Oily skin


Learning to take care of oily skin is very important to avoid blackheads, pimples and other acne symptoms:

- Use cleansers that are gentle, such as water-based cleansers.

- Hydrate the face with a moisturizing cream, essence or lotion and with sebum-regulating active ingredients.

- Choose a water-based, non-comedogenic makeup.

- Always remove makeup at the end of the day.


Oily skin or seborrhea is an excess of sebum that usually appears in the form of shiny areas on the central areas of the face, especially on the forehead and nose. The skin pores dilate and the skin is thicker. In the most severe cases, a layer of fat can be felt when touching the skin. Seborrhea can also occur on the scalp, making your hair oily and sticky.

Sebum's job is to keep the skin from drying out. Paradoxically, oily skin is often scaly on the surface, thus causing seborrheic dermatitis in the center of the face or on the scalp.


Can oily skin give rise to symptoms like acne?

Oily skin is common on the face and scalp. It originates when the sebaceous glands of the skin work excessively and produce too much sebum. The good news is that people with this type of skin tend to have fewer wrinkles as they age. The bad news is that it creates a perfect context for blackheads, pimples and other acne symptoms to appear.

Hormonal changes can stimulate excess sebum production. Stress or illness can cause hormonal imbalance resulting in oily skin and acne.

Hot, humid weather can stimulate sebum production, which is why skin tends to be oilier in the summer months.

Many people are simply born with a tendency to produce more sebum. The downside of oily skin. The advantage is that your skin is thicker and less prone to wrinkles.

The more you exfoliate and remove your skin's natural sebum, the more sebum you produce to try and restore a balance.


Clean your face day and night. Excess oil tends to trap dirt and bacteria in your pores, so cleansing your skin and removing makeup at the end of the day is very important. Sebum also increases when you sleep, so it's important to cleanse your face in the morning.

Be careful with your skin

When we have oily skin, we are tempted to give it a good soapy scrub. But, the more energy you put into removing oil, the more sebum your skin will produce to replace it. Therefore, it is important to use products formulated for your skin type and avoid using irritating or abrasive ingredients. Look for gentle cleansers that do not contain oils or alcohol for an effective anti-acne routine.

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