Pelle grassa e sole: come comportarsi in estate?

Oily skin and sun: how to manage it during summer?

During the summer there shouldn't be any an ideal world we should all be lying in the sun on a beautiful beach, carefree...but the reality is different.

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, dehydrates, irritates and promotes the formation of wrinkles and spots . And that's exactly why we always recommend applying a high sunscreen, even in winter! (Soon Lagalene will add a natural sun product to its skincare line!)

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

First: what does oily skin look like?

Oily skin is a type of skin with an overproduction of sebum. 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.

Oily skin , due to the overproduction of sebum , is characterized by lucidity, dilated and visible pores, and often by imperfections such as blackheads and whiteheads that can turn into acne . Sometimes this condition not only occurs on the face but also on the neck, shoulders, back and chest. So protection shouldn't just be put on the face!

Oily skin under the sun: what happens?

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

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

In addition, the sun makes the skin dry, requiring more hydration.
When skin dries out, the sebaceous glands overreact by producing sebum, which often causes blemishes . This alteration interferes with the natural process of shedding dead skin cells , clogging pores and developing blemishes .

What's more, the heat from the sun also leads to increased sweating, creating the perfect environment for acne -causing bacteria to grow and spread.

Oily skin under the sun: how to behave?

The best way to protect skin of any type is to limit the amount of time spent in the sun, especially during the hottest hours, wear protective clothing such as a hat , and apply sunscreen.

Skincare tips for oily skin

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

Don't give up on exposing yourself 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 from Lagalene Milano!

Beauty is a choice. Choose Lagalene.