Oily skin, caused by overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands in the skin can leave you with shininess, clogged pores, and blemishes. Sebum is a naturally healthy skin lubricant, and those who have oily skin tend to have less wrinkles because the excess oil helps lock in moisture to keep skin looking young. You can have too much of a good thing, though. You may have young looking skin, but it can be prone to breakouts, especially in the summer.
During the summer when weather is warm, your skin naturally produces more sebum. For people with oily skin, this exacerbates an already sticky skin situation. Since sebum is a good thing in limited quantities, the goal of treating oily skin is to remove excess oils without removing all of it. You want to keep that protective lipid barrier that actually helps skin stay young and healthy. It's important to use gentle products to remove dirt and oil because harsh products can actually increase sebum production and make the condition worse.
Treating oily skin requires skincare products specifically designed for oily skin. Targeted treatments include products that remove excess dirt and oil gently without disrupting the lipid layer. When looking for skincare products to treat oily skin, it's important to avoid ones that contain oil, waxes, or synthetic lipid agents that may irritate the already delicate balance of the skin. Low concentrations of hydroxy acids are good because they exfoliate (remove) dead skin cells from the surface of the skin to help unclog pores.
For oily skin, we really like Jan Marini Bioglycolic Oily Cleansing Gel. This gel cleanser goes deep inside pores to remove dirt, debris, and oil for a super clean and healthy complexion. The beauty of this product is with continued use skin is less oily and has a smoother, more refined texture.