How do I know if my skin is oily?

1. What is oily skin?

Oily skin produces too much sebum. This imbalance can be triggered by hormonal changes or external factors such as stress or pollution. Unlike dry skin, oily skin's sebaceous glands create much more lipids than it needs. This excess sebum creates shine, particularly in the T-zone. Dilated pores, blackheads, and blemishes can also crop up.

2. A targeted beauty routine

Just like dry and normal skin types, oily skin needs a targeted beauty routine. Start with a gentle cleanser morning and night to wash away excess sebum and impurities. A targeted cleanser such as the Gentle Foaming Cleanser for Normal or Combination Skin is ideal. Then apply the Pore Control Serum, a formula including vine flower cell extract that offers a triple-action effect to reduce pores: it regulates sebum production, strengthens the pore structure, and exfoliates the surface of the skin. What's more, its texture smooths the skin, creating an instant glow and a flawless complexion, even up close! Note: oily skin needs moisturizing just as much as dry skin. Opt for a lighter, fluid moisturizer. Clarins offers a range of textures designed for combination and oily skin types for all its day and night creams. Once or twice a week, treat your skin with the SOS Pure Mask as well. Its formula purifies the skin and tightens pores in just 10 minutes. Once rinsed away with warm water, the SOS Pure Mask's purifying white and green clays leave the skin clear, refreshed, and soft, with sebum secretion reduced thanks to organic alpine willow herb extract. Your skin glows with zero shine.

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