The quest for healthy, glowing skin is universal but a serum or cream-induced lit-from-within luminescence or a strategically-placed highlight at the tops of your cheeks is much different than a greasy sun and sweat-induced shine.
Here’s the deal: Oil, also known as sebum, is produced by your sebaceous glands.
Oily skin is the result of these glands producing too much oil and there are a number of reasons why this happens including genetics, hormones, over-cleansing, taking certain medications or using the wrong skincare products for your skin type.
What’s more, the sun, heat, and humidity levels in the summer can make a difference to the amount of oil your skin produces too.
With oily skin you’re often more prone to breakouts. This is because when your oil production is on overdrive, the extra sebum made by your skin combines with dead skin cells to clog your pores.
Bacteria can get trapped within these pores, causing inflammation and ultimately spots and acne.
Thankfully there are ways to alleviate breakouts and the shine you don’t want. We’re sharing our top tips for oily skin to answer all your burning questions below. Hint: ditch your mattifying products for ones that guarantee skin that glows from within.