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Oily Skin Concerns: A Delarom Guide

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Oily Skin Is More Prone To Acne Breakouts

Everyone’s skin has oil, but if you suffer from oily skin, your face appears shiny or greasy and more prone to acne breakouts. You won’t necessarily have oily skin all year, often the weather (especially humid weather) can affect skin concerns. Did you know that people who live in hotter places are more likely to suffer from oily skin?


Oily skin is also often less likely to have fine lines and wrinkles than dry skin. That’s one bonus, right?!


Under the skin’s pores are glands which produce sebum which helps to hydrate your skin. However, when the skin produces too much sebum, this is when it can become a problem.

What Causes Oily Skin?

Oily skin can be caused by a number of factors, including diet, hormones, air pollution, pregnancy, stress, or genetics.



Oily, processed foods can cause excessive oil production. Similarly, salty foods cause dehydration which leads the skin to produce more oils. Sugary foods can also cause an overproduction of sebum (excess oil) so it’s best to keep your snacks low on sugar and salt. Switch for fresh fruit and vegetables as these can help lead to healthier skin.



Our skin has small glands called sebaceous glands which create sebum. These glands start to increase in size when we hit puberty, making them create more (sometimes too much) sebum.



Following on from hormones, often women have increasingly oily skin during pregnancy. This is a common symptom. This is caused by the hormone ‘progesterone’ which is a hormone produced by the placenta!




Feeling stressed can become a trigger for oily skin. The best way to help this is to make sure you get enough sleep and of course to talk to someone about what is making you so stressed.




Sometimes, excessive oil production in the skin is just a genetic trait. If one of your close family members also suffers from similar skin issues, it is likely that your skin concern is a genetic issue.


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How to Help Oily Skin Concerns


  • Use face oils to trick it into thinking it has already produced enough oils. Use an oil after cleansing your skin at night.


  • Exfoliate regularly to remove any dirt and help clear clogged pores. This will help avoid more breakouts, especially as oily skin is more prone to spots.


  • Changes to your diet can also help oily skin concerns. Fruit and vegetables are great for healthy skin. Try to avoid oily, processed foods.


  • Never skip your skincare routine! Once you have found a routine that works for you, make sure you are sticking to it. Even when you are feeling tired, prioritise taking your make up off properly before bed. Use a shorter skincare routine in the morning to remove any excess oils your skin has produced over night.

What Delarom Products Work for Oily Skin?


Face Cleansing Gel with Jojoba Pearls

This cleansing gel offers a deep cleanse and softens the skin whilst clearing pores. The Jojoba pearls remove dead skin cells which could otherwise clog pores and cause breakouts. This cleanser also contains Calendula which holds anti-inflammatory effects.


Pure Freshness Toner

This toner calms and refreshes the skin, using cucumber for healing and purifying purposes.


Youth Suncare Face Cream SPF30

This suncare cream protects the skin from UVA and UVB damage while the vegetable glycerin hydrates the skin.