Your Skin - Mother and daughter

Your skin is usually pretty good in the morning, but the later the day gets, the more it shines. That’s classic oily skin. You may also have dilated, clearly visible pores, and a permanently dull complexion that always looks like you’re perspiring – without forgetting the risk of blemishes. A total nightmare! The ‘T’ zone is most often concerned: forehead, nose, chin. But sometimes the entire face suffers, and even the scalp. What causes oily skin and acne?

Your Skin - Teen Mirror Acne

Skin is a fragile ecosystem whose balance can be upset by different environmental factors. During adolescence, your hormones jump into action and push around your sebaceous glands. These start to secrete too much sebum that is also poor in quality. This is called hyperseborrhea (meaning too much sebum) and dysseborrhea (irritating and poor quality sebum). A vicious circle forms. Too much thick sebum creates completely unbalanced skin, where bacteria are only too happy. As they arrive, pimples multiply. This is why people with oily skin also tend to have blemishes.

Food

Diet and oily skin

Watch out with junk food, sweet foods (sweets, cookies and cakes, soft drinks…) and dairy products. They can all stimulate more sebum. It’s better to go for an acne diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fish, poulty, soya and certain grains, which are a good source of vitamin B6, and useful in regulating sebum.

Pollution

Pollution and sebum

Pollution may also play a role in sebum’s composition and therefore on skin’s microbiome by creating an imbalance between good and bad bacteria that live on the skin’s surface. A simple cleansing with Sébium H2O eliminates 93% of all microparticles coming from pollution*.

*Dermscan study on 33 subjects, 2015

Seasons

Sun and acne skin problems

Staying out in the sun tends to dry oily skin out, but it doesn’t last! Sebum secretion continues, sometimes at higher rates thanks to the heat. The skin also grows thicker and prevents sebum from evacuating properly – which is why you often see pimples sprout after the holidays. Some dermatologists recommend good sun protection all year long to reduce blemishes on oily skin. Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30 is a specific sun care formulated for oily, combination & acne-prone skin. It provides optimal protection against the harmful effects of UV rays and prevents rebound effect. It also works on restoring the quality of sebum, prevents the skin from thickening and recudes the appearance of blemishes. 

Do

Sports and oily skin
 

Perspiration mixed with sebum is never a pretty sight. But a quick cleansing with Sebium H2O micellar water or Sebium Foaming Gel after a workout washes it all away. Perspiration makes it possible to naturally eliminate impurities through the skin. All activities that work up a sweat boost the skin’s natural cleansing through the pores and activate microcirculation.

Stress

Stress and oily to acne-prone skin

We know today that stress also affects sebum secretion, which can get carried away. So breathe, stay calm and centred. It’s good for your skin! You choose what you can do to relax: yoga, breathing, meditation, sophrology, sports… And a minimum eight hours of sleep every night for a bright complexion and healthy skin!

3 key points to remember:

  • You can have oily skin without having pimples. Your skin may simply be shiny and have dilated pores and blackheads…
  • You can also have spots without having oily skin all over your face. You may have combination skin, with areas that are oily and others that are dry.
  • By adopting good hygiene and care habits for oily skin, your risk of blemishes almost dries up!

  • BIODERMA product photo, Sebium H2O 500ml, micellar water for acne prone skin
  • Non-rinse daily cleanser

    Combination to oily skin

    Micellar technology

    Sébium H2O

    The dermatological micellar water that cleanses, removes make-up & purifies the skin without drying it.

    For whom ?

    Adults, Adolescents

  • BIODERMA product photo, Sebium Gel moussant F500ml, shower foaming gel for oily skin
  • Rinse-off daily cleanser

    Combination to oily skin

    D.A.F. patent

    Sébium Gel moussant

    The purifying gentle cleanser that removes impurities & controls shine.

    For whom ?

    Adults, Adolescents

  • BIODERMA product photo, Sebium Pore refiner 30ml, for acne prone skin
  • Daily care

    Combination to oily skin Blemished skin

    Fluidactiv™ patent

    Sébium Pore refiner

    The dermatological corrector for persistent enlarged pores.

    For whom ?

    Adults, Adolescents

  • BIODERMA product photo, Sebium Global 30ml, skincare for acne prone skin
  • Daily care

    Acne-prone skin Blemished skin

    Seborestore technology

    Sébium Global

    The care which eliminates spots and prevents their recurrence.

    For whom ?

    Adults, Adolescents

  • BIODERMA product photo, Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30 40ml, sun care for sensitive skin
  • Specific protection

    Combination to oily skin Acne-prone skin

    Cellular bioprotection patent

    Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30

    High protection anti-blemish efficacy.

    For whom ?

    Adults, Adolescents