Oily skin is caused by excess sebum. Sebum is secreted by the sebaceous glands to create a lipidic film that protects your skin but, when too much is produced, your skin gets shiny, and blocked pores can lead to imperfections. Discover our suggested skincare routine for oily skin.
OILY SKIN: WHICH SKINCARE PRODUCTS SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
How to know if you have oily skin
Oily skin is generally quite shiny, caused by excess sebum production. Sebum is secreted by the sebaceous glands, and contributes to your skin’s natural protection. However, in large quantities, it can create a breeding ground for blackheads and spots, leaving your skin looking dry and thickened, your skin tone uneven and your pores visible and dilated. If this sounds like your skin, you probably have oily skin, but don’t worry! A targeted skincare routine can help you rebalance your skin to get it back to full health.
How to look after oily skin
Cleanse your skin daily
Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser that respects your skin’s natural balance (without alcohol or perfume). Otherwise, your skin will start to react by producing more sebum. Try our rebalancing cleansing bar with nettle, which is artisanally produced in France and 100% natural. It’s cold-saponified, and made with eucalyptus essential oil and nettle powder. You could also try our purifying cleansing gel, which is packed with purifying ingredients like zinc PCA to deeply cleanse your skin, regulate sebum production and reduce the appearance of imperfections. Next, apply our peppermint hydrolate to rebalance your skin’s pH. Please note, for oily skin it is only recommended to use a cleansing gel in the evening so as not to stimulate sebum production. In the morning, just use a hydrolate to purify your skin.
Use targeted products
Start by applying our mattifying serum, which contains a high concentration of azelaic acid. It helps to regulate sebum production to mattify your skin. Contrary to popular belief, don’t neglect daily hydration. Try our purifying moisturiser, which is enriched with sebum-regulating and antibacterial ingredients like zinc PCA, to purify your skin and tackle skin imperfections.
Exfoliate your skin daily
Our exfoliating serum with glycolic acid helps to get rid of excess sebum to leave your complexion smooth and even. Use it in the evening only, and do not rinse it off! At first you may experience mild redness, as your skin gets used to this ingredient, but this will stop after a few uses. However, it is not advised for those with sensitive skin.