WHAT IS OILY SKIN?
Oily skin is a skin with medium thickness that functions correctly almost like normal skin. Its principal problem is a shiny aspect. There is an increased segregation of the sebaceous glands, especially in the areas of the face, the back and the presternal region. Frequently oily skin appears together with kerosis (opacity of the outer skin layer stratum corneum, which gives the skin a yellowish or greyish appearance). This skin type has excellent defensive and regenerative capabilities.
Oily skin also resists the visible aging process of the skin. In general it has good self-protection abilities, has a good pigmentation and a lower risk of sunburn. However depending on a variety of factors, oily skin is more prone to hyperpigmentation and acne. Skincare products that dry or suffocate the skin can stimulate the sebum protection, producing a rebound effect. Oily skin is less affected by abrupt changes in temperature and climate.