The Surprising Truth About Oily Skin

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If you struggle with oily skin, you most likely don’t use a facial oil, but the surprising truth is that maybe you should!

Overproduction of oil is a common problem for many and can lead to clogged pores and pesky breakouts, so it’s instinctual to not want to add another layer of oil in the mix, right? Wrong! Excess oil, or sebum, is oftentimes a symptom of dehydrated skin that nourishing oils like Jojoba can easily balance with deep hydration.


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First thing’s first, what exactly is oily skin and what causes it?

Oily skin occurs when the skin’s sebaceous glands produce an abundance of sebum, which is most likely the factor of genetics and age. However, stress, hormones, diet, humidity, and dehydrated skin can also play a role in contributing to an oily complexion. That’s right, dehydrated skin! 

Not to be confused with “dry” skin, dehydrated skin is a condition where your skin lacks water yet still produces oil. In this situation, your skin could most likely be over-producing oil to compensate for the lack of moisture! While dry skin lacks oil, dehydrated skin lacks water content. It’s also true that those of us who experience oily skin are typically more prone to having dehydrated skin, as harsh, blemish-fighting products contribute to drying the skin out and stripping it of its natural oils.


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How to tell if your skin is dehydrated

If your skin feels tight, congested, or inflamed when you first wake up in the morning, and you notice more prominent wrinkles, you could be suffering from dehydrated skin! Dullness and dark circles can also be tell-tale signs that your skin is not receiving the hydration it needs.


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Oily skin has met its match with this light, never-greasy facial oil that hydrates and balances oil production with antioxidant-rich and antibacterial jojoba, collagen-boosting tamanu, and the invigorating aroma and brightening power of orange blossom which will leave your skin positively glowing! 

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