Shiny skin can impair your daily life. Understand your skin condition and how to treat it.
Blemishes: spots and blackheads
What do you notice ?
Your little blemishes may cause a great deal of bother: thick looking skin, a dull complexion, enlarged pores*, shine** and oiliness in the T-zone or all over the face. And they can take the form of blackheads, visible and painful imperfections... But, all the same, be careful not to 'overreact'! The idea is to choose targeted skincare to prevent the situation from getting worse! A good understanding of how your skin works and treating it extremely kindly are the keys to improving its condition.
Did you know ?
Spots and blackheads: when everything accelerates
Several factors responsible for these blemishes can trigger or accelerate the overproduction of sebum and resulting microbial proliferation. These include smoking, stress, tiredness and hormonal changes (puberty, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy). The sebaceous glands get carried away and produce too much sebum (oily substance). The sebum can blick hair follicles. When dead skin cells mix with the sebum, imperfections can appear. If the blocage oxidises, a blackhead is formed. Bacteria can multiply in an around the blocked follicle leading to spots.
What you should do
What you should avoid
- Touch your face as little as possible with your hands, which carry bacteria found on mobile phones, touch screens, steering wheels, etc.
- Do not squeeze your spots! Instead use targeted products to isolate them, minimising the chance of having a mark.
- Alcohol-based products that will activate the overproduction of sebum as a defence mechanism.
Overly oily creams and overly rich textures that prevent the skin from breathing and block pores even more.
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