Understanding the Oily Skin Type

Same with the combination skin type, oily skin can be tricky to treat or manage, and there are different conditions that are common to both. Yes, that’s referring to the enlarged pores, blackheads and or whiteheads, pimples and other blemishes.

The good news is that there are ways to handle oily skin. But to better appreciate these ways and tips, wouldn’t it be nice to learn why your body produces oily skin?

Understanding the Oily Skin Type


Sebum is a waxy matter composed of various lipids and produced by sebaceous glands. A major component in oil that’s on the surface of your skin, sebum is responsible for the following:

  • Minimized water loss from the skin
  • Protection from infection, brought about by bacteria and fungi

There’s a delicate balance that needs to be maintained with regards to the production of sebum and oil. Just the right amount will keep your skin supple and protected; too little will leave you with dry and cracked skin; while too much gets you that oily skin, complete with a greasy complexion and acne prone properties.


Let’s get another thing (and this is major) cleared: you cannot get rid of oily skin, you can only control it. Why? We have genetics to blame for that. Again, sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands. If larger-than-usual sebaceous glands run in the family, then your chances of having oily skin due to genetics is very high. And unless you have means to alter your genes, then you’re stuck with having oily skin for the rest of your life.

Lifestyle Modification

However, a few tweaks to your lifestyle should help you in managing skin of your type. See, the level how oily your skin becomes is influenced by hormones, which in turn is largely affected by your lifestyle choices.

So, opt for the healthier options and try to balance everything. Find time to work out and to pamper yourself. Make it a habit to eat real food, as well.

Beauty Practices

Some beauty practices contribute or worsen your oily skin. Simply using the wrong product or washing with the wrong temperature for your water can prompt your body to overproduce sebum.

So be 100% sure with what you use on your skin. Complete your skin care needs with safe and natural products from Moringa-O2.

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