What is Oily/Shiny skin?
With the arrival of adolescence
the body undergoes fundamental changes. Oily and shiny skin
is one of the most common skin problems affecting a reported
85% of adolescents.
This problem continues after the
teen years as recent market research has shown 11% of women
suffer from oily/shiny skin and almost a third of women rank
facial shine as a major issue. An oily/shiny face is a worry
for men too.
Oily/Shiny skin is characterised
by an excessive amount of oil or sebum. A hormone (testosterone)
stimulates the sebaceous glands, which produce too much sebum.
This increased sebum production
is usually associated with acne, and often relates to acne
severity. Severe acne is always associated with intense seborrhoea;
conversely, when sebum production is very low, the disease
has a correspondingly low profile.
Oily/Shiny skin has a major impact
on self-confidence. Facial oil causes make-up to streak and
run and acne sufferers say it is just as distressing as having