What is Oily Skin?

Our skin produces natural oil, also known as sebum, in the sebaceous glands. This natural oil is important for keeping the skin healthy. Iit helps to lubricate the skin, preventing it from drying out or become irritated. It is very common for us to have a certain amount of natural oil as it keeps our skin supple and moisturised.

However, when excess skin oil is produced within the pores, your pores look enlarged and skin looks greasy. if you do not take proper care it can lead to clogged pores over time. This would eventually lead to whiteheads and blackheads, occasional or persistent pimples, and acne flare-ups.

The symptoms of oily skin and the severity vary between individuals. Causes may include;

  1. Lifestyle (e.g. diet)

  2. Hot environment

  3. Use of oil-based products

  4. Genetics

  5. Hormonal changes (puberty / pregnancy)

  6. Stress

Our Solution for Oily Skin

Treatment for oily skin should start as early as possible. Left untreated, oily skin can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells clogging the pores, causing acne flare ups and resulting in scarred skin.  To treat oily skin, I use a combination of non-invasive epidermal and dermal laser treatments, together with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to reduce oil production, and gently stimulate natural collagen growth to reduce pore size. These treatments are safe, effective and have no downtime. You can even squeeze in an aesthetic treatment during your lunch time and resume your daily activities. To learn more about your skin and the types of treatments you can avail, schedule your consultation with us today.