Summer Skincare: How to Prevent Seasonal Acne Breakouts

Summer Skincare: How to Prevent Seasonal Acne Breakouts

As the summer heat intensifies, you may notice your skin producing more oil than usual. This excess sebum can feed acne bacteria and mix with dead skin cells to clog pores. Additionally, increased sweating during the summer can enhance the conditions that make acne thrive. But don’t worry, with a few adjustments to your skincare routine, you can enjoy the summer without worrying about breakouts.

Boost Your Toner Game

Toning should be a year-round skincare step, but it becomes even more crucial during summer. A good toner can prevent dirt and oil from accumulating on your skin and causing impactions. Consider using a potent toner like Normalizing Tonic, which combines glycolic, lactic, salicylic, and citric acids with healing witch hazel for enhanced refinement and radiance. For a refreshing bonus, store your toner in the refrigerator.

Never Forget Your SPF

Contrary to popular belief, sun exposure does not clear acne. In fact, UV rays can cause inflammation that worsens acne and can turn a pimple into a dark, hyperpigmented scar. Whether you’re spending a day at the beach or running errands, always apply sunscreen to prevent acne aggravation and photodamage. Day Treatment Lotion SPF 15 offers non-greasy, non-comedogenic moisture and sun protection.

Keep Your Skin Clean

With increased sweat and oil, along with sunscreen and makeup, the potential for clogged pores rises. Therefore, it’s essential to use a cleanser designed to kill acne bacteria and support a healthy skin mantle. Products like Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Wash is excellent choices.

Watch Out for Hair Products

Oil from your hair can worsen acne, especially on the forehead and cheeks. Many shampoos contain comedogenic ingredients that can reach your face. Avoid products with isopropyl myristate, certain oils, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, and sodium chloride. Always wash and condition your hair before washing your face to remove any residue left by your hair care products.

Minimize Makeup Use

Makeup often contains pore-clogging (comedogenic) ingredients. During summer, when your skin is already under additional stress, consider reducing your makeup use. If you can’t go entirely makeup-free, at least stick to the essentials and use mineral powder instead of foundation. You can mix mineral powder with Vivant’s Day Treatment Lotion SPF 15 for non-comedogenic coverage with sun protection.

Choose Breathable Fabrics

Heat and humidity can increase flare-ups on the back and chest, as clothing can trap sweat, dirt, and oil against the skin. Wear loose, breathable clothing and shower immediately after working out to keep your skin clean and clear. If you do get body acne, Clear Body Therapy’s potent vitamin A and lactic acid formula can help clear it up quickly.

By following these tips and using the right products, you can keep your skin clear and healthy all summer long.