The Problem with Oily Skin

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

Oily Skin Treatments

Many over the counter products formulated to help with oily skin don’t contain the right ingredients to penetrate deep enough to help address the problem. Obagi Medical Products have both a Nu-Derm® Fx System and Obagi-C® Fx System specifically formulated for normal to oily skin, helping to transform the appearance of the skin and oil production.