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Summer is all about beaches and adventures, but sometimes, it can be all about breakouts as well. In summer, our skin tends to get much oilier, which can be really annoying. It is because, when the temperature rises, your sweat and oil glands secrete more oil thereby, causing acne breakouts. Thus, to keep the summer breakouts in control, here are 10 effective tips. So, let’s read further.
1. Deep Cleanse:
A lot of dirt, sweat and oil get accumulated on your skin in summer. So, you have to focus on the cleansing part properly to prevent the breakouts. Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Not to mention, if you already have acne-prone skin, then you can look for a cleanser with salicylic acid to keep the acne at bay.
You must use a gentle exfoliator at least once in a week. It can help in sloughing off the dead skin cells and clean up the pores. When your pores are cleansed and unclogged, they reduce the chances of breakouts on their own. Once in a week, you can opt for a chemical exfoliant as well. It will help in increasing the cell turnover and maintain the radiance of your skin.
3. Don’t use regular moisturizer:
If your regular moisturiser is not able to control the excess oil on your skin, then don’t use that. Try using a moisturiser with a lighter formula. And, if you constantly battle with acne breakouts, then oil-free moisturiser will be the best choice. Not to mention, if you have oily skin, you can definitely skip the moisturiser and apply a sunscreen with a higher SPF.
4. Don’t apply sunscreen over makeup:
You should never reapply a sunscreen over your makeup. It can clog up the pores and give an invitation to the breakouts. If you are going to reapply the sunscreen, you have to remove the makeup, reapply the sunscreen and then, redo the makeup. Thus, always keep makeup removing wipes with you. Aside from this, you can opt for physical sunscreen as well. You can flaunt