The medical term for oily skin is Seborrhea and is the result of overactive sebaceous glands.
The main cause of oily skin is genetics, however, there are several factors which can contribute to oily skin/worsen the symptoms:
Cosmetics & makeup:
some products can trap oil in the skin. Apply light layers of makeup and make sure you remove ALL of your makeup before going to bed.
This includes dairy, refined carbohydrates, saturated & trans fats, sugar, salt and alcohol
Menstrual cycle/fluctuation in hormones
Symptoms of oily skin include:
Breaking out more frequently
This can cause difficulty when trying to find non-greasy, non-oily lotions.
Dermalogica provide a variety of oil-free, matte finish products. See below for our recommendations.
Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion
About: A light, oil free lotion that absorbs excess oil from the surface of the skin, and leaves a moisturising, 12-hour matte finish.
Reduces shine and removes excess oil
Leaves an all-day matte finish
Moisturises and soothes irritated skin
Prevents future breakouts
Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser
About: A refreshing cleanser containing cooling menthol, water soluble clays and purifying botanical extracts.
Thoroughly removes dead cell debris and excess oil
Works to prevent future breakouts
Contains ingredients which help calm irritation and cools the skin
Cleanses the skin.
Dermalogica Active Moist
About: A rehydrating, lightweight, oil-free lotion aimed at treating surface dehydration and removing excess oil.
Doesn’t leave this skin shiny
Improves the skins texture
Is easy to apply
Enables oil-free hydration
Unsure about which product to choose? Why not try Dermalogica’s skin kit for oily skin.