May 24 , 2020
What happens to your skin in the summer?
☀️The summer heat makes us sweat 24/7 but also increase skin oiliness. The sebaceous gland increases the production of an oily substance known as sebum in addition to good old sweat, which gives the skin an oily appearance (so much for NO OILY stuff).
☀️The heat may overwork the sebaceous glands and they can get blocked due to excess sebum production. This blockage can cause swellings under the skin which can get inflamed and form cysts called ACNE (yeah THAT acne).
☀️Excessive face washing during the summer may FEEL good but it can dry out your skin and make the sebaceous glands increase sebum production making your skin feel more oily!
Yeah, we hear you.
So here’s some things YOU CAN DO.
☁️Wash your face twice a day with a gentle face wash that doesn’t strip away all the moisture. If you're staying home all day then washing your face even once a day works! You really don’t want to titillate the sebaceous glands. We recommend a mild cleanser like the On Cloud 9 Face Wash which with its jelly like formula cleanses your skin leaving it soft and supple.
💦Moisturise! We know it sounds counter-intuitive but hear us out. If the skin is stripped away of moisture then the sebaceous glands are prompted to produce MORE sebum to counteract it. So yes while it may be the last thing you want to do on a hot summer day - you should use a lightweight moisturiser on your face. We recommend the Insta Bounce Super Hydration Serum which is a skin recharging serum that is non-sticky and will keep your skin stay hydrated!