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Oily and Congested Skin

Your skin contains oil glands that produce an oily substance called sebum. Sebum helps to provide a protective barrier on the surface of the skin to prevent it from drying out. It also helps to keep the hair follicles lubricated and shiny. However, sometimes over activity or stimulation of the oil glands can cause them to produce an excess of sebum leaving the skin shiny and greasy. Excessively oily skin can not only be embarrassing but too much oil can cause the glands to clog up and become infected. This clogging up does lead to skin problems such as acne. blackheads, pimples or congested skin.

  • Signs
  • Causes
  • Treatment

Shiny appearance, clogged pores, whiteheads, blackheads, enlarged pores around the T-Zone (nose, chin, and forehead) and skin which feels greasy are signs that you may have oily and congested skin.

There are several causes for oily and congested skin:

  • Hereditary causes that are in your genes.
  • Change in body hormones which particularly occurs during the teen years.
  • Diet foods that are highly acidic in content.
  • Excess alcohol, cigarettes or drug abuse.
  • Stress.
  • Some medications.
  • Hot or humid climates.
  • Some cosmetics.
  • Cleansing your face with ordinary soaps.

Although it sounds counter-intuitive, over-cleansing oily and congested skin can make things worse. Avoid using ordinary soaps for cleansing your skin as this will only worsen the condition. We use specialised products and treatments to stabilise the skin and regulate the dysfunctions that contribute to the condition by removing blockages within the ducts and regulating oil flow and cell turnover. We take into account the individual condition and tailor a program to revise the skin condition.


Recommended Treatments: DMK Bespoke Skin Nutrition Facial, DMK Enzyme Therapy