Overactive sebaceous glands are the culprit of oily skin. This condition isn’t just for teens: oiliness can be triggered by genetics and hormone fluctuations, making even adults susceptible to excess oiliness and shine.

When it comes to oily skin, it’s all about genetics! But, when it comes to controlling excess oiliness and trying to maintain a matte finish, it all comes down to your daily skincare regimen and whether you have the right products for your skin.

Why is exfoliation important?

If you suffer from oily skin, your body’s natural process of exfoliation can be slowed, leaving your skin acting as a glue that holds dead skin cells to the surface.

Exfoliation is helpful to those with oily skin as it helps rid dulling skin cells and prevents clogged pores which lead to breakouts. It works to smooth, improve skin tone and enhance the skin’s receptiveness of oil-controlling ingredients.

Common Myths

FALSE: Stripping your skin of oil can actually cause an overproduction of oil. This is because the skin is trying to make up for an replace what has been lost. This can leave your skin dehydrated, irritated and sensitised.

FALSE: Our Dermalogica Skin Experts will advise which products you can use that won’t clog our pores and will even contain oil-absorbing microsponges for sun protection and multiple skin care benefits.

FALSE: Sun exposure is never good for your skin, despite is providing a temporary “drying” effect. The result is your sebaceous glands will kick into overdrive to help replace lost oil, giving more oil to the surface of your skin than before.

FALSE: Oily skin conditions are just as manageable as other skin conditions when you seek professional advice. Our Dermalogica Skin Experts will analyse your skin, provide a diagnosis and advise the most suitable product regimen and any lifestyle changes to keep your oiliness under control.

We recommend booking in for a Free Skin Consultation where one of our Skin Experts will educate you about this common skin condition and customise a skin treatment program tailored to your skin.

Our Dermalogica Skin Experts will then perform a thorough skin analysis and determine the most suitable course of treatments that will work to refine the skin and absorb any excess oil. They will recommend and assist with your home care regimen to ensure you receive the desired results.

As Dermalogica is a professionally prescribed skincare brand, we recommend you visiting our Skin Centre before purchasing the products needed for your home care routine. It is here that one of our Dermalogica Skin Experts will discuss with you any adjustments needed to help control your oil production from morning until night.

Our Top Tips:
1. Use a clay-based cleanser to help mop up oil on the surface
2. After cleansing, apply a moisturiser, even if you think your skin doesn’t need it. Your skin may be suffering from dehydration (which is a lack of water) while being oily.
3. Apply a clay-based masque 1-2 times per week to help control sebaceous gland secretions and clean out pores.
4. Seek advice from our Dermalogica Skin Experts on how often to exfoliate and how to incorporate an exfoliant into your home care routine.