Sebum can sometimes misbehave, but it still plays an essential role for our skin. Let’s learn how to regulate it rather than trying to get rid of it completely, and naturally purify our face in the process.
Sebum is an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands attached to the hair follicles (present in the dermis).
Not only does it help to keep the skin moisturised, supple and soft, but it also contributes to the skin’s balance of bacterial flora. In short, without it, our skin would be overwhelmed. It would be constantly subjected to damaging external factors and would never be properly moisturised. In short, sebum is essential, and we shouldn’t try to get rid of it, but rather regulate it, to keep our skin pure and natural.
Also known as hyperseborrhea, excess sebum is an imbalance caused by several factors. Knowing how to identify them is the key to learning how to regulate sebum production.
Let's start by listing the main internal and external factors that cause oily skin:
These factors each have an impact on our skin. When you are regularly exposed to them, the sebaceous glands are attacked, which triggers the dreaded overproduction of sebum.
Although not yet mainstream knowledge, aquatic mint is one of nature’s real treasures, not to mention a purification icon! At Klorane, we have chosen an organic aquatic mint cultivated on our plots in the South West of France. Its rosmarinic acid content grants its powerful detoxifying effects. Cellular detoxification enzymes are reinforced and leave no chance for built-up dead cells and toxins to stay on the surface of the skin (pollution, cigarette smoke, etc.).
The result? Clear, purified skin, a glowing complexion and above all, a naturally matte face!
Our tips for stopping excess sebum
GIVE OILY SKIN A BREAK
There's nothing better than the 3-in-1 Purifying Powder, which transforms into a light foam to effectively cleanse and remove dead skin cells, excess oil and everyday impurities.
The Stick Mask can be used as extra support in your oily skin routine, once or twice a week. Thanks to the combination of organic aquatic mint and clay, it deeply purifies and refines skin’s texture from the very first application. Bye-bye oily skin!
Do you feel like your skin can no longer breathe after daily heavy make-up and pollution exposure? Maybe it's time to give it a detox.
Between good habits and targeted skin treatments, there are plenty of natural solutions to cleanse your skin from the inside out and give it back the radiance it deserves. Here, we share all our tips so you can easily enter detox mode!