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Build a perfect routine for oily skin with La Roche-Posay Effaclar

The skincare range produced by La Roche-Posay is an innovative group of products, formulated to target specific skincare needs, and based in rigorous scientific testing. Their gentle, neutral pH products, each of which contains La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, leave the skin nourished and soothed without risk of irritation. Their full range offers products which cater to dry, sensitive, combination, and oily skin. In this article, we take you through a simple guide to building your skincare routine for oily skin with La Roche-Posay Effaclar.

Step 1. Choose the right cleanser

The Effaclar range is expertly tailored to the needs of those with an oily skin type, and those with oily skin know the importance of selecting a cleanser which not only removes the dirt and sebum which builds up throughout the day, but which doesn’t irritate the skin leaving it prone to outbreaks. The Purifying Cleansing Gel from the Effaclar range makes use of a foaming action to penetrate deep into the pores, removing impurities without clogging them or irritating the skin.

Step 2. Treat blemishes and banish oil

A Clarifying Lotion such as that in the La Roche-Posay Effaclar range is an exceptionally useful way to ensure that pores are not only unblocked, but closed off to prevent the bacterial infections that lead to outbreaks. Astringent, but gentle, this product is perfect for use after cleansing.

Step 3. Use a matte moisturiser

Nourish and rehydrate skin after cleansing and treating with the La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Moisturiser. Similarly formulated to be non-comedogenic, the matte finish makes it perfectly suited to those who suffer from mid-day shine. This is truly a saviour product for the oily skin type.

Step 4. Control for blemishes

If you have oily skin, you’ll almost certainly know the pains of the spontaneous mid-day breakout; the pimples that return with a vengeance in the same problem areas no matter how well you take care of yourself. If you find yourself afflicted, you can’t do much better than carrying around an Effaclar Duo spot treatment. Using salicylic acid to treat blemishes and Glycerin and Niacinamide to nourish and strengthen the skin, your blemishes will quickly be dealt with without harming your skin.

Like this content? Check out our interview with dermatologist at La Roche-Posay Dr Sarah Wakelin, and shop the full La Roche-Posay range here.



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