Oily prone skin Expert Advice

Oily skin occurs when sebaceous glands in the skin produce more oil than the skin needs. Oily skin is common in teenagers and skin generally becomes dryer as we get older, although this is not always the case. Hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, diet and ethnic origin are all contributory factors to oily skin. On a positive note, oily skin ages more slowly than other skin types.

Oily Skin feels thick and coarse and has a shiny, dull appearance. Pores are often defined and enlarged, more open than other skin types. Excess oil lies on the skin and creates a greasy shine. Oily skin is prone to blemishes such as whiteheads and blackheads.



Heredity – oily skin can be passed down through the generations.


Diet – eating an unhealthy diet which does not contain essential nutrients.

Hormone levels

Hormone levels  – an increase in hormone production can increase sebum (oil) production. Hormone imbalance can be triggered by puberty, pregnancy, stress and birth control pills.


Cosmetics  – certain cosmetics may block pores which results in excess oil resting on the face.

Humidity and hot weather

Humidity and hot weather  – can make skin oily as well as red and inflamed.

My Body Temple’s range of 100% natural products is designed scientifically to treat oily skin. We have the best natural moisturisers and body creams for oily skin, as well as natural herb enriched cleansers, toners and exfoliators which target overactive oil glands. If used on a daily basis, My Body Temple’s products can rebalance the pH of the skin, removes excess oil, hydrate, soothe and freshen the complexion. All our products are rich in antioxidants and deeply nutritious ingredients which do not block pores or dehydrate the skin.


Face Wash - Oatmeal and Peppermint Face Wash

Toner - Rose Floral Water Spritz

Serum - Anti-ageing and Repair Serum

Moisturiser - Palmarosa and Rosehip Cream

Mask - Green Tea Face Mask (use three times a week)