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01 September 2018

Back to school, avoid the rebound effect!

Skincare routines for oily and acne prone skin

As the end of summer approaches, the fear of returning blemishes is impending for many of us. Fear not, Bioderma has the perfect dermatologically formulated a range to combat these end-of-summer breakouts, particularly for oily and blemish-prone skin.


But first, why DO blemishes reappear after seemingly disappearing in the sun?

It’s a common belief that sun exposure is a miracle cure for acne, due to the fact that during summer, or when on holiday, skin appears to become clearer. This is one of the biggest skincare myths, and is known as the rebound effect! Sun exposure thickens the skin, minimising the visibility of blemishes but also promoting pore blockage and preventing the release of sebum. This leads to the formation of blackheads and inflammation. That’s why once the summer season is over and your skin returns to its normal thickness, the blemishes that you hadn’t seen, pop up.



Here are some tips to avoid this unpleasant phenomenon.



For clearer skin, it is of utmost importance to clean your skin properly in order to purify it and remove excess sebum from the surface.

Sebium H2O Micellar Water and Sebium Foaming Gel are our cleansers that are specially formulated for all oily and acne prone skin. They gently remove make-up, cleanse and purify the skin, limit sebum production and curb the emergence of blemishes. The Sebium range can also help to reduce acne breakouts.


MOISTURISE using SEBIUM GLOBAL OR SEBIUM AKN (8 hour moisturising effect creams)

The key to perfect skin for September is to deeply and properly moisturise your skin with particular attention to your skin type and condition. It is even more important to do so as summer draws to a close, as skin has been dehydrated by sun and sea exposure.

SEBIUM GLOBAL: (for all medium to severe blemish prone skin)

Sebium Global is an intensive purifying care that restores the quality of your sebum, thanks to the strong antioxidant action of our Seborestore technology.


PROTECT your skin every time you are exposed to sun with PHOTODERM AKN Mat SPF30

This mattifying fluid will not only protect your body and face from the sun, both internally and externally, but will also prevent blemishes thanks to its active ingredient that limits the thickening of the skin in the sun. What’s more, this sunscreen can be used as an alternative treatment during summer for acne treatments that you’ve stopped using over summer.


Make sure you start autumn the right way – September is here for you to make new resolutions and make them last!