Benefits of Oily Skin {Seborrhoea}

Oily skin, the bane of my existence I hear my fellow oily skin sufferers champions mutter. Normally I would be with you muttering a few curse words under my breath but since I started blogging my tone has shifted. You see oily skin is not the big bad wolf we’ve been taught all our lives but a saviour “in sheep’s clothing” perhaps!!! Ok maybe bad analogy but still you get my drift. Oily skin is your friend and today on the blog I will share why you should love it too. Or maybe let me start with why many hate dislike oily skin.

Benefits of oily skin

Reasons to hate oily skin 

  • You’re always oily than a fritter
  • You’re shinier than anyone around you
  • It doesn’t look attractive
  • Looks unhygienic
  • Constantly need to re-apply makeup
  • Can ruin makeup easily

Now that we’ve listed reasons to hate and I am sure you have more, here is why you should love it.

Benefits of oily skin

  • Protects your skin from the elements
  • Protects you from ageing quickly
  • Natural moisturiser for your face 
  • Will have few wrinkles than most

The science stuff of Seborrhoea*

Seborrhoea is the scientific term for oily skin, it’s caused by excess sebum (skin oil). It’s thought that during puberty androgen levels increase signalling the oil grands to mature. It’s during this time that excess oil is produced and for some the process goes into overdrive. This normally subsides as you pass puberty but for others this continues into adulthood which is both good and bad as listed above. Bad because most people with Seborrhoea continuously suffer with acne though some don’t. Good because Seborrhoea helps you age more slowly and with fewer wrinkles.

 What can you do to help your oily skin?

  • Use bloating paper to remove the excess oil
  • Don’t over clean, use light cleansers and avoid exfoliating.
  • Use light moisturiser, jojoba containing moisturisers are regularly recommended. Heavy moisturisers will only clog your pores

Though for some Seborrhoea is a burden I have opted to adopt it as a protective oily film. Seborrhoea is less sensitive to external elements, to drying out and stress. Because of this it’s less subject to wrinkles and signs of ageing, now who wouldn’t mind not having wrinkles and won’t be showing their age anytime soon.

Sources:  and Skin-Science


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  1. none
    February 27, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    I’m so glad to see this because I didnt think there were any benefits to my super oily skin!!

  2. February 13, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I love the positives of having oily skin. I wish I had oily skin. Mine is so dry and cracks all the time. I’m definitely getting more wrinkles than my friends with oily skin. x

  3. CourtneyLynne Storms
    February 12, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Omg I have oily skin and I definitely have a love hate relationship with it!!!! Some days it’s awesome then others it can be a pain

  4. Sara
    February 12, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    I also have oil skin. These were some great tips. I never thought there would be any benefits though.

  5. Shannon Graham
    February 11, 2017 / 2:35 am

    I myself struggle with overly oily skin. I did not realize how many benefits it had.

  6. WEMAKE7
    February 11, 2017 / 12:41 am

    Wow, this is great information. I consider myself having oily skin but didn’t realize there was benefits.

  7. Marissa Zurfluh
    February 10, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    My hormones had to have changed recently because I always had dry skin. Recently it has been so oily that it drives me nuts. These benefits may make me rethink how much I hate it. haha

  8. WelshCakes&Wellies
    February 10, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I don’t have oily skin, but I would take oily skin over wrinkles any day!

  9. Talya Stone
    February 10, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I always have the notion that people with oily skin will age a lot better than those with dry skin. There’s always a silver lining isn’t there?

  10. Emma Oxley
    February 10, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I hate and love my oily skin in equal measure. I always feel greasy but I have no wrinkles – you can’t have it all!

  11. Clairejustineo
    February 10, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    I never thought of this until now, my grandma had oily skin and she always looked younger than she was 🙂

  12. Kara
    February 10, 2017 / 7:42 am

    I suffer with the opposite problem which has its own issues. Glad you have found some positives in it

  13. Rebecca Swenor
    February 10, 2017 / 7:18 am

    This is some interesting information about oily skin. Seborrhoea is a word I didn’t know but it sounds better to me than oily skin. I never thought about oily skin as about protection or making so you have less wrinkles. Thanks for sharing the information and the tips.

  14. DiariesftWindowSeat
    February 10, 2017 / 6:17 am

    I love your take on this! I’ve only ever seen posts about the cons of oily skin not the pros!

  15. Amanda
    February 10, 2017 / 4:43 am

    Ha…I am totally and utterly oily as a fritter. I hate having my oily skin but it is good to know that there are some benefits. Thanks for the tips!

  16. February 10, 2017 / 4:36 am

    Thank you for your information. My daughter is always complaining that her skin is oily, now I can tell her it is somewhat of a blessing. -posting as Mom Blog Society

  17. Chanelle
    February 10, 2017 / 4:15 am

    I enjoy having combination type skin especially because I don’t wear any makeup on my skin, so the natural oils on my face help to keep it moisturized and glowing for me all day long!

  18. February 10, 2017 / 4:09 am

    I have very oily skin and I make sure I have blotting paper to remove excess oil all the time. These are great tips.

  19. February 10, 2017 / 4:03 am

    I have oily skin and a clean tissue helps soak up the oil .That oily skin prevents early wrinkles is a great advantage. But it does have a lot of problems too

  20. Annemarie LeBlanc
    February 10, 2017 / 4:00 am

    I agree with the use of blotting tissues to remove excess oil. Washing frequently will only trigger the oil glands to produce more oil. Although oily skin is sometimes annoying, it is good because the skin stays supple and wrinkles do not appear until much later in life.

