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All our articles and advices about combination, oily to acne-prone skin

What causes acne-prone skin?

Often acne-prone skin starts off as oily skin, before it starts to develop pimples and breakouts. Hormones play a huge part in causing acne, as they are responsible for the development of the sebaceous glands, where the production of sebum is stimulated. The biological cause of the change in skin is an increase in the quantity of sebum (hyperseborrhoea), combined with a change in sebum quality (dysseborrhoea). Ultimately, an overproduction of sebum is one of the main causes of acne-prone skin. From clogged pores to blocked sebum and bacterial growth, an ongoing cycle sets and ultimately leads to breakouts. Note that environmental factors including pollution and an unsuitable diet may also play a role in adult acne.


Is it possible to clear acne-prone skin?

Yes, it is definitely possible – particularly with skin care solutions that have been specifically formulated for acne-prone skin and combination to oily skin. But how? If you’re wondering how to treat acne-prone skin, there are a number of lifestyle factors you might need to look into, such as gaining dietary advice and switching up the products that you use on both your skin, and your hair! Start with a targeted skin care routine full of products that have been tailored specifically to help reduce symptoms aligned with red, acne-prone complexions. Think soothing cleansers and anti-blemish creams to rehydrating micellar waters and dedicated moisturisers for acne-prone skin. We recommend investing in BIODERMA's Sébium range, which has been expertly created for those adults and teens with skin that is either acne-prone, blemished combination, oily or weakened.

The Sébium range

Say goodbye to blemishes and hello to lasting, transformed skin with these products:

Sébium Sensitive: Meet this soothing care product, prescribed by dermatologists to eliminate spots and redness that typically appears in acne-prone skin. Proven to rehydrate the skin due to its active ingredients in the Inflastop complex ™, it works to eliminate inflamed spots and redness that could cause lasting marks if left unresolved.

Sébium Pore Refiner: If you’ve managed to control breakouts and shine but you find your skin keeps getting clogged up, this powerhouse pore refiner works to stop blackheads from forming. Not only does it tighten the pores, but it also preserves the skin's natural radiance without drying it out.

Sébium Hydra:  Wondering how to hydrate the skin without adding excess oil to your skin? This is it! Our ultra-hydrating moisturiser limits the sensation of tightness caused by ultra-drying dermatological treatments, and relieves angry, sore breakouts and patches by nourishing the skin from the inside out.

Sébium Gel moussant: This purifying gentle cleanser will reset your skin by removing impurities and preventing the pores from becoming clogged and breaking out again. Restore clarity to your complexion with this lightweight formula that limits sebum secretion, in turn preventing recurring acne breakouts as a result of blocked up, oily skin.

Sébium Mat Control: This care product is formulated to mattify, moisturise and smooth the skin to prevent the appearance of abundant sebum production. Instead of overusing a range of products on your skin, this well-adapted product offers a solution to a number of symptoms.

How to care for acne-prone skin: BIODERMA’s do's and don'ts

When it comes to caring for acne-prone and oily to combination skin, cleansing is a major aspect of a skin routine that you should never skip. On a daily basis, be sure to remove makeup with Sébium H2O, BIODERMA’s dermatological micellar water that cleanses, removes makeup and purifies sensitive skin without drying it out. By ridding your skin of all traces of makeup and other impurities such as pollution that have accumulated throughout the day, you’ll experience an immediate feeling of freshness. Steer clear of heavy formulas and excessive scrubbing of the skin. While you might feel that you need to wash away the oil, doing so can actually dry up the skin and cause a counteract reaction as the skin notices that it’s losing its natural oils. To avoid dehydrated skin, ensure that you use a daily moisturiser that’s both hydrating and nourishing.


Range Sebium

Hygiene & skincare

Combination to acne-prone skin

The Sébium range

Range Sebium

The skin changes during adolescence: it becomes thicker, shiny, blemishes appear to a varying extent and sometimes remain into adulthood.

BIODERMA’s solution: Sébium, a range tailored to oily and acne-prone skin.
The Sébium range has cleansing and care products that are specifically recommended by dermatologists: face cleansers for oily skin, anti-blemish creams, moisturisers for acne-prone skin, and more. Choose your routine!