These Beauty Bars Will Help Fight Oily Summertime Skin RSS

Posted June 2021

Written by Jamie Barrows

If you’re like most people in the summertime, you sweat. You may also have noticed that the more you sweat, the oilier your skin can become. This is because of a simple biological process meant to cool the body down. Your body’s sebaceous glands are responsible for all your summertime oily-skin woes. “Sebum is a complex mix of dead skin cells and lipids (fats). These fats lubricate the skin and protect it from dehydration and the environment.  But sometimes there can be too much of a good thing,” says Dr. Oz. “On the face, the greasiest spot of all is the T-zone which has the highest concentration of sebaceous glands.” (
Fixes for Oily Summer Skin)

The facial cleansing you are using might also be a contributing factor: Some cleansers are too harsh for your skin.The result is an assault on the skin’s microbiome, leaving it overly sensitive to outside irritants such as excessive heat. Take care of your skin and reduce your chance for that oily feeling we all hate to deal with by switching to one of these bars formulated to keep your skin’s oils balanced.

Vanicream Cleansing Bar “A mild and gentle cleansing bar for daily use on face, hands, and body. Leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Ideal for dry skin associated with atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, and winter itch.”

Cetaphil Deep Cleansing Bar “Deep cleans and removes dirt, oil and other impurities without stripping skin, leaving it feeling soft, clean from head-to-toe.”

Clinique Facial Soap “Our guiding dermatologists believe in simple, effective cleansing: soap and water. Hand-milled soap cleans gently, rinses easily. Helps remove the stress of pollution so skin looks younger, longer. In 3 skin-typed formulas. Protects skin's natural moisture balance so there's no taut or dry feeling.”

Tom’s of Main Prebiotic Bar Soap “Not all bacteria are bad for you. In fact, killing all bacteria may do more harm than good. Our Tom’s of Maine Prebiotic Natural Bar Soap, with the prebiotic ingredient inulin, helps promote the growth of good bacteria. With a sulfate-free** formula without artificial fragrances or preservatives, our Prebiotic Bar Soap retains skin's natural moisture.”

Neutrogena Transparent Facial Bar “Our glycerin-rich facial cleansing acne soap contains no dyes or hardeners. Designed for daily cleansing for acne-prone skin, the bar rinses clean-without leaving behind clogged pores It also features a non-medicated formula won't over-dry your skin.”


“Fixes for Oily Summer Skin.” The Dr. Oz Show, 4 Jan. 2021,

“Facial Cleansing Bar for Acne-Prone Skin: Neutrogena®.” Facial Cleansing Bar for Acne-Prone Skin | Neutrogena®,

“Prebiotic Bar Soap in Soft Rose - Tom's of Maine.” Tom's of Maine Natural Toothpaste, Deodorant, Body & Baby Care,

 “Facial Soap.” Clinique,

“Deep Cleansing Bar.” Cetaphil US,

“Cleansing Bar.” Vanicream,