Skincare essentials for a combination and oily skin.

La Roche Posay

This is an obviously a totally glorious subject, but who wants a shiny and sweaty complexion with spots?

I’d like to introduce you to three skincare products that might just do the trick.
EFFACLAR MAT will regulate sebum to keep your complexion shine free, making sure it isn’t producing to much sebum and at the same time preventing breakouts.

If you already have problems with breakouts start with EFFACLAR DUO, used daily on the whole face both, day and night. When your skin clears out of breakouts you may want to introduce the Hydraphase to start regulating your skins sebum production, making sure spots stay at bay.

Last but not least is a hydrating serum. This is very important if you have oily or combination to oily skin. The La Roche-Posay HYDRAPHASE INTENSE SERUM is the best hydrating serum I’ve tried by far. So light it’s barely there yet powerful enough to keep my skin well hydrated all day long. Unfortunately I’ve bought it in France recently and haven’t seen it anywhere in the UK.

Don’t be scared to use a moisturiser if you have oily skin as even the oiliest of skins need moisture. If you won’t use it your skin will do everything it can to lock water in and prevent dehydration. The only way your skin can do it is by producing more sebum to lubricate itself and what you get is quite the opposite result to what you were looking for by skipping your moisturiser.

To complete this regime I’d go for a good face wash and perhaps a micellar water to use in the morning. BIODERMA Sebium H2O is in my opinion a win in the micellar water category.

How do you care for your skin in the summer?


  • Reply November 14, 2014


    hi dear… am using the LPR dou every night and it really helped in reducing my acne.. if i want to use this product with others do i use it before or after a serum ? or before a moisterizer?

    When applying oils do i add them before a moisterizer or after?

    Thank you

    • Reply November 20, 2014



      I’m not too familliar with the product you’re using so I don’t want to give you wrong advice. However if it’s a treatement it’ll usually go first before the moisturiser.
      When it comes to oils I usually use them on it’s own as I have combination skin. If your skin is prone to acne I’d suggest using oils on it’s own too. Warm 4 droops in your hands and press to the skin. This should be enough. Lotus oil form Clarins is a wonder product for a problem skin.
      I hope this helps, but feel free to drop me and email if you have any other questions.
      Ewa xx

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