OILINESS AT SIMPLY RADIANT IN ESSENDON

If your skin can sometimes look shiny, has visible pores and is prone to the odd breakout, it’s likely you have an oily or oily/normal skin type.

WHAT IS SEBUM?

The oily substance often found on the surface of the skin is known as sebum. Sebum helps to lubricate skin and hair to protect them from drying out. The sebaceous glands are usually found in hair follicles but also are present in other hairless parts of the body, such as the eyelids.

WHAT CAUSES OILY SKIN?

Our skin type is often inherited, which means the size and number of oil glands in the skin is determined by our genetic makeup. The levels of androgenic hormones (male hormones) in the body, controls the amount of sebum produced by the oil glands. When androgen levels increase, the skin responds by producing more sebum. Androgen levels can be affected by stress, and tend to shift at different life stages, such as during puberty and pregnancy. In a normal hair follicle structure, the sebum drains into the hair follicle, and then flows out through the follicle opening onto the skin’s surface, thereby keeping the skin lubricated and supple. However, when the glands produce excess sebum, the follicles becomes blocked, which can then lead to the formation of acne.

Oily vs normal skin

HOW TO MANAGE OILINESS

  • Use a gentle soap-free cleanser (Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser) to cleanse your skin, morning and night.
  • Avoid using face products with a high oil content.
  • Avoid makeup that may clog pores, leading to breakouts.
  • Avoid over cleansing, as oil production is your skins natural anti-ageing mechanism.
  • Apply Ultra Purifying Mask 2-4 times per month to the skin to mop up excess sebum production and cleanse pores.
  • Use a lightweight moisturiser that helps to maintain the skin’s healthy lipid barrier.
  • Use mattifying skincare products during the day to absorb excess sebum.

KEY INGREDIENTS SPOTLIGHT

At Simply Radiant, we have a range of products that are designed to complement an oilier skin type while still providing hydration. Your skin needs a certain amount of oil to keep it at it’s healthiest, so a product doesn’t need to be oil-free in order to be suitable for oily skins.

Our Ultra Gel Balancing Cleanser is an innovative gentle formula that contains no Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES) surfactants, and is designed to gently cleanse and remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. Pair with the Ultra Hydrating Lotion, a lightweight fast absorbing moisturiser that leaves a shine-free finish, for an ideal oily/normal skin cleanse & moisturise routine.

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s) and Beta-hydroxy acids (BHA’s) found in our Ultra Even Skintone Range help to absorb excess sebum, and to unclog pores.

Add SPF protection during the day with our Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Mattifying, which contains 5% Silica, a mattifier which absorbs excess sebum.

Ultra Purifying Mask can be used 2-4 times per month as part of your skincare regime for oily skin. The Purifying Mask is an innovative non-drying and soothing formula that contains kaolin and bentonite to mop up excess sebum, while powerful exfoliators, salicylic acid and mandelic acid, work to effectively unclog and purify pores.

Suffering from breakouts? Get more information on how to care for your skin with one of our skin experts here.

TARGETING OILY SKIN AT SIMPLY RADIANT IN ESSENDON

Ultra Purifying – 40min – $129

Are you struggling with hormonal breakouts and just want clear skin again? Our Mandalic Acid Peel works quickly to decongest skin by clearing out the pores and controlling excessive oil flow. Followed by a clarifying clay mask that deeply purifies and calms any inflammation to avoid any future breakouts. Finished with a relaxing lymphatic massage and finishing products. During the treatment itself, you may feel a slight tingling, but no pain. This type of peel has minimal physical peeling, but this doesn’t mean its not working if it doesn’t. This facial is suitable for most skin types, however targets more problematic, breakout skin.

Recommended enhancement – Dermaplaning | $49 – A gentle and safe method to deeply exfoliating the skin to promote a deeper product penetration for your chemical peel. A surgical blade is worked over the face removing the outer layers of dead skin cells as well as any fine baby (vellus) hairs.

 

What is a Laser Carbon Facial?

Our Laser Carbon Facial is an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment that combines cutting-edge laser technology with a medical grade carbon cream.

How much does a Laser Carbon Facial cost?

Laser Carbon Facial – $179 per session  |  45min

How does Laser Carbon Facial work?

A thick layer of the carbon cream will be applied to the treated area. Once the carbon cream has been absorbed into the skin the laser will begin to pass over the treated area which firstly works by gently breaking down the carbon into tiny particles. The skin begins its natural body’s removal process which magically draws out any impurities and removes the carbon particles from the pores and skin. This facial works to reduce skin imperfections such as enlarged pores, pigmentation, acne scarring, reduce oil flow, fine lines, and wrinkles. This facial also includes, cleansing of the skin, laser toning which involves a thorough bypass over the entire facial area, breaking down any build of dead skin cells and finishing with a lymphatic massage, encouraging blood circulation.

Recommended enhancement – Pigment blast off  | starting from $49 – The laser targets only the pigmented lesion in the skin which absorbs the light, without damaging the surrounding skin. The laser heats up and shatters the pigment. Once the area is healed, the pigmented lesions will dry and flake off the surface. Leaving the skin with an even complexion.