Shiny skin



What do you notice ?

Shiny skin can impair your your daily life. The unmistakable signs A dull complexion, thick skin texture, enlarged pores visible to the naked eye, and greasiness left on the fingers when they come into contact with the face are all indications. Often, this shiny appearance reappears during the morning despite cleansing your skin daily. Your skin is oily. If this shine is located in the T-zone: forehead, nose and chin, it is combination to oil-prone.

Did you know ?

Shine in the spotlight

Oily skin is the result of particularly active sebaceous glands. They go overboard! This overproduction of sebum (hyperseborrhoea) can increase the problem of blemishes.

All the same, oily skin also has some advantages. As its hydrolipid film is heightened, its barrier role against external aggressors is particularly effective. The skin is therefore better protected, wrinkles are less marked and its ages more slowly.

What you should do

Cleanse your oily skin morning and evening with a gentle, non-detergent and non-comedogenic product (gel, micellar water, lotion).

Treat yourself to a micrograin or enzyme exfoliation and a mask once a week to brighten your complexion.

Use a mattifying base before applying make-up to prevent your foundation from changing colour.

What you should avoid


  • Overdrying processes which can over strip the skin of natural oils.
  • Overly oily creams, overly rich textures and mineral oils and instead choose mattifying moisturisers and products based on plant oils.
  • Scrubs with sharp grains that will irritate the skin and provoke a self-defence reaction, accelerating sebum production.
  • The sun, which can dry out the skin and lead to the appearance of premature skin ageing.

Questions & Answers

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"I have oily/combination skin, in which order should I apply my skincare products? "


You should follow a normal skincare routine and just ensure your products are suitable for your skintype. It is essential to cleanse, tone and moisturise. If using an exfoliator, this should be done 1-3 times a week and used after cleansing and before toning.
Corinne, MyDermaCenter 31 years


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