How to take care of my oily skin?


Oily skin is caused by hormonal changes and genetic factors that cause variations throughout life. When hormone levels fluctuate, your body produces more androgens, a hormone that stimulates sebum production. Sebum isn't your skin's enemy: it's an oily substance that helps it stay hydrated and soft. It's just a matter of adopting the right behaviors and care to regulate it.

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The main problem with oily skin

People with oily skin have glowing skin with enlarged and visible pores. Their excessive sebum production widens the size of these pores, and can cause blockages that turn into pimples and acne breakouts. Oily skin can also be prone to blackheads and whiteheads.

Oily Skin Gesture n°1: Cleanse your face without excess, and gently...

Avoid over-cleansing your face during the day, as it can cause irritation. Stick to cleansing twice daily with micellar water or a foaming cleanser. The goal is to remove sebum, impurities, and makeup without stripping moisture from your skin. Try Diadermine's Soothing Cleansing Foam from the Essentiel Bio range. Enriched with prebiotics, it respects and stimulates your skin's natural balance while gently cleansing and soothing it.

Oily Skin Gesture n°2: Use a moisturizer

For oily skin, moisturizing is essential to avoid making it oilier. Opt for an oil-free, lightweight moisturizer like Diadermine's PH7 Mattifying Day Care. This product hydrates and mattifies the skin, giving you a clear complexion. With vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, and witch hazel extract, it tightens pores and purifies gently. Its sebum-regulating agents maintain skin health and hydration.

Our application tip: every morning, on the face and neck perfectly cleansed, gently massaging your skin. Note that this treatment will also make you a perfect make-up base.

Oily Skin Gesture n°3: Adopt a good diet

Drinking enough water every day is one of the keys to fighting oily skin. The water cleanses and flushes all toxins from the body, making your skin look fresher and healthier. It is recommended to drink about 1.5 liters of water per day. In your daily diet, avoid excess fat and sugar, which are present in ready meals, aperitif cookies, sweets, sodas, alcohol, fatty meats (lamb, pork or beef), bread and white pasta.

Oily Skin Gesture n°4: Use suitable make-up products

Makeup for oily skin should not be thick or heavy, as this can lead to clogged pores. Always use makeup specifically designed for oily skin and remove makeup before exercising or going to bed. Clean your makeup brushes regularly to prevent bacteria from spreading to your skin...

Oily Skin Gesture n°5: Exfoliate regularly

In general, oily skin is much thicker than other skin types, making it prone to blemishes and spots. When dead skin and sebum mix, they form a paste-like substance that blocks pores and allows bacteria to grow. The best way to combat this is to exfoliate regularly, ideally two to three times a week.

Oily Skin Gesture n°6: Don't scratch your pimples

If you have oily skin, you are at risk of getting acne pimples. It can be very tempting to scratch them. Get used to not doing this, because with this wrong move, you risk spreading bacteria on your face that can make your acne worse.

Do you have any doubts about the nature of your skin?

Assess whether you have dry, oily, sensitive, normal or combination skin with our "7 steps to get to know your skin better".

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