Epionce 101.Oily (to Problem-Prone) Skin Type Recommendations

January 3, 2012 | posted by Justin Skeesuck

After cleansing your face in the morning you notice shine at about noon or earlier, you are likely an Oily skin type.  Oily types have medium to larger visible pores, with possibly moderate to frequent break-outs either monthly or all through the month, and less visible wrinkling than Dry or Normal skin types.  To start your Epionce regimen, look for products that are labeled with three dots for Oily (to Problem-Prone) skin types.

As an Oily skin type, your goal is to maintain balanced hydration in your skin without adding extra oiliness, while calming damaging inflammatory factors and keeping your protective barrier strong.  Lytic Gel Cleanser, formulated with date, willow bark and zinc pyrithione, is the best cleanser to use to help kill surface bacteria and deep clean the skin without leaving it feeling overly stripped or causing barrier disruption.

Your treatment product depends on your individual skin conditions.  For overall anti-aging and to help control moderate to frequent break-outs and/or hormonal flares, Lytic Plus or Lytic Sport Tx are both formulated with azelaic acid, salicylic acid, meadowfoam, date, bisabolol and flax to help reduce visible redness, smooth rough skin texture and keep pores clean.  For acne with unwanted pigmentation, instead of Lytic try MelanoLyte Tx, formulated for all skin types with crithmum maritimum algae extract, licorice root and undecylenoyl phenalalanine to
encourage cell turnover and skin lightening.

Even oily skin types need light hydration that calms damaging inflammatory factors and helps keep the skin barrier intact.  Follow your Lytic Plus or Lytic Sport Tx application with Renewal Lite Facial Lotion, best-suited for Oily (or Problem-Prone) skin types.  It is made with a blend of safflower, meadowfoam, apple, date, flax and avocado to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, which strengthens your skin barrier.

Remember, this is just a primer for getting started with your Epionce regimen.  Your skin care professional is an invaluable resource to help you reach your skin care goals, after assessing your skin type and conditions.  See your skin care professional to help you find the Epionce products that are best suited to your needs.

Next blog: Sensitive Skin Type Adjustments.