A variety of factors can contribute to having a particular skin type, yet most of the time it’s our genetics that define it - and combination skin type is not an exception. However, our skincare and lifestyle choices, such as sleep, diet or smoking, can really affect our skin condition and make it more severe, if left unattended.
The oilier t-zone is caused by the active sebaceous glands, the glands that connect each pore on the face. These are responsible for moisturising and protecting your skin by producing the skin’s natural oils, also known as sebum. Sometimes these glands are more active and produce more sebum than is needed, leading to shiny skin and, eventually, blackheads or breakouts.