Discover the origins of oily skin and which ingredients are right for you.

What causes oily skin?

What is oily skin? 

 

Oily skin is a skin type characterized by excess sebum production, also known as "seborrhea". At the end of the day, does your skin feel shiny and heavy? Is your first desire to cleanse your face in the evening?

If you recognize yourself, you may have oily skin. So how can you be sure? It's vital to recognize the signs of oily skin, understand its causes and apply the right type of Appointment beauty product. 

 

How do you recognize oily skin?

 

Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands found mainly on the T-zone of the face (forehead, nose and chin) and underarms. The skin secretes this oily substance to create the hydrolipidic barrier: this film of oil slows down dehydration by reducing the phenomenon of transepidermal water loss and protects the skin from external aggressions.

  

Symptoms of oily skin mainly appear on the face and body, or even on the scalp. The major signs are :
- enlarged pores in the T-zone
- shiny skin in the morning or at the end of the day
- fairly pale, thick skin

 

Oily skin is often prone to imperfections, such as blackheads - open comedones - or more classic acne with small pimples, whiteheads, redheads, cysts... But don't worry! Oily skin is not necessarily synonymous with acne, and vice versa.

 

L'mask acnedoesn't mean you have oily skin either. With the COVID, wearing this airtight accessory results in stagnant humidity and heat. These conditions are conducive to the proliferation of the bad bacteria responsible for acne, hence the birth of maskne. The choice of mask, facial cleanser or skincare products to apply is where you can make the difference for your skin.

 

What factors contribute to oily skin?

 

There are several possible causes of abnormal sebaceous gland function:
- Hypersensitivity of the sebaceous glands to hormones, hence hormonal acne.
- Over-frequent or inappropriate skin cleansing. This causes the hydrolipidic barrier to dry out. The skin then produces more sebum to compensate, making the problem worse.
- Hot air also encourages the overproduction of sebum, which explains why pores are often dilated in summer. 

 

Active ingredients for treating oily skin 

 

The effectiveness of Appointment for oily skin is essentially based on the presence of certain active ingredients, including :
- The niacinamide is one of three forms of vitamin B3, a sebum regulator. In addition to regulating sebum production, it has antibacterial properties. It evens skin tone and refines pores by reducing sebum production.
- Exfoliating acids AHA, BHA and PHA. They also remove impurities and dead skin cells.
- Antibacterial ingredients such as tea tree oil, geranium or rose water... Also known as tea tree oil, tea tree oil is renowned for its benefits on oily, blemish-prone skin. 

 

The best skincare products to combat the overproduction of sebum in oily skin


We now know that double cleansing is the best possible cleansing technique for healthy skin. In this way, the skin is thoroughly cleansed of impurities without drying out the skin's natural oils. This double cleansing consists of two phases, the oily phase and the aqueous phase:
- First, an oil is applied to dissolve excess sebum and other greasy substances, while nourishing the skin.
- An "aqueous" cleansing gel is then used to ensure perfect cleansing. 

 

Among our cosmetic products, the universal moisturizing mist is designed to moisturize and tone the skin without adding emollients. Its aloe vera-based composition moisturizes and soothes the skin. Rose water acts as an antibacterial agent.


The Appointment anti-imperfections trio has been formulated to help oily skin on a daily basis and reduce excess sebum. It consists of a purifying lotion, an imperfections serum and an SOS Spot :

- The purifying lotion contains aloe, niacinamide and cucumber to moisturize, regulate sebum and soothe the skin. The aim is to prevent skin imperfections by regularly purifying the skin.

- The imperfections serum contains niacinamide, lactic acid and bakuchiol to reduce seborrhea, gently exfoliate dead skin with an AHA and accelerate cell renewal.

- Lhe SOS Spot includes geranium and tea tree to soothe and prevent pimple infection.

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