Oily skin and sun: what to do during summer?

During the summer there should be no worries ... in an ideal world we should all be lying in the sun on a beautiful beach, without worries ... but the reality is another.

When our longed-for holidays arrive and we are ready to relax under the sun, one thought should always be present: take care of our skin and protect it from the sun's rays!

As we know, the sun is not a real ally of the skin, in fact excessive sun exposure damages it, dehydrates it, irritates it, and promotes the formation of wrinkles and spots . And that is exactly why we always recommend applying high sun protection, even in winter! ( Lagalene will soon add a natural sun product to his skincare line!)

This caution should be observed by everyone, regardless of age and skin type, but in particular, in this Journal article, we want to focus on the relationship of oily skin with the sun!

First of all: what does oily skin look like?

oily skin is a type of skin with an overproduction of sebum. The sebum is naturally produced by the sebaceous glands and appears on the surface where it contributes to the creation and maintenance of the hydrolipidic film that protects the skin.

The oily skin, due to the overproduction of sebum, is characterized by lucidity, by enlarged and visible pores, and often by imperfections such as black and white points that they can turn into acne. Sometimes this condition occurs not only on the face but also on the neck, shoulders, back and chest. So the protection should not be put only on the face!

Oily skin under the sun: what happens?

The sun is a source of vitamin D, essential for our well-being, therefore people with oily skin should not be "afraid" to expose themselves to the sun's rays, but they must take some precautions .

Excessive and / or unprotected exposure exposure to sunlight can affect the causes and triggers of acne , worsening the situation instead of improving it.

Furthermore, the sun makes the skin dry requiring greater hydration .
When the skin dries up, the sebaceous glands hyper react by producing sebum, which often causes blemishes . This alteration interferes with the natural process of eliminating dead skin cells , blocking the pores and developing imperfections .

Furthermore, the heat of the sun also leads to an increase in sweating , creating the perfect environment for the proliferation and spread of bacteria that cause acne .

Oily skin under the sun: what to do?

The best way to protect the skin, of whatever type it is, is to limit the time spent in the sun, especially in the hottest hours, by wearing protective clothing such as a hat , and apply a sunscreen .

Skincare tips for oily skin

  • Cleanse : it is important to eliminate excess sebum and restore the dermolipidic barrier, discover all the characteristics of Gentle Vegetal Soap 100% natural to normalize oily skin!
  • Regulate : it is essential to regulate the pH of the skin and avoid its alteration due to the overproduction of sebum, and to eliminate dead cells to stimulate the regeneration of the epidermis .The Hyper Moisturizing Serum 99.35% natural contains lactic acid which acts as gentle peeling helping to normalize oily skin!
  • Restore : to achieve an optimal balance and prevent oily skin from causing blemishes and acne , it is important to restore and maintain the right balance so as not to stress the skin In the Multi-sense Treatment Complex 100% natural there is citric acid which helps to maintain the ideal pH, has a perfect disinfectant action to counteract imperfections and its oils help dissolve the sebum and eliminate it .

Don't give up on exposure to the sun even if you have oily skin, follow these simple tips and choose valid, effective, natural, Made in Italy and certified skincare products like those Lagalene Milano!


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