If your skin is shiny, prone to blemishes and congestion, and generally feature larger pores - you most likely have OILY skin.
Oily skin types are characterised by skin shininess, proneness to blemishes and congestion of pores. Makeup can seem to slide off your skin soon after application. Oily skin has the benefit of not showing lines easily, but needs to be maintained to help prevent breakouts and to control shine.
If your skin type is oily, your skin loves to produce oil and sebum. Oily skin is a result of the overproduction of sebum (the "oil" that causes blackheads, congestion, blemishes). Unfortunately, your skin’s disposition to blemishes is usually hormonally inflicted or genetic, but it can also be a sign of imbalanced skin. It can be triggered by hormones, stress, diet and humidity.
Whilst we want to minimise this sebum production, steer clear from overdoing it with harsh cleansers or astringent exfoliants that will totally strip these oils completely. The body will then try to fix by producing even more sebum to compensate, leaving your skin with further clogged pores and excess oil, which could lead to acne.
Although having oily skin may give you woes right now, the excess oil production means you’ll stay youthful for longer because your natural oils protect skin barrier function. Your skin is less likely to produce fine lines and wrinkles early - yay!