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What role does oil play in the formation of acne?

What’s the deal with acne and oil?

The most basic explanation for how acne forms is this: pores get clogged, infected, inflamed and irritated.

But HOW do pores get clogged?
What causes inflammation?
Irritation?
Infection?

That’s what we’ll be looking at this month in the Facebook group!

Our series starts by looking at one aspect involved in the formation of acne: OIL

You’ll find the first post in our series below!

Oil's role in skin health is vital. In optimal conditions, healthy skin pushes oil to the skin’s surface and that oil lubricates the skin, keeping it soft and healthy.

Oil & Our Skin

Oil’s role in skin health is vital.

In optimal conditions, healthy skin pushes oil to the skin’s surface and that oil lubricates the skin, keeping it soft and healthy.

Clear Pores - Oil, when unhindered, pushes debris out of the pores.

Clear Pores

Oil, when unhindered, pushes debris out of the pores.

Protection - Oil also provides a protective barrier that is part of our immune system.

Protection

Oil also provides a protective barrier that is part of our immune system.

 

Acne and Oil - Acne-prone skin produces up to 3 times more sebum (oil) than other skin types.

Acne and Oil

Acne-prone skin produces up to 3 times more sebum (oil) than other skin types.

 

Too much of a god thing - The more oil your skin is producing, the more protection it needs in the form of antioxidants. When there are not enough antioxidants to deal with the oil, the oil is vulnerable to oxidative damage.

Too much of a good thing?

The more oil your skin is producing, the more protection it needs in the form of antioxidants.

When there are not enough antioxidants to deal with the oil, the oil is vulnerable to oxidative damage.

 

Damaged oils causes clogged pores. When oxidative damage happens due to a lack of antioxidants the main component of sebum (aka the oil on our skin) forms a pore-clogging substance called squalene peroxide.

Damaged Oils Equals Clogged Pores

When oxidative damage happens due to a lack of antioxidants the main component of sebum (aka the oil on our skin) forms a pore-clogging substance called squalene peroxide.

 

It's more than skincare - Squalene peroxide is the most pore-clogging substance your skin will face.

It’s more than skincare that can clog pores

Squalene peroxide is the most pore-clogging substance your skin will face.

But skincare can help Protect oils from damage that causes squalene peroxide with mineral UV blockers like titanium dioxide and zinc. Our most potent formulas: Calendula & Oat Facial Moisturizer Summer Shade Day Cream

But skincare can help

Protect oils from damage that causes squalene peroxide with mineral UV blockers like titanium dioxide and zinc.

Our most potent formulas:

Calendula & Oat Facial Moisturizer

Summer Shade Day Cream

 

Shift from lack to abundance. Give acne-prone skin an abundance of antioxidants in your diet and your skincare products, so it has enough to protect oils from becoming damaged. Reminder: acne-prone skin types need more antioxidants than other skin types

Shift from lack to abundance

Give acne-prone skin an abundance of antioxidants in your diet and your skincare products, so it has enough to protect oils from becoming damaged.

Reminder: acne-prone skin types need more antioxidants than other skin types

Our most potent antioxidant rich formulas Acne & Oil Balancing Facial Mask Balance Facial Serum Green Tea & Pineapple Facial Cleanser Raw Radiance Facial Moisturizer Vitamin C Serum

Our most potent antioxidant-rich formulas:

Acne & Oil Balancing Facial Mask

Balance Facial Serum

Green Tea & Pineapple Facial Cleanser

Raw Radiance Facial Moisturizer

Vitamin C Serum

 

 

 

 

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