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Commonality and Onset of Oily Skin: Prevalence and Age Range of Occurrence

Oily skin is a very common skin condition, affecting both men and women. Most of us first develop it during puberty, with around 75% of young people between the ages of 15 and 20 developing the concern. For some people, oily skin can even crop up until around the age of 60.

Guiding You Through Oily Skin Care: Expert Tips and Solutions

Despite all this, most people still don't know how to treat their oily skin, and that's why we're here to lend a helping hand.

Managing Sebum Production: The Importance of Proper Cleansing for Oily Skin

The most effective way to control sebum production is to wash your face every morning, evening, as well as after exercise.

Tailored Cleansing Solutions: Dermoi's Gentle Facial Cleansers for Oily Skin

At Dermoi, we have a range of gentle facial cleansers designed specifically for oily skin types.

Minimizing Contamination: The Importance of Avoiding Face Touching for Oily Skin

It’s also important to avoid touching your face throughout the day if you suffer from skin oiliness. Doing so can spread oil, dirt and bacteria from your hands to your face which will only exasperate any existing issues.

Balancing Act: Avoiding Harsh Cleansing for Oily Skin Health

However, with oily skin, constantly removing oil with harsh cleansers and exfoliators will make the problem worse. A certain level of oil is needed to keep skin tissue healthy, and when it is regularly removed, the skin will produce more oil to compensate for this.

Achieving Balance: Embracing Moisturizers for Oily Skin Health

It is best to think about balancing the skin rather than removing oil completely. Moisturisers will help the condition, especially those with lightweight textures.

Correcting Misconceptions: Embracing Facial Oils for Balanced Sebum Levels

Furthermore, there is a misconception that oily skin types should avoid oil. This is not the case. Using a facial oil in the evening will help balance skin sebum levels overtime.

Regulating Sebum Levels: Harnessing the Power of Vitamin A in Skincare

On top of this, any products with vitamin A help to regulate skin cell shedding and sebum levels. Topical serums will really help with this, but also supplements containing vitamin A.

Essential Protection: Incorporating SPF into Your Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Finally, SPF is an essential step in all skin care routines, regardless of your skin type. SPF technology is becoming much better, with many SPFs now containing oil absorbing ingredients.

Browse our full range of oily skin products below.


Oily Skin Care: Understanding Sebum Production and Its Role in Skin Health

Oily skin occurs as a result of sebum being overproduced by the sebaceous glands¹, which are located just under the skin’s surface.

Sebum is an oily, waxy substance which the body naturally produces. Sebum coats, moisturises and protects the skin, and is essential for maintaining healthy skin.

Managing Excess Sebum: Addressing Oily Skin Concerns and Acne Formation

However, too much of it can cause problems. An excess of sebum leads to excess oil which can result in clogged pores, and even acne. Oily skin characteristics include shiny looking skin, and greasy skin which appears just hours after cleansing.

Understanding Sebum Overproduction: Exploring Causes and Triggers for Oily Skin

What causes sebum overproduction? The main cause is hormonal imbalance. Therefore, oily skin and its attributed skin conditions appear commonly during puberty and pregnancy. Genetics, stress, heat and exercise can also all cause oiliness.


What are the essential steps in an effective oily skin care routine?

An effective oily skin care routine typically includes gentle cleansing to remove excess oil and impurities, followed by lightweight moisturizers to balance hydration levels.

Incorporating products specifically formulated for oily skin, such as oil-free moisturizers and mattifying primers, can help manage excess shine throughout the day.

How can I choose the right skin care products for my oily skin?

When selecting skin care products for oily skin, look for non-comedogenic formulas that won't clog pores and oil-absorbing ingredients like salicylic acid or clay to help control excess oil production.

Opt for oil-free moisturizers and gel-based cleansers to keep skin feeling fresh without adding extra oil.


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3. Yosipovitch G, Tang M, Dawn A, Chen M, Goh C, Huak Y et al. Study of Psychological Stress, Sebum Production and Acne Vulgaris in Adolescents. Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 2007;87(2):135-139.

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Cleansers For Oily Skin

Browse the collection of cleasner for oily skin that works to remove excess dirt, oil and grime from pore without stripping the skin barrier or drying out the skin.

Exfoliators For Oily Skin

Explore oily skin exfoliators that regulate sebum production and mattify the complexion. Collection includes exfoliating scrubs for oily skin.

Moisturizers for Oily Skin

Explore moisturizers for oily skin that provide non-comedogenic, and mattifying hydration. Each moisturiser for oily skin controls shine and balances.

Toners For Oily Skin

Explore the best toner for oily skin in this advanced collection. Each toner mattifies and minimises pores for a balanced, shine-free complexion.

Men's Oily Skin Care

Men's oily skin care features balancing formulas that control shine, minimize pores, and maintain a clear, healthy complexion.

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