Normalising and purifying, Aromaclear takes care of the beauty of oily skin that shows imperfections, an uneven skin texture, open and blocked pores.
After make-up removal and gentle exfoliation, the Phyt’s signature massage applied with a balancing serum, quickly ensures the skin a clearer appearance and all its original clarity. The treatment is continued with the application of a charcoal mask, that contains three types of clay, which absorbs excess sebum, removes impurities, unclogs pores, and reduces the appearance of blemishes. Finally, the essential oils in the cream applied at the end of the treatment diffuse their beneficial and valuable ingredients to normalise the skin, and ensure hydration for a perfect matte effect.
After one hour, the skin is healthier and more radiant. The Skin is clear, the pores are tightened and imperfections are reduced.
MAIN NATURAL ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Cypress, Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender, Tea Tree, Clays, Coal, Copper, Zinc, Acid Salicylic, Jojoba, HazelnutType Of Skin : Acne-prone oily skin
Skin is clear and mattified
Pores are tightened and imperfections are reduced
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The entire surface of the epidermis has a natural protective film: the hydrolipidic film. Mainly composed of water (sweat) and of oily substances (sebum), it plays an essential role in skin balance. It is impermeable, provides natural protection for the skin from external aggressions and prevents water loss. If the film is kept intact, the skin is healthy and resistant.
What is oily skin?
Abundant seborrhoea is typical of oily skin. It provides too much sebum through the increased number of enlarged sebaceous glands.
Recognizing oily skin
This overproduction of fat, characteristic of oily skin, creates a thick horny layer. The skin becomes shiny, especially the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin area) and is prone to imperfections. The complexion is dull, the skin texture is uneven, and the pores are open and large. An unbalanced epidermis is dehydrated and easily irritated.
Factor responsible for oily skin?
Genetic Heritage: the hereditary factor plays an important role in skin quality.
Hormones: hormonal changes have an impact on sebaceous glands: adolescence, pregnancy, and menopause. In general, an increase in the quantity of androgenic hormones (testosterone, progesterone) boosts sebum secretion.
Age: sebum production varies throughout a person’s life. Sebaceous secretion is very high at birth then decreases until adolescence when it increases again. Then it remain steady until 50, when production greatly decreases.
Stress and fatigue
Diet: a high calorie diet , rich in lipids and carbohydrates, tends to increase the sebaceous flow.
Smoking: causes the thickening of the horny layer, which facilitates the development of comedones and microcysts.
Pollution: air pollution can increase sebum production.
Use of aggressive or comedogenic products
Consequences of oily skin
Seborrhoea is often the first sign of acne. Indeed, this excess sebum quickly causes the appearance of comedones and the presence of fat in the sebum provides the perfect nutritional base for certain bacteria (Propionibacterium Acnes) that develop in sebaceous follicles and prepare the inflammatory phase of acne.
What is a comedone?
A comedone is a lesion of the sebaceous gland resulting from an accumulation of excess sebum in hair follicles. It appears when the removal of sebum is prevented by the blockage of the follicle hole or an obstruction of the epidermis.
There are several types of comedones:
Open comedones, or blackheads, comprising small nodules with a dilated black orifice. This black coloration is due to the oxidation of the keratinocytes contained in the sebum. From this stage, conditions are present for the development of bacteria and any comedones that are not treated will become pimples.
Closed comedones, microcysts, or even whiteheads, are pilobaceous follicles with the hole of a pilar stem covered with epidermis cells that block it. The accumulation of sebum and keratin that continue to be secreted by the sebaceous gland causes a hard bump on the skin surrounded by a pale area. There is the possibility of microbial proliferation, and of acne if bacteria is involved
The inflammatory phase starts when there is enough bacteria in the sebaceous gland. It leads to a response from the body’s natural defences and the inflammation of the follicle, which causes the formation of a red pimple with a white head.
Age and typology of oily skin?
Depending on age, the characteristics of acne may change.
For young skin, hormonal changes will cause blemishes and open pores. After adolescence, the situation settles down: there are fewer blemishes, but the skin remains shiny.
After the age of 40, oily skin will age more slowly than dry skin; producing more fat, it has to protect itself from skin aging. It will be affected by lines much later, but being thicker it will sag more quickly.
How to treat oily skin?
Oily skin does not mean the end of the world if you use the appropriate skincare products.
Firstly, it is well known that there is no use applying aggressive and drying products to oily skin, because it will rehydrate and become oily again. Also, the more we try to remove excess sebum, the more the skin produces it. It is a vicious circle.
Yet, to reduce the shiny appearance and remove blackheads and blemishes, the key words are: thorough long-term cleansing hygiene.
In the morning and evening, cleansing should be an essential beauty ritual in order to remove impurities and excess sebum. The use of specific foaming gels and lotions for oily skin is recommended, followed by the application of a daily hydrating and non-comedogenic cream. Oily skin suffers from a water/oil imbalance, and a normalising cream should be applied to re-balance the hydrolipidic film, and hydrate the skin.
Finally, once a week, oily skin should be gently exfoliated and a mask should be applied to purify the skin, unblock the pores and refine the skin texture, and also absorb excess sebum.