Skin imperfections begin during adolescence, with around 76% of teenagers experiencing them due to hormonal changes, stress, fatigue, pollution and genetics. They can also persist into adulthood for some individuals.
Our skin is exposed to stress, pollution and harsh treatments, to name but a few, every day. These factors make it produce excess sebum. Sebum is an oily substance which our skin produces naturally, however it becomes problematic when too much of it is produced.
Excess Sebum Consequences
Excess sebum production causes clogged pores, a dull complexion and spots to appear. VICHY NORMADERM GLOBAL ANTI IMPERFECTIONS HYDRATING DAY CARE is the ideal face care cream to combat all types of imperfections, namely blackheads, open pores, shininess, redness and skin tone unevenness, thanks to its ingredients -salicylic acid, glycolic acid and LHA. The product also doubles up as an excellent makeup base.
A Common Misconception
A common oily skin-related misconception is that moisturising products should be avoided. This is untrue – oily skin needs hydration too! NORMADERM GLOBAL ANTI-IMPERFECTIONS HYDRATING DAY CARE treats imperfections and hydrates the skin, leaving it matte and comfortable. It is non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin.
When it comes to choosing makeup, it is best to use non-comedogenic products to prevent clogged pores. Remove all makeup at the end of the day. Try using vibrantly-coloured lipstick and eye makeup to draw attention away from any imperfections!
Washing and Cleansing
It’s crucial to clean oily, imperfection-prone skin before applying GLOBAL HYDRATING DAY CARE, but make sure you use products which are gentle on your skin. We recommend a wash cleanser is used with a mild scrub should there be no irritation using warm water.
Vichy’s NORMADERM CLEANSING GEL is an ultra-gentle cleansing gel, purifying the skin without irritating it. It also prevents new excess sebum-related imperfections. NORMADERM EXFOLIANT GEL can be used once or twice a week. It has micro-particles to deep-cleanse and unclog pores leaving you with a refined skin texture.
Last But Not Least!
Stop touching your face! We touch our faces about 65 times each day, risking spot contamination by thousands of bacteria present on surfaces such as keyboards and mobile phones.
Prioritise isolating any spots from present bacteria to avoid contaminating them. Vichy created NORMADERM HYALUSPOT to tackle this very problem – in essence it’s a transparent film of hyaluronic acid, which isolates spots from bacteria. It also contains salicylic acid and LHA together with recognised dermatological ingredients, helping spots heal quickly without scarring. Apply twice per day.
VICHY’S NORMADERM skincare products for oily skin, imperfections and recreating beautiful skin are available at all leading pharmacies.