How do I know if my skin is oily? Quick Shop 1. What is oily skin? Oily skin produces too much sebum. This imbalance can be triggered by hormonal changes or external factors such as stress or pollution. Unlike dry skin, oily skin's sebaceous glands create more lipids than it needs. This excess sebum creates shine, particularly in the t-zone. Dilated pores and blackheads, as well as blemishes, can also appear. 2. A targeted beauty routine Like dry and normal skin types, oily skin needs a targeted beauty routine. Start with a gentle cleanser morning and night to wash away excess sebum and impurities. A targeted cleanser such as the Gentle Foaming Purifying Cleanser for Oily to Combination Skin is ideal. Next, apply the Pore Control serum, containing Grapevine Flower cell extract. With a triple-action effect on pores; it helps to rebalance sebum production and strengthen pore structure whilst exfoliating the upper layers of the skin. Its texture smoothes skin, creating an instant glow and a flawless complexion, even up close! Oily skin needs moisturising just as much as dry skin. Choose a lighter, fluid moisturising cream for oily skin. Clarins offers a range of textures designed for combination and oily skin types for all its day and night creams. Once or twice a week, treat your skin to the SOS Pure Mask. Its formula purifies skin and tightens pores in just 10 minutes. Once rinsed off with warm water, the SOS Pure Mask's purifying white and green clays leave skin clean, refreshed and soft, with sebum secretion reduced thanks to the organic Alpine Willow herb extract. Your skin glows with zero shine. 3. Touch-ups on the go During the day, control shine on oily skin with the Pore Perfecting Mattifying Kit. Its blotting sheets absorb excess sebum, while the loose powder is perfect for blurring imperfections; the Pore Perfecting Mattifying Kit is the perfect secret weapon for oily skin. Slip it into your handbag for touch-ups on the go.