Hello, sunshine! Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes hotter temps, more time outdoors, sweat, humidity, sunscreen AND pimples.
Many of us experience more breakouts during the summer months not only on the face, but also on the back, chest and arms. So, what can you do to avoid summer acne flare-ups? Here are a few suggestions:
What Causes Summer Breakouts?
Heat can cause additional perspiration, increased oil production and clogged pores – all of which create the perfect environment for acne to thrive.
Your #1 Prevention Method
The best thing you can do to prevent summer acne is the most basic… WASH your face and body. You need to remove the sunscreen, sweat and excess oil that builds up with a gentle cleanser.
We recommend our Fragrance Free Sea Salt Soap because it helps fight acne-causing bacteria, restores your skin’s natural pH balance, and it exfoliates to remove impurities that clog pores.
Pick The Right Sunscreen
Look for the following when shopping for your sunscreen:
- • Non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores
- • Fragrance Free
- • Lightweight
Don’t just bring it… wear it! Acne scars can darken with sun exposure, and current breakouts can worsen with a sunburn. Ouch!
Summer is the time to lighten up your moisturizer. Look for hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, non-greasy formulas like our Fragrance Free Face Cream. Apply morning and night for a calm, cooling effect to help tame the redness and irritation.