Oily skin can be shiny, thick and dull colored. Often chronically oily skin has coarse pores, pimples and other uncomfortable blemishes.
In oily skin, the oil-producing sebaceous glands are overactive and produce much more oil than is desirable. The oil seeps and gives the skin a greasy shine. The skin has a coarse look because the pores are enlarged.
Some causes of oily skin:
- Birth control pills / medicines
- Poor diet consisting of excessive processed foods
- Hormone levels
- Humidity and hot water