  21. February 10, 2017 / 3:42 am

    Very informative. I think I’d moral describe my skin as dry….so the total opposite of this. I didn’t realize oily skin helped slow down aging.

  22. Ann
    February 10, 2017 / 3:16 am

    This is a great post. In the summer for some reason my skin is oily and I don’t know why. Thank you for sharing this information.

    • February 10, 2017 / 8:04 am

      Hmm it could be hormonal imbalance during summer or just the body protecting itself

  23. T-Nicole Johnson
    February 10, 2017 / 2:38 am

    I really enjoyed reading this post. My face sometimes gets oily in the T-zone area. Thanks for sharing this information.

    • February 10, 2017 / 8:03 am

      You’re most welcome, glad you enjoyed the post

  24. Stephanay Jnote
    February 10, 2017 / 1:52 am

    I gave combination skin I think. Dry unless in stage performing and then it looks like I just came out of a pool without a towel. Lol! But I see your point on not getting much breakouts.

    • February 10, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Hahaha, though most of my face is oily I do have dry patches

  25. Ance
    February 10, 2017 / 1:16 am

    Interesting post so much benefits for they who have oil skin i didn’t know about that. I have dry skin so this benefits are not for me 🙁 !

    • February 10, 2017 / 8:02 am

      Awww bless, I am sure dry skin has it’s own benefits

  26. everythingcurvyandchic
    February 9, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    Very interesting I never looked into this. Great read!

    • February 10, 2017 / 8:02 am

      Glad to hear it, thanks for stopping by

  27. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz
    February 9, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    This is very interesting, I did not know that having oily skin could be a good thing. As I grow older anything that prevents wrinkles is good in my book! 🙂

    • February 10, 2017 / 8:02 am

      Oh I am right there with you, its a natural anti-ageing agent lol

  28. February 9, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Well I didn’t realise that oily skin has its benefits but now you’ve pointed them out you’ve made me feel much better!

    • February 10, 2017 / 8:01 am

      Well, I am glad to hear that. I did a little joy dance when I researched this and now loving my oily skin even more

  29. fivelittledoves
    February 9, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I have combination skin and my oily patches drive me crazy! I like to think that there are benefits. Every cloud!

    • February 10, 2017 / 8:00 am

      Every cloud indeed

  30. Pam
    February 9, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I had oily skin when I was younger and it was a pain. I didn’t know it had any benefits!

    • February 10, 2017 / 8:00 am

      I used to hate it as well when I was young but grateful for it now and that I still have it

  31. Vera Sweeney
    February 9, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I have never thought to look for benefits for oily skin before!! I have not heard of this product before, sounds great.

    • February 10, 2017 / 8:00 am

      As someone who suffers (champions) oily skin its of great interest to me hence why

  32. February 9, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I have to agree with your benefits of having oily skin. I’m almost 60 years old and still have a touch of oily skin. It does keep your skin softer and I don’t have as many wrinkles as some of my 60 year old friends do. An oily face can be your friend!!

    • February 10, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Oh glad to hear it, an oily face can definitely be your friend. When we are younger we hate it but as we grow older we start to appreciate it

  33. M. williams
    February 9, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I keep blotting material close by to help with my oily skin. I also use oil free and matte texture makeup products that way it’ll absorb some of the oiliness. I don’t exfoliate often but I make sure to use add a weekly face mask to my skin care regime.

    • February 10, 2017 / 7:58 am

      I hardly use blotting material but I know it helps with the oilyness. I too rarely exfoliate my face

  34. Mary Anne
    February 9, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Great tips, My skin is kind of mixed so this is good to know

    • February 10, 2017 / 7:57 am

      You’re welcome

  35. Jen
    February 9, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    I’m the opposite to oily. I get dry patches. Hope that doesn’t mean I’m prone to wrinkles. Oh no!

    • February 10, 2017 / 7:57 am

      Hahaha, well it just means you have to do a little more work than oily skinned people lol

  36. February 9, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    I don’t have oily skin, but it can get dry. I have to be sure to moisturize often, otherwise I get dry patches.

    • February 10, 2017 / 7:57 am

      ouch! dry patches sound painful to me, even though I have oily skin (more combination actually) I always moisturise

  37. February 9, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    I have comination skin, sometimes in super oily sometimes dry as heck. I like to use pure jojoba oil, it’s great not only for your face but also body!

    • February 10, 2017 / 7:56 am

      Yes jojoba is great, I mostly use it for my body than face

  38. Candy Kage
    February 9, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Didn’t know that was the word for oily skin. Have learned some good information and yes less wrinkles would be nice.

    • February 10, 2017 / 7:55 am

      I didn’t either until I started to search on the science of oily skin

  39. valmg
    February 9, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    I’ve had oily skin forever. I do believe that it has helped keep the wrinkles down to a minimum.

    • February 10, 2017 / 7:55 am

      As much as it’s a bane to our existence it has its very wonderful uses

  40. Nichole Freeman
    February 9, 2017 / 11:18 am

    These are great tips. I have combination skin. So I have to be careful.. The wrong foundation will cause an oily results.

    • February 10, 2017 / 7:54 am

      Combination skin can be tricky to handle sometimes. I don’t normally wear makeup but when I do I try to use primers before applying anything on my face

  41. February 9, 2017 / 6:30 am

    ” Will have fewer wrinkles than others!” Ok I now have one reason to make me happy about my super oily face. Who does`nt want to have fewer wrinkles when they grow old?

    • February 10, 2017 / 7:53 am

      Hahaha I know right, who doesnt?

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