While summer is the time of year where people look forward to the most for some rest and relaxation, what they don’t look forward to is the surge of acne breakouts. The potential of summer breakouts can be managed with a skincare routine variation.
Sweating is common during the summer months and can flare up acne — especially doing outdoor sports. Taking a swing at the golf course, peddling along a bike path or hiking on a picturesque trail can promote perspiration. Too much sweating from “fun in the sun” should be washed off immediately to avoid breakouts.
With the summer season invariably comes heat, and depending on where one vacations or lives, humidity adds another acne factor. Heat has the tendency to trigger sebaceous gland production which in turn produces oil.
Oily skin is the main reason for acne breakouts.
Trouble spots normally occur in the following areas:
Forehead Nose Chest Back
There is also a direct correlation between larger pores where acne breakouts may strike — the nose is one of these areas.
Washing the face with a mild cleanser both morning and night can help reduce oily skin. If facial oil begins to peak during the midday hours, one might consider doing an additional afternoon wash.
If facial skin begins to dry out, however, one might want to reduce the number of their daily cleansing regimen.
A number of skin care professionals also recommend a clay mask which has the ability to absorb oil, while others believe leaving a facial cleanser on the skin for 5 to 10 seconds before removing it.
Some skin care manufactures also offer a skin cleansing system which helps to eliminate breakouts while keeping the skin hydrated. This type of combination is ideal.
Because summertime promotes oil production, it might also be the right time to scale back on moisturizer application. Again, one needs to test the right amount in order to find the right balance.
Here are some other helpful hints to add onto the list:
Implement a nighttime skin care regimen which includes complete makeup removal Use a mild cleanser and/or non-soap cleanser Purchase cosmetics which are not oil-based and lean more towards mineral and/or water-based makeup
To avoid skin damage when outdoors, please use sunscreen. Those who are prone to acne may shy away from sunscreen thinking that it’s too oily but this is not the case. An oil-free, noncomedogenic sunscreen is the perfect solution.
Finding the right skincare routine may take some time but it can be achieved — and working with a skin care professional can make the road much easier.