Oily skin is skin that produces too much sebum, the sebaceous glands are overly active: we then speak of hyperseborrhoea. Sebum production is excessive in the hair follicle and we observe an imbalance between water and lipids in the hydrolipid film.
We recognise oily skin because it is characterised by shine, enlarged pores, blackheads, whiteheads or occasional red spots and a dull complexion all over the face. When the signs of oily skin are for the most part located along the centre of the face, known as the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), we then speak of oil-prone combination skin.
You may sometimes have a few doubts when finding your skin type. In order to be 100% sure of your skin type, there is nothing better than a beauty consultation with a professional in a beauty salon or spa. Looked after by skincare that suits it, your skin will visibly thank you for it.