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Oily Skin

A Special Case for Oily Skin

Your skin contains approximately 3,000 oil glands per square inch, each working tirelessly to maintain a protective mantle of natural skin oils called sebum. Shininess is a sign of oil activity.

Even normal or dry skin can experience the occasional problem when these glands get over-productive. Oily skin, however, is most prone to breakouts. Oily skin is also slower to shed dead cells, which block pores. Blocked pores become breeding grounds for skin bacteria, and this can cause flare-ups.

Some people experience breakouts only in the oil-prone "T-zone," which includes forehead, nose and chin.