To tackle imbalances effectively and to enjoy a healthy and radiant complexion, opt for a special beauty routine for oily skin.
Understanding oily skin and hyperseborrhea
A certain amount of sebum is necessary for healthy skin. Together with sweat, it contributes to the hydrolipidic film which protects the skin from external damage. It helps to waterproof the skin and keeps it hydrated and soft.
Oily skin is characterised by an excess of sebum produced by the sebaceous glands. This excess sebum gives the face its distinctive shiny appearance and causes blackheads and comedones to appear.
Excessive sebum production, called hyperseborrhea, is caused by a hormonal imbalance. The sebaceous glands are stimulated by the preponderance of male hormones, androgens, which encourage the glands to produce more sebum.
An imbalance between androgens and oestrogens, the female hormones, causes acne during puberty. It often continues into adulthood in women, particularly at certain points of the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy and menopause.
Hyperseborrhoea can be affected by your lifestyle and environmental factors. The sebaceous glands reinforce the skin’s protective shield to better defend itself against external damage:
- To combat pollution;
- To moisturise the skin in hot weather;
- To protect the skin when using harsh or unsuitable chemical beauty products, etc.
Did you know?
Stress, strong emotions and alcohol increase the temperature of the body and encourage excessive sebum production.
Take care of your skin with a special beauty routine for oily skin
Oily skin is delicate. Consequently, you need to use high-quality and gentle products to take care of it.
Avoid soaps which strip the skin and repeated scrubbing. This will dry the skin out, leaving it more sensitive.
STEP 1: Double cleanse your face
Start by removing make-up, ideally with an oil to easily remove make-up and pollution. Contrary to what you might think, cleansing oils are suitable for oily skin.
Plant oils are particularly effective when it comes to tackling excess sebum. Very similar to sebum, organic sunflower oil is non-comedogenic and has healing properties. Organic jojoba oil protects, soothes inflammation and regulates sebum production and the skin’s microbiota.
Then cleanse your skin with a mild product or an emollient soap. Use smooth, light and circular movements. There’s no need to rub hard: be gentle.
STEP 2: Apply a toner and a serum which are suitable for your skin type.
Apply a purifying toner to cleansed skin to rebalance sebum production and refine the skin’s texture. An astringent hydrosol like Organic Sweet Mint Floral Water helps to purify the skin and tighten the pores. Then use a targeted serum to prevent and correct blemishes.
STEP 3: Moisturise with a light, mattifying cream
To avoid clogging the pores, choose a light and non-comedogenic moisturiser, preferably with mattifying properties to regulate sebum production.
- Scrubs and masks: targeted products to be used sparingly: Take your special beauty routine for oily skin one step further by using a gentle scrub once a week, followed by a moisturising or anti-blemish mask with purifying and cleansing properties.
Effectively tackle imperfections with targeted active ingredients
Plant-derived charcoal is extraordinarily absorbent. With its detoxifying properties, it’s ideal for purifying the skin, eliminating imperfections and tightening enlarged pores. Its antioxidant properties also help to combat the signs of ageing.
Green clay regulates sebum secretion. Its purifying, absorbing, healing and nourishing properties make it an excellent choice choice when it comes to treating the problems caused by oily skin.
Zinc is a trace element with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It combats moderate acne, working to heal and rebalance the skin to limit excess sebum.
Organic burdock root detoxifies the skin, moisturises and regulates shine with its sebum-regulating, purifying and moisturising properties.
Plant-derived gluconolactone unclogs and tightens the pores and refines the skin’s texture with its exfoliating properties to leave you with clear skin and an even complexion.
PATYKA’s special beauty routine for oily skin for balanced, purified skin
Made with three cold-pressed plant oils (organic sunflower oil, organic jojoba oil and organic apricot kernel oil), the Melting Cleansing Oil is ideal for the first step when double cleansing. Its 100% natural formula effectively removes even waterproof make-up. Packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids, it cleanses and nourishes the skin for a fresh and radiant complexion.
The Purifying Cleansing Gel tackles blemishes while being gentle on the skin. Its mild, soap-free and sulphate-free formula has been designed to unclog the pores. Combining detoxifying plant-derived charcoal, antibacterial zinc-rich algae and sebum-regulating organic burdock root, it leaves the skin looking visibly cleansed.
Complete your anti-blemish routine:
- The Anti-Blemish Toner strengthens the skin’s microbial flora, gently purifies and refines the skin’s texture.
- The Anti-Blemish Serum prevents and corrects spots, blackheads and enlarged pores while reducing acne marks.
- The Matte Perfecting Fluid regulates excess sebum and provides intense moisturisation.
The Detox Charcoal Mask combines plant-derived charcoal with green clay and zinc in a unique formula to absorb excess sebum and clarify the complexion. With its regenerating properties, it unclogs the pores and reduces the appearance of marks. It leaves your skin looking clean, smooth and radiant.