Some Sphynx cats have clean-ish dry skin, some have oily easily dirtied skin. I have been editing bonus information that will be added to the Sphynx cat book that will be released shortly. To make things look really “bad” so they stand out in the picture, I let Sphynx Cat Sonya get really dirty.
To demonstrate how dirty, here is a picture of Sonya’s favourite warm spot when one of the computers is on. Yep, that is just his oil over a 3 week period, talk about grubby!
Like humans, oily skin and dry skin have their different pros and cons. Oily skin means it doesn’t flake or get itchy as dry skin. Sonya doesn’t leave such large oil spots around the place (though she does make some!).
Because Sonya does have such dry skin and gets so very itchy I use a particular type of wash for her so that she doesn’t scratch herself to a bloody mess. She doesn’t do well with any detergent or soap based product. The picture shows what we use on her if you are curious, and of course the book goes into the skin thing in greater detail.