All skin types produce sebum or oil, from the sebaceous glands in the dermis. When the sebaceous glands are over-active, the high production of sebum causes it to rise through the follicular pores and onto the surface of the skin.
Oily Skin -Causes
The over production of sebum or oil often leaves the skin looking shiny and greasy rather than healthy and vibrant. Over production of sebum can be provoked by a number of factors, including physical and emotional stress, over washing and scrubbing of the skin, or using overly harsh soaps and face washes.
Oily Skin - Treatments
Many over the counter products formulated to help with oily skin don’t contain the right ingredients to penetrate deep enough to help address the problem. Obagi Medical Products have both a Nu-Derm System and Obagi-C® System specifically formulated for normal to oily skin, helping to transform the appearance of the skin and oil production.