How to care of combination to oily skin?
Before turning to a skincare product that could meet one of your skin conditions or beauty concerns, learn to determine your skin type.
What is a skin type?
Skin type and skin condition are two different things that will help you to choose your skincare better, the products that will best meet your beauty concerns.
Every woman's skin type is directly linked to her genetic heritage and does not change over time. We can distinguish four different skin types: oily skin, combination skin (may be combined as a skin type known as "combination to oily skin"), normal skin, and dry skin.
However, with age the sebaceous glands work less and cause all skin types to have a tendency towards dry skin.
A skin condition is directly linked to internal or external factors: hormones, stress, smoking, pollution, diet, etc. While a change in your skin type is highly unlikely, the condition of your skin may change according to your environment, age and lifestyle and make you want to adapt your beauty routine depending on the condition identified: lack of moisture, a dull complexion, loss of firmness, etc.
How do you recognise combination to oily skin?
Oily skin is skin that produces too much sebum, the sebaceous glands are overly active: we then speak of hyperseborrhoea. Sebum production is excessive in the hair follicle and we observe an imbalance between water and lipids in the hydrolipid film.
We recognise oily skin because it is characterised by shine, enlarged pores, blackheads, whiteheads or occasional red spots and a dull complexion all over the face. When the signs of oily skin are for the most part located along the centre of the face, known as the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), we then speak of oil-prone combination skin.
You may sometimes have a few doubts when finding your skin type. In order to be 100% sure of your skin type, there is nothing better than a beauty consultation with a professional in a beauty salon or spa. Looked after by skincare that suits it, your skin will visibly thank you for it.
The signs of combination to oily skin:
- Enlarged pores
- Shiny all over or in the T-zone (we then speak of combination skin)
- Blackheads, whiteheads
- Occasional red spots
Can you moisturise combination to oily skin?
Skin type (dry skin, combination skin, oily skin, normal skin) and skin condition (dehydrated skin, a dull complexion, etc.) are two very different things. Combination to oily skin may therefore be dehydrated and lacking in water. Don't forget to moisturise it with lightweight, fluid textures when needed.
How should you care for combination to oily skin?
A good diagnosis and a real understanding of your skin will help you to choose the PAYOT skincare suitable for your skin type, products that will improve its condition and reveal all its beauty.
Cleansing, a key step for beautiful skin
On a daily basis, remove make-up, cleanse and rid your skin of all traces of make-up and impurities linked to pollution that have accumulated during the day. Choose water-based textures (make-up removing and cleansing gel, micellar water) formulated using active ingredients specially designed for combination to oily skin.
Moisturise your combination to oily skin with lightweight textures
As soon as you wake up, protect your skin from external aggressors and moisturise it with a light-textured mattifying or purifying day cream, enriched in active ingredients that act on excess sebum and occasional blemishes such as spots or recurring blackheads.
Exfoliators for combination to oily skin
Forget overly irritant (large-grained scrubs) or abrasive (soap- or alcohol-based) products that risk causing a rebound effect: the skin defends itself, becomes imbalanced and produces more sebum.
Instead choose exfoliators enriched in AHAs (fruit acid exfoliation) or an enzyme-based exfoliator applied to specific areas or every so often. If your skin has inflamed or painful spots, choose to take care of your skin without irritating it with a grain-free exfoliator such as Gelée Gommante Douceur.
To complete your skincare routine specially for combination to oily skin and take in-depth action, apply Elixir Pureté serum or Expert Points Noirs skincare before your usual skincare products.
Focus: Don't go overboard in eliminating sebum!
Sebum acts as a protective filter for your skin; it is therefore indispensable. Don't try to get rid of it at all costs!