If your skin appears shiny both upon waking and at the end of the day, it is highly likely that it falls into the category of oily skin. In addition to an excess of sebum, it may also be prone to blemishes such as blackheads and comedones. Fortunately, solutions exist. Here are some.
Which cream(s) should be used for oily skin?
- How to recognise oily skin?
- Which cream to treat oily skin?
- The benefits of ingredients in cream for oily skin
- Purifying face cream: the contraindications
How to recognise oily skin?
A skin is described as oily when it exhibits a shiny and glossy appearance at almost any time of the day. Beyond the general shine, some skins may only be oily in the T-zone of the face, between the forehead, nose and chin. This type also results in an irregular skin texture and enlarged pores that are sometimes blocked by excess sebum. Consequently, these "plugs" cause comedones, microcysts, pimples and blackheads.
It's important to know that sebum contributes to the protection of the skin against external aggressions and dryness by forming the hydrolipidic film. The oily skin is caused by the hypersecretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands: either the sebum is fluid and the skin is oily to the touch with few comedones, or the sebum is thick and the development of blackheads, microcysts or pustules is favoured.
Which cream to treat oily skin?
To harmonise oily skin and halt the emergence of blemishes, the use of a cream specifically formulated for this skin type is essential. Ideally, opt for a treatment with moisturising properties to boost the complexion's radiance and maintain the skin's suppleness, sebum-regulating properties to control sebum production and prevent blemishes, and matifying properties to eliminate shine.
Designed for regular use, the purifying face cream tightens pores, combats acne and blackheads, and purifies the skin. Thanks to the various active ingredients it contains, this treatment regulates sebum secretion. The cream for oily skin is applied once a day to clean, dry skin. To ensure its effectiveness, it is essential to massage it deeply into the skin using circular movements.
The benefits of ingredients in cream for oily skin.
The purifying face cream is composed of two active ingredients that work deeply on the skin: these are zinc PCA 4% and bamboo extract.
Zinc is distinguished by its antioxidant virtues and its ability to accelerate the healing of damaged cells. This trace element also plays a role in reducing the inflammatory effects of skin eruptions. When combined with L-PCA acid, zinc PCA regulates sebum production, prevents the bacterial proliferation responsible for the appearance of blemishes, and stimulates collagen production. In addition to its purifying and antibacterial virtues, zinc PCA also has other beneficial properties for the skin. It notably helps to reduce redness. It also has a hydrating effect and contributes to maintaining the skin's hydrolipidic film.
Bamboo extract contains silica, an agent that exfoliates dead cells. This active ingredient tones, firms and maintains the skin's hydration. It also absorbs excess sebum.
Purifying face cream: the contraindications.
There are no known contraindications for the use of zinc and bamboo extract on the skin. However, the purifying face cream contains active ingredients and a rather dynamic essential oil. As a result, this treatment is not recommended for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women. Its application on young children is also not advised.