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Treating Oily Skin – All You Need To Know

Oily Skin

Many of us suffer from extra oily skin, but it isn’t anything to be embarrassed about. People with oilier skin tend to look younger than people with normal or dry skin! This is because of the nourishing barrier sebum creates over our skin. However, with every plus, there is usually a minus, and in this case, oily skin can cause acne, blocked pores and other skin conditions.

How do I know if I have oily skin?

Oily skin symptoms can show up in various ways, including; a shiny, slick appearance, blocked pores, occasional pimples, acne or stubborn blackheads.

What are the causes of oily skin?

Most cases of oily skin tend to get better as you age, but in others, it could be for several reasons.


Genetics can play the leading role in why your sebaceous glands produce excess oils.


Hormone imbalance can cause the skins’ natural balance to fall out of sync as the body produces more testosterone as we hit puberty. This hormone combines with the sebaceous gland, where enzymes start to overproduce sebum. Increased oil production happens to both males and females.

Daily routine

Your daily routine, including washing and cosmetics, can be a critical factor in why your skin is producing extra oils. Oily skin can worsen if you’re overwashing, especially to compensate for the excess fat as your sebaceous glands will work overtime.

Oil-based care products can influence the skin’s natural amount of oil. There are also certain ingredients in makeup that can add to the amount of oil on your skin, so be sure to look out for oil-free, non-comedogenic, and water-based ones.


Stress can also contribute to oily skin. When stressed, your body produces cortisol, which raises the oil production level, though this is more common in women.


Medication such as hormonal birth control can also raise oil production levels. This may also be because they can cause dehydration, driving the sebaceous glands to produce more oil.

How can oily skin be treated from home?

Skin care is incredibly important for people with oily skin. Oily skin can be kept under control by washing with the right products and finding a routine that suits your skin type. It is recommended to wash in the morning, night, and after exercise. Avoid anything with harsh, drying ingredients and instead opt for something more natural like witch hazel or green tea. Also, try to avoid anything that will add to your oily skin by looking out for oil-free, non-comedogenic or water-based products. This includes sunscreen, moisturisers and makeup.

It might sound old school, but carrying blotting papers around with you can be a quick and helpful fix if you’re in a pinch. Another useful tip is to find a good quality face mask or clay mask suited to your skin type. Some contain clarifying or anti-inflammatory ingredients that will help soothe troubled skin. Only use them for blotting and not smear around your face, as this will spread the oils around.

If you’re overwhelmed with what could be causing your oily skin, how to treat it, and what products to use, a visit to a dermatologist could be worthwhile.

How can chemical peels treat oily skin?

Chemical peels work by using naturally occurring glycolic acid or salicylic acid to strip away the very top layer of skin. This will remove dirt and unblock pores which will help your sebaceous glands to stop overproducing oils.

Bespoke facials will also help keep your skin balanced as the products used will be handpicked by your dermatologist. They will have expert knowledge in knowing what works for you and what doesn’t.

Skin rejuvenation can also have more significant effects as the primary goal of this treatment is to target the top layer of skin by removing dead or tired cells to reveal brighter and healthier skin. It can also help to fade acne scars.

Why you should choose House of Saab

Our friendly and professional team at House of Saab will give you a free personal consultation to discuss your areas of concern and run through the most effective treatment plans best suited to you and your needs.

At House of Saab, we provide only the best experience for our clients from beginning to end. Our expert and experienced technicians are here to answer any questions or queries you may have and promise to provide you with the highest quality treatments and products available. Please speak to a staff member to discuss costs during your free consultation as each treatment requirement is different to each client.

Oily skin treatments offered

Chemical peels
Bespoke facials
Skin rejuvenation