Beat the heat in a 'clean way' without that excess greasy feeling.

Beat the heat in a 'clean way' without that excess greasy feeling.

Beat the heat in a 'clean way' without that excess greasy feeling.

With the long summer days, it's essential to be prepared for hot temperatures. It becomes challenging to keep our skin calm. One of the biggest reasons behind our "oily" skin in summer is the imbalance of sebum which is produced by sebaceous glands.

Sebum is an oily, waxy substance and acts as a moisturizer to protect your skin. When using unhealthy, toxic products they wash away the sebum from your skin and body. So, it is imperative to use clean beauty products of premium quality that are healthy and non-toxic.

Why is sebum production essential for your skin?

Sebum acts as a shield for the skin and protects it from UV rays and infections. Sebum contributes 90% of lipid fat molecules. Lipids help lock in moisture and transport antioxidants such as Vitamin E to the skin. These actions help prevent skin problems and protect the skin's health in multiple ways.

Health benefits of sebum:

  • It keeps your skin hydrated

Sebum keeps our skin hydrated and acts as a moisturiser to protect the skin from losing extra moisture.

  • It protects against microbes

The PH level of sebum lies between 4.5 to 6.0, which concludes that the sebum is slightly acidic. But, it protects against harmful pathogens such as bacteria and viruses from penetrating the skin.

What are the reasons and ways to balance low sebum production?

Exposure to excess UV rays without protection or using harsh chemicals can cause low sebum production. Lack of sebum can break down the barrier of skin's moisture, causing it to become dry and crackly.

If you are dealing with dry and rough skin, try to use these methods:

  • Avoid hot water baths; instead, switch to lukewarm water, as hot water strips away natural oil.
  • Use a good moisturizer in the form of a clean beauty product such as Bare Multistick which also has SPF50, this gives a cool and refreshing feel to your skin and repairs your natural skin.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating food high in Omega 3

What are the reasons and ways to balance the overproduction of sebum?

The overproduction of sebum is generally caused by hyperactive sebaceous glands, making your skin look oily and greasy. Some areas of the face are more prone than others. If you have large pores and blackheads, it also causes excess sebum. So, to balance the production of sebum, you can:

  • Use clean beauty products, such as vegan products, cruelty-free on your skin to avoid unwanted allergies, pores, and harmful side effects.
  • Massage your face with ice, it can decrease sebum production and unwanted stimulation on the face.
  • Avoid over-cleansing and the use of oily products.

Over to you

We hope that this article has guided you to beat the heat and stay clean calm and hydrated during prolonged temperatures.

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