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    The Dermotypes

    Dermotype 1 : Oily skin
    Dermotype 2 : Dehydrated Skin
    Dermotype 3 : Dryn skin
    Dermotype 4 : Dull skin

    Dermotype 1: Oily skin

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    Oily skin is characterized by an excessive production of sebum. This provokes the build up of dead skin cells that can clog pores. Imperfections form, pores dilate.

    Recognize the symptoms:

    • Localized shine (T-zone);
    • Dilated pores;
    • Irregular surface;
    • Blemishes;
    • Oily film.

    Skin tips

    • Use a cleanser designed to remove excess sebum and alternate with a light exfoliant every 2-3 days;
    • Never rub the face forcefully when cleasing – this will only stimulate your sebaceous glands to produce even more unwanted sebum;
    • Just because your skin is oily does not mean it cannot become dehydrated, so be sure to use a hydrating care as well as a cleanser – use a light-textured hydrating care that tightens pores and smoothes the skin surface.

    Dermotype 2: Dehydrated Skin

    Dermotype 2: peau déshydratée peau liquide

    Dehydrated skin is characterized by a reduced ability to preserve its moisture. Dehydrated skin needs its natural moisture-preservaton systems to be reinforced. It needs help capturing and fixing its own water in the heart of each cell.

    Recognize the symptoms:

    • Matified skin;
    • Smooth and regular surface;
    • Without blemishes;
    • Light pulling;
    • Occasional discomfort.

    Skin tips:

    • Use a gentle cleanser that does not affect your hydrolipidic barrier;
    • Moisturize daily with an intensive hydrating care;
    • Maintain body hydration by drinking lots of water;
    • Avoid harsh cold winds in winter.

    Dermotype 3: dried skin

    dermotype 3: peau sèche peau craquelée

    Dry skin is characterized by a low lipid content and weak hydrolipidic film. This leaves the stratum corneum exposed. The skin’s protective barrier is compromised.

    Recognize the symptoms:

    • Rough texture;
    • Desquamation;
    • Dehydration lines;
    • Intense pulling;
    • Constant discomfort.

    Skin tips:

    • Use a gentle cleanser that does not strip your hydrolipidic barrier, preferably a wipe-off cleanser that does not require rinsing;
    • Protect your skin daily with a lipid-replenishing care;
    • Avoid hot baths and hot-dry conditions as well as cold-dry condition;
    • Be sure to protect your skin against harsh winds.

    Dermotype 4: Dull skin

    dermotype 4: peau terne peau stratifiée schéma

    La peau terne est caractérisée par une micro-circulation ralentie, causée par les effets du stress, de la fatigue et de la pollution.

    Recognize the symptoms:

    • Dull skin;
    • Lack of radiance;
    • Uneven complexion;
    • No major blemishes;
    • Tired look.

    Skin tips:

    • Use a gentle cleanser that removes impurities and detoxifies the skin;
    • Moisturize daily with a treatment that stimulates the skin’s micro-circulation;
    • Eat well, sleep well and exercice regularly to boost you body’s natural ability to get rid of toxins and increase the flow of oxygen to the skin;
    • Avoid cigarettes and cigarette smoke which reduce the skin’s micro-circulation and deplete the skin’s oxygen supply.

    Suggested products

    • Vichy Normaderm
      Au Zincadone A®

    • Vichy Thermal Fix
      Au Filladyn™

    • Vichy Oligo 25
      Au Manganèse et au Polyfructol™

    • Vichy Nutrilogie
      Au Sphingo-Lipidel® breveté