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Are You Seeking The Best Products For Oily Skin?

Oily skin is mainly caused by an overproduction of sebum (the natural oil produced by the sebaceous glands in your skin). Although sebum is necessary to keep your skin moisturised and protected, too much can lead to oily skin. 

When choosing products for an oily complexion, you want to get the balance right.  

Fortunately, my olivanna has a wonderful selection of products designed specifically for this skin type. 

A number of factors can contribute towards making your skin oilier, including your genetics. If your parents tend to have oily skin, there's a bigger chance that you might develop it too. Other factors include:

  • Hormonal changes, particularly during puberty.  Such changes can trigger an increase in sebum production. The menstrual cycle can also contribute to oily skin.
  • Environmental factors. Planning a tropical holiday this summer? We all love a spell in the sunshine (don’t forget that SPF!), but hot and humid climates can stimulate the sebaceous glands, leading to skin pumping out more oil. Living in a place with high pollution levels can cause oily skin as your skin produces more sebum to protect itself.
  • Overactive sebaceous glands. This can often be caused by stress and someone’s diet. Our T-Zone Stick is brilliant for mattifying your skin.
  • Incorrect skincare routine.  It’s important to avoid harsh or drying skincare products that strip away natural oils from the skin, prompting it to produce more oil to compensate. This can create a cycle of oiliness, potentially exacerbating the problem.
  • Overwashing or too much exfoliation. Frequent washing or aggressive scrubbing of the skin can irritate it. 
  • Stress. If you’re worried about your exams, you might find your skin is oilier than usual. With our Exam & Study Kit it’s much easier to keep your skin glowing this summer. 

The good news is that oily skin tends to age more slowly because it has better natural moisture retention compared to dry skin. 

If you’re looking for the best products for oily skin, check out our latest range today.