Sebum secreted from the sebaceous glands hepls to prevent excess moisture evaporation from the skin, thereby maintaining skin's radiance and softness as well as protecting skin from environmental pollutants. However, when sebum and flaky cells get entangled at the hair follicle and block pores, the breakouts come and pores are enlarged.
The average daily secretion of sebum is 1~2g but this differs accordinig to the individual's hormone secretion. The amount of sebum secreted is highly influenced by environmental factors such as season and temperature. Facial skin is normally exposed to external factors, compared to other areas of our skin. In order to protect your exposed skin, the sebaceous glands of the face are the biggest in size. And when excess sebum is left on skin for a long time, the skin surface becomes alkalized, providing the optimum environment for bacteria to breed and allowing bacteria to easily penetrate into the hair follicles. Therefore, improper skin care can result in excess sebum covering the skin surface and will provide the right conditions for bacteria to penetrate into your skin and breed rapidly.
Treating only the breakout area normailly results in a relapse. It is essential to resolve skin breakout's fundamental cause by controlling sebum secretion. By quickly dealing with the outbreak and with regular skin exfoliation (in order to prevent the blockage of skin pores), you can minimize the outbreaks. It's an unfortunate irony that excessive cleansing of your skin stimulates sebum secretion, and so can be very counterproductive. The right method is to cleanse your skin twice a day, with a thoroughness that completely removes every dirt particle and dead skin flake on your skin. Avoid using alkalized soap. We recommend IASO Cleansing Foam. We also recommend the IASO Exfoliation and Purifying line which has superior purifying benefits and controls the sebum levels of your skin, thereby leaving your skin clean and clear. The use of IASO Triple Action White Peeling Gel once to twice a week can gently exfoliate your skin and the daily use of Intensive Clear Conditioner or Intensive Clear Booster gently cares for flaky skin.Remember, oily skin also needs moisturizing, so don't forget IASO's moisturizing care product. One more thing! Please always make sure your pillow and makeup tools in frequent contact with our skin are kept clean!