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Travel wrecking your skin? Sebamed to the rescue + advice

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If you've been traveling around the US lately, you'll noticed that the mercury's been climbing, which can be very pretty for the local flora, but can ratchet up the problems for your skin. Oiliness, breakouts, irritation: they're all very tricky to get rid of. Harsh products that strip your skin only serve to make things worse. Sebamed can help with all of that! I was very happy to be hosted to experience it.

The Clear Face Cleansing Foam pumps out light as air, so there's no dragging and pulling to apply it. Unlike most deep cleansing products, it leaves quite an emollient, soft feel on the skin. It doesn't really have a pronounced scent. Here's what they say about it:

Sebamed CLEAR FACE Antibacterial Cleansing Foam ensures the gentle and effective deep cleansing of the pores to combat pimples, blackheads and skin impurities. The mild soap and alkali free wash active substance removes excessive sebum, desquamation and dirt particles without drying the skin. The new coconut oil-based antibacterial active ingredient Montaline C40 combats bacteria and helps prevent the formation of new pimples. Vitamin B5 supports the natural regeneration of irritated skin. Sebamed CLEAR FACE Antibacterial Cleansing Foam is adjusted to the skin's natural pH value of 5.5, protecting and supporting the biological barrier function of the skin's acid mantle to help prevent new pimples from forming.
Prevents the formation of new pimples.
Refines the complexion, provides a matte finish and prevents shine.
Soothes with Panthenol and encourages the regeneration of irritated and inflamed skin.

The pH value of 5.5 stabilises the natural protective acid mantle. Has a particularly gentle cleansing action.

When your skins has gone haywire, it's easy to think that you don't want to put anything on . . . but that's just wrong thinking. You still need a moisturizer. Their Moisturizing Face Cream feels rich, yet whipped to the touch. Upon application, it feels light and absorbs. It's a no-nonsense formula, giving you moisture -- not grease. Here's what they say about it:

Developed by dermatologists, this rich, nourishing moisturizer is suitable for the most sensitive of skins. Non-greasy and quickly absorbed, it deeply hydrates for noticeably softer, healthier skin. Fortified with soothing vitamin E to naturally guard against free radicals which can cause premature aging.

The Science Behind Healthy Skin
Every Sebamed product is meticulously formulated to a pH balance of exactly 5.5 - precisely the pH of healthy skin. This is essential in maintaining your skin's natural hydrolipid barrier against environmental stress. Any other pH level, such as found in soap may leave your skin open to break-down and deterioration. Discover what 150 clinical studies have already shown -- pH 5.5 is vital for healthy skin.

Here are some summer skincare tips:

Mistake: Applying Makeup with Dirty Brushes. This may seem innocent, but applying makeup with the same brush month after month causes dirt and bacteria to buildup which can lead to breakouts. It’s important you wash brushes every two to three weeks. An easy DIY quick fix is to mix a couple of drops of gentle facial cleanser or shampoo with lukewarm water in a cup. Then swish your brushes around, rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry, and lay flat on a clean towel to air dry.

Mistake: Skimping on Sleep. Your skin and body go into repair mode when asleep. This is why sticking to a regular sleeping routine will not only keep you well rested, but will help to renew and regenerate new skin cells. For an extra boost, try incorporating just a glass a day of soy milk into your daily routine as this can help improve the structure and firmness of your skin, as well as soften those crow’s feet.

Mistake: Not Cleansing Daily. Going to bed without washing your face is one of the biggest skin care no-no’s. Leaving makeup and dirt on skin doesn’t just clog pores and cause breakouts, it can also lead to excessive dryness and even skin dandruff. To clear out the gunk without drying out skin, opt for a soap-free cleanser like Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam and start cleansing on a daily basis! The cleanser is soap and alkali-free wash that gently cleanses pores to eliminate pimples and blackheads, with a coconut oil-based antibacterial active ingredient that removes bacteria to prevent the formation of new pimples.

Mistake: Waiting To Moisturize. Most creams and lotions have key ingredients that create a protective barrier on the surface of the skin to lock in moisture to maintain a healthy pH balance of 5.5. For optimum moisture, slather on Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream immediately after cleansing or a hot shower, before the skin cools and your pores begin to close).

You can purchase the products online or at lots of national drug store and grocery chains.

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