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What is Sebum Oil and Why Is It So Important to Know About?

Sebum oil is the lubricant that travels in and out of your pores. So it is essentially your oil flow. It seals in the moisture and prevents your skin from becoming too dry. Sebum is always blamed for breaking people out, but sebum is actually what stops an infection from happening in your pores. We need sebum - we have to have sebum!

It’s All About Balance!

Too much sebum can create too much of a dead skin cell buildup which can lead to clogged pores, congestion and breakouts. This, in turn, can make your skin look dull and tired.

When there is too little sebum, this means that that you don’t have enough oil in your skin, so your skin is essentially dehydrated and lacks moisture. As a result of this, your skin is more fragile and won’t heal as well.

A lot of people will either have too much or too little sebum. Fortunately, these issues are easy enough to balance with home care and treatments.

How Can I Balance the Amount of Sebum Oil in My Skin?

Those with thick sebum may benefit from taking supplements such as EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) to thin out the oil in the skin. Products containing salicylic acid are also useful - it cleans out your pores and controls your oil flow. Vitamins B and A are very essential for controlling the oil in your skin.


Want to Know More About Sebum Oil?

If you would like to know more about sebum oil and how it is effecting your skin, please give us a call and we can organise a complimentary consultation to assess your skin. From there, we can offer you both home care and in-clinic treatments that may benefit your skin type and help you achieve your skin goals.


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