Our skin produces its own natural oils to help keep it moisturised and supple. However, when too much oil is produced, it can lead to oily, greasy skin.
If left untreated, oily skin can clog up the pores, causing them to become enlarged. This can also lead to an accumulation of dead skin cells, alongside pimples and blackheads. If you do have oily skin, there are a number of treatments and products that can improve the texture of the skin.
What are the signs of oily skin?
If you have oily skin, it will have a consistent greasy or shiny appearance. You will find that any make-up you apply, quickly slides off. Blackheads and spots will also appear around the greasy areas. You will visibly be able to see the enlarged pores, particularly around the forehead, chin, and nose.
What causes skin to be greasy?
There could be several factors causing your greasy skin. Most commonly, it occurs due to excess sebum development. When the sebaceous glands produce too much oil, it can clog up the pores and cause an overall greasy appearance.
It can also be caused by the skincare products you use. If you use an oily moisturiser for example, it could cause the skin to become too greasy.
While oily skin cannot always be prevented, it can be successfully managed with effective treatments.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: HydraFacial, Cosmedix Peels and Products, Harmony ClearSkin
TREATMENT OPTION: HYDRAFACIAL
The HydraFacial is a deep-cleansing and exfoliating facial treatment and has been hailed as a big advancement on the traditional microdermabrasion.
HydraFacial can treat pigmentation problems, scarring and target many of the signs of ageing, producing a much brighter, more hydrated complexion.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: COSMEDIX
CosMedix Peels & Products are an innovative skincare range that harness the power of nature, fusing it with cutting-edge science.
CosMedix is focused on creating real change to your skin. Trials using Cosmedix peels and products have shown impressive results, with less visible wrinkles and pores, reduced appearance of brown spots and discolouration and visibly hydrated skin. It can also help to balance oily and greasy skin.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: CLEARSKIN LASER
ClearSkin is the first technology to combine non-ablative lasers with simultaneous contact cooling and vacuum technology to treat many skin concerns, including age spots and sun damage, by stimulating collagen renewal safely with no side effects, leaving longer-lasting results.FIND OUT MORE