Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands and according to its quantity you can establish what type of face skin you have. There are persons that have oily face skin because the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum; this skin type is sensitive and with predisposition for acne, especially teenagers.
Generally, the most common face skin type is the combination one with a lot of sebum around the T-zone (nose and forehead). This means that the sebaceous glands produce more sebum than it would normally be necessary. There is no cosmetic product that can stop sebum production, this production can be regulated by the hormone level. However there are natural products that can absorb excessive sebum. In order to have a shinny face skin without being necessary to dry it we have to carefully choose the products that we apply on our face in order to remove sebum.
A well-known ingredient used by many persons that is very efficient in sebum level regulation is the clay.
Clay powder is a very cheap product, that can be found in different shops or supermarkets and its results are amazing. It is recommended to mix the powder with some water until you get a homogenous mask (like a paste). Apply it every morning on clean face. Let it stay for 10 minutes and remove with lukewarm water. After this procedure you can apply your makeup. Repeat this treatment 10 days a month.
Clay powder is natural and it is not harmful. It doesn’t remove the entire quantity of sebum, but it regulates it at face level. It won’t dry your skin and it will have only benefits. From now on you can also have a matte hydrated skin.