Collection: Oily Skin

Oily skin is characterized by visible pores, a shiny surface, and is prone to blackheads and pimples. This skin type tends to be shiny, especially in areas like the forehead, nose, and chin, due to excess sebum production. 

This skin type can experience both surface-level pimples and deeper, hormonal nodules that potentially leave scars. The skin may also show signs of congestion, especially around the forehead and jawline, alongside other issues such as large pores, scarring, and sensitivity from acne-related inflammation. Despite these challenges, oily skin has the advantage of aging more slowly, maintaining a supple texture due to the natural moisture provided by the oil.

Care for oily skin involves avoiding heavy, comedogenic products that can worsen congestion. Instead, use light, non-comedogenic moisturizers and cleansers that don't strip the skin's natural oils. Regular use of a non-foaming cleanser, a gentle exfoliant, and products with alpha hydroxy acids or salicylic acid will help manage sebum and clear pores.

Diet also plays a role, and generally ultra processed foods should be avoided with certain foods like dairy, fatty meats and sugars potentially exacerbating oiliness and acne. Regular skin care, including double cleansing and targeted treatments like chemical peels and serums with active ingredients such as AHAs and retinoids, is essential for maintaining clear, healthy skin.

By managing diet, using appropriate skin care products, and maintaining a consistent cleansing regimen, those with oily skin can minimize issues and maintain a healthy, balanced complexion.