface of the skin can lead to pimples, blocked pores, blackheads, and other blemishes. It also becomes harder for dead skin to shed, leading to their build-up on the skin’s surface. All of these effects are a common sight among teenagers but can happen at any age.
How we can help
We supply a range of SkinCeuticals products that are specifically designed for oily skin, acting to unclog pores and reduce shine by absorbing excess sebum. We also offer treatment with intense pulsed light (IPL), which targets the root cause of oily skin by reducing the production of excess sebum.