A very widespread imperfection, oily skin is a typical disorder of adolescents, young people and adults, resulting from the excessive and often uncontrolled production of sebum by the sebaceous glands, tiny structures located in the deep dermis. A skin condition that is concentrated above all in the T area of the face which appears with dilated pores, dull and oily also thanks to the thickening of the hydrolipitic film which hinders the normal transpiration of the skin favoring the proliferation of microorganisms, cause of inflammation and bad smell.

What is oily skin? Remedies and treatments to have a skin without pimples, never shiny and always perfect

Based on the extent of the phenomenon, it is possible to distinguish several types of oily skin:


    oily oily skin appears with enlarged pores and very shiny due to the production of very fluid sebum, almost liquid, making the skin oily.


    loily seborrheic skin determines the phenomenon known as orange peel skin that is generated due to the dilated follicles by the super production of sebum.


    a particularly abundant production of dense and waxy sebum, which, remaining inside the follicles together with skin impurities and bacteria, originates the blackhead. The blackhead can be white when closed or black when open. In case of asphyxiated oily skin, the face can be dry and rough due to the lack of sebum stuck in the follicles.


    pustules and inflammation characterize the type of impure and acneic skin. The bacteria cause severe follicular inflammation causing often deep lesions that can even leave scars. Acneic skin, also typical in adults, is delicate and sensitive to light and sudden changes in temperature


    very oily and acne-prone areas of the skin alternate with other extremely dry ones. In a combination skin parts of dry skin and seborrheic skin also coexist.

Causes oily skin

The causes of oily facial skin are many, to be sought in internal causes or influenced by external factors, often more than one but, they are usually to be found in genetic predisposition, in hormonal imbalances, in stress, in the use of drugs based on cortisone or inadequate diets. All this, as already mentioned, produces an overproduction of sebum. To better understand the causes, let’s analyze in detail the internal (intrinsic) and external (exogenous) causes:

  • Intrinsic causes: The regulation of sebum production is a particularly complex activity of the organism regulated also by endocrine factors which are often altered for reasons that are not yet fully understood. Genetic predisposition and hormonal alterations are the main causes of abnormal sebum production. Androgens are the hormones mainly involved in the formation of seborrhea and acne while at the level of the hair follicles, a hyperconcentration of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme causes an abnormal and abundant production of sebum. Ovarian changes (such as polycystic ovary syndrome) can also lead to oily and acne-prone skin.
  • External causes: The external causes that can favor oily skin can be easily identified leading to the resolution of the pathology even in a very short time. Particular drugs such as anabolics or cortisones, unsuitable cosmetics, creams and poor quality treatments can cause an alteration in the production of sebum. Even unregulated diet, rich in fat and excessive can affect the formation of oily and greasy skin.

Oily skin remedies

Men and women with oily skin problems must choose cosmetics and cleansers suitable for their skin type. The best routine for oily skin involves the use of delicate products that do not alter the hydrolipidic film of the skin, cosmetics useful for removing impurities and excess sebum.

Even if you correct your diet by consuming lots of fruit and vegetables, rich in antioxidants (vitamins C and E), preferring foods rich in omega 3 (cod, salmon, mackerel) or omega 6 (dried fruit in general), limiting the consumption of meats redheads need to organize a perfect beauty routine for oily skin it can be a good start we need to treat the skin with the right cosmetic products. Let’s start with cleansing: we absolutely avoid oily products or biphasic products, products to fight the proliferation of bacteria and refine dilated pores without attacking the skin or depriving it of all its hydrolipidic layer are preferred. After cleansing the skin, a face tonic must absolutely be used to rebalance the pH of the skin. Once the skin has been cleansed, it is advisable to apply an oily skin face cream that ensures the right nourishment and correct hydration of the skin without favoring the production of sebum.

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    Purifying facial cleanser with activated charcoal, aloe vera and mallow.

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    Purifying, rebalancing and illuminating clay mask

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    Face mask 3 in 1: purifying, revitalizing and moisturizing with spirulina algae extract


Before applying the makeup, we apply a primer for dilated pores dedicated to oily to combination skin, it smoothes, wrinkles and fine lines because it adheres the foundation perfectly, keeping the appearance unchanged throughout the day, counteracting the shiny effect.

One last moment, but perhaps the most important of the day, especially for women, is when you return home and need to remove make-up (even men must always cleanse their face before going to bed). Be sure to gently remove all makeup from your face, paying particular attention to the T-shaped area of ​​the face. Even the use of an anti-impurity face mask every week helps to always have perfect skin

Solving the problems of oily facial skin and oily forehead always requires the regular use of light and delicate formulations, which is why we advise you to carefully consult this section to find the right product for you.