Oily skin is one of the four primary, traditional skin types and is caused by an overproduction of sebum (oil). It is predominantly genetic but can also be triggered by hormones and diet, or skin that is dehydrated - more on this later.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes the skin to become dry, inflamed, flaky and itchy. The most common form of eczema is atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. In severe cases, the skin can crack, weep and even bleed. Whilst the exact cause of eczema is unknown, evidence has shown that there is an issue with your skin barrier function.
Did you know that combination skin is the most common skin type?
As the name suggests, combination skin means you experience a mixture of skin types. Typically, this is seen as balanced skin (‘balanced’ being a far more accurate alternative to the widely used term ‘normal skin’ - because what is that exactly?) with oily areas - usually the t-zone - or balanced skin with dry patches.