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Why do we have oily skin?

You pamper your skin every day, but despite your efforts, it shines and makes your makeup run. Because we have all been there at one time or another, we wanted to explain to you why you shine and how you can relieve your oily skin and its excesses.

Oily skin? It's the hormones fault!

If you have oily skin, it means that it produces a lot of sebum. This “substance” is produced by the sebaceous glands. Since you were born, sebum has protected your skin from external aggressions, precisely because it is oily.
When we hit puberty, things get complicated for some of us. Our skin produces more sebum. This is the famous “glowing” effect. This effect is due to the obstruction of our pores by this excessive sebum production. Our pretty skin no longer breathes, leaving room for imperfections of all kinds: blackheads, acne, pimples, and sometimes all three at the same time. Acne can continue into adulthood.

Other reasons for oily skin

If you suffer from excess oil, chances are your parents also suffered from acne. Ask them if they spent their free time looking for effective products!
•The environment and lifestyle
Pollution, stress, an unbalanced diet, tobacco and alcohol affect the balance of your skin. They could explain this invasive production of sebum. Choosing creams or treatments to combat overproduction of sebum will therefore only be effective if you pay attention to your environment and your lifestyle.
The cause of oily skin can also be found in... the weather! In fact, when the temperature rises by one degree, your sebaceous glands increase sebum production by 10!

What to do to have less oily skin?

Fight oily skin by cleansing your skin

Are you tired of having a shiny face? In addition, this shine always develops on the most visible area of ​​your face, namely the area that consists of the forehead, nose and chin.
Fortunately, simple treatments can help you reduce sebum production. And this whatever your skin type.
The first skin care thing to do is to clean your face regularly with appropriate treatments. As we have seen, the causes of oily skin are, among other things, pollution. Cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser removes impurities and excess oil from the skin. It can also have a positive effect on acne.

Oily skin needs care

If your skin is prone to acne, it is essential to choose skincare products adapted to your skin type. Oily skin needs non-comedogenic and non-greasy care. This will prevent it from clogging your pores. Then apply your moisturizer. You will choose it light to prevent your skin care from also making your skin shine.

I have shiny skin and a dull complexion, is this normal?

This trend is explained by a problem with light reflection. Excess sebum “covers” your skin, so it no longer reflects light in the same way as skin that does not have this “concern” of sebum and active sebaceous glands.
Oily skin on a face only reflects light on the forehead, nose and chin area (normal, since it shines, it is this which attracts the light). And since sebum on oily skin makes the skin texture uneven, the skin appears dull and lacks radiance. This problem affects both combination and oily skin.

Oily skin problems: soon a thing of the past thanks to Lightinderm

If you are looking for a routine for oily skin that respects your skin, you have just found it. The Purity program is an innovative treatment that rebalances the overproduction of sebum and fights against imperfections (pimples, blackheads, enlarged pores, etc.).
The combination of a serum capsule, light and tissue massage allows you to regain healthy skin more quickly than with traditional products. Your skin purifies a little more every day and, a little extra that can be useful: your wrinkles are smoothed.
Getting rid of imperfections on your skin, regulating the functioning of your sebaceous glands and taming acne-prone skin will take you 3 minutes a day . Thanks to these 180 seconds of break in your day, you take care of your oily skin without making any effort!
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