The over production of sebum or oil often leaves the skin looking shiny and greasy rather than healthy and vibrant.
A light yellow, oily substance is secreted by sebaceous glands which cover most of our body. It is great for retaining moisture in the skin, however, if this becomes excessive the skin can become ‘oily’ and more prone to skin problems such as acne.
Over production of sebum can be provoked by a number of factors including:
Physical and emotional stress
Over washing and scrubbing of the skin
Using overly harsh soaps and face washes