Studies show that oily skin tends to age better than dry skin. It usually has less wrinkles per square inch than dry skin of the same age. Also, the problems associated with dry skin are often more difficult to deal with than with an oily skin type. Oily skin rarely looks chalky. It usually looks healthy and vibrant. Foundation tends to look better after a few hours on oily skin. Foundation often has a 'pancake' look or disappears on dry skin after a few hours.