Oily skin is classified by the over production of sebum (oil). It has distinctly larger follicles, or pores, than other skin types and these are visible over the entire face. Due to the over production of oil the skin is usually shiny, also the skin is prone to blackheads and spots. Or the skin may suffer with clogged, open pores, or breakouts. Oily skin can be hereditary. Hormone levels directly affect skin and your oily skin could be due to a hormonal imbalance such as adolescence or pregnancy, and stress also humidity and hot weather. Cosmetics can contain pore-blocking ingredients that cause spots. It is very important to still cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise your skin. Try a clay based mask up to three times a week buy having a daily skin care regime you will help to rebalance your skin, ensure you use products specially for oily and spot prone skin. The good news, is that oily skin ages much slower then normal skin!