Did You Know? Sebum (Skin Oil)

Sebum (the medical term for skin’s oil) is an essential part of healthy, youthful looking skin.

Anyone who suffers from oily skin and acne knows that excess sebum can be a real problem.

When follicles become clogged with sebum and dead skin cells bacteria grows and causes acne breakouts. Yet sebum plays an important role in keeping your skin supple and healthy.

The acid mantle is partially comprised of sebum and is your body’s first line of defense against disease. It acts as a barrier to the skin, keeping out viruses, bacteria and other potential contaminates that might penetrate the skin, while keeping essential moisture from escaping.

The key to achieving healthy, shine-free skin is balance. Using multi-functional cleansers that cleanse, exfoliate, and remove excess oils without disturbing skin’s natural acidic pH followed with oil free moisturizers with micro sponge technology is key in leaving the skin with a matte shine-free finish all day.