The mysteries of your skin... A simple body envelope ? Or rather a protective multilayer of eccentric complexity? Oily skin ? Dry ? Mixed ? Normal ? You no longer know how to interpret your skin's signals ! We teach you to know her better to optimally meet her needs with appropriate care . Do you recognize yourself in the skin types described below? Do not hesitate to write it to us in comments and we will advise you on the perfect product.
I. NORMAL Skin, the jealous one.
Consider your skin to be normal when it is balanced . Namely neither too oily nor too dry . Do you find your nose , forehead or chin slightly shiny in the middle of the day? Don't worry, this in no way deviates from skin normality as long as it is not excessive.
The protective skin barrier , made up of a mixture of water and lipids , is intact: the skin is protected against external aggressions and against water loss . Sensitivity ? For others, it is ultra-resistant and copes with all skin problems : no imperfections in sight. A level of hydration that would make a bottle of water pale!
Properly irrigated by blood vessels which provide nutrients and oxygen , your skin enjoys full health. With a translucent and fresh appearance, it reveals a pink and uniform color , reflecting good blood circulation .
You can touch it: it is soft , smooth and velvety .
The joy of beautiful and radiant skin !
II. OILY Skin , sticky skin.
Bad luck for your skin , it suffers from the madness of the sebaceous glands which are excited in all directions and overproduce sebum . This phenomenon is called seborrhea .
The hydrolipid shield on the surface of your skin is experiencing an imbalance . Excess fats clog the pores , depriving them of breathing. The latter defending themselves, they expand to regain their breath and become visible . Result ? Your skin texture is irregular and thick. The terrain is conducive to the development of bacteria of all kinds leading to comedones such as papules (small pimples without visible white or black dots) and pustules (medium-sized pimples with a visible white or black dot in the center). Your skin is red , inflamed , you are prone to acne .
It may even appear swollen and thickened , so much so that the blood vessels may be imperceptible leading to a pale complexion . You shine brightly! But that's not a compliment! Your skin oozes sebum and the light is reflected better, you glow and this is not a sign of balanced skin!
You say to yourself: What the hell did I do to deserve this? Several factors explain an overproduction of sebum .
First, genetic inheritance. Thank you Mom, Thank you Dad. You can't do anything about heredity , but maybe other factors below make your case worse and are preventable?
Second, hormonal changes . Eh yes ! It's well known that at puberty, hormones tickle your sebaceous glands and it's a feast of fat and blackheads on your skin . Here too, apart from arming yourself with patience, not much to do...
Third, stress . He also loves to play with your little bags of sebum for maximum release. Meditation , yoga , anti-stress food supplements (Psst Life & Balance ), we try everything and relax.
Fourth, taking medicine. We advise you to discuss with your doctor if you are on medication and prone to oily skin . A therapeutic alternative may exist with less consequences on your skin well-being .
Fifth, comedogenic cosmetics . The solution remains to focus on natural beauty . Because cosmetics camouflage but attack your skin , which reacts by secreting sebum to defend itself, which doesn't help your case.
If you recognize your trusty envelope in this description, then you absolutely must avoid any treatment that strips the skin . You will not unclog the pores but fill them with sebum ! The opposite of what you want. Opt for a toner for cleansing and complete with a moisturizer that is light enough to be absorbed by the oiliest parts without clogging pores while still being able to maintain the skin 's hydration levels.
III. DRY Skin , starving of fat.
Your skin is “ dry ”. But what does this mean? Quite simply, it produces less sebum than normal skin .
This lipid deficiency harms the integrity of the protective film on the surface of the skin, which is partly made up of lipids from the sebaceous glands . The skin is therefore no longer properly separated from the external environment: it is subjected to attacks and is no longer able to retain the water contained in its deep layers which keeps it hydrated : it dries out .
The skin already loses water constantly via perspiration , this active loss of water, more commonly called sweat , which flows under the influence of heat , stress or physical activity . It also naturally evacuates water passively at the rate of 1/2 water per day . Add to these dehydration phenomena deficiencies in natural hydration factors and their water retention power (urea, amino acids, lactic acid). Add to this a hint of deficiency in epidermal lipids which provide the skin's barrier function (fatty acids, ceramides, cholesterol) and you have the perfect cocktail of dry skin !
And the problem doesn't get better with age , and even less so if you are a woman. Hard life!
But how serious is this dryness if you suffer from it? Listen to your skin.
It is rough , coarse , dull , weakly elastic with barely visible pores and tightness ? She is dry .
In addition to all the defects mentioned above, are you experiencing slight plaque flaking (loss of skin) and is it itchy ? She is very dry .
We are reaching a milestone: are you facing redness and cracking with a tendency to rhagades (inflamed linear wound) and the itching sensations are becoming more frequent? It is extremely dry.
Does the description match your case? We recommend a cheat meal for your skin! A nourishing cream rich in fatty emollients to regenerate the hydrolipidic film that protects your skin. So that it is protected from attacks and dehydration ! Before that, you can clean your face with an alcohol-free toner, a gentle cleansing gel or simply a spray of thermal or mineral water. The main thing is not to damage the protective barrier of your skin which already has difficulty producing sebum . Finally, we recommend a small weekly exfoliation to eliminate dead cells on the surface and promote cell renewal.
IV. The skin MIXED , the undecided.
On your face, 2 teams compete: Team Sticky and Team Starving for Fat. They fought a merciless battle which ended in a division of the territories. The T zone (forehead, nose, chin), known as the " Oily Zone ", must deal with enlarged pores and impurities every day and cannot help but shine until it dazzles the world. Your sebaceous glands do not respect fairness and are more generous in sebum with this part of your face. The cheeks , known as the “Dry Zone”, find themselves destitute and torn , leading a dull life.
This duality characterizes your skin ? Opt for two different creams : a non-greasy moisturizer for the T-zone and a richer texture for the cheeks . And because it is difficult to separate the areas for cleansing the skin, it is better to limit it to only once a day, in the evening. Obviously, stripping or aggressive products should be avoided.
Whether your skin is normal, oily, dry or combination, there are necessarily solutions to regulate your sebum production. You can act on the cause of disruptions in sebum production with emotional and hormonal balancing food supplements ( Life & Balance ). You can influence fatty acid metabolism by up- or down-regulating it. For example, our Gold & Glow gummies have the power to adapt to your skin type, oily or dry, and will respectively decrease or increase the production of epidermal lipids. Add our exceptional food supplements to your daily cosmetic routine for an In & Out effect that catalyzes benefits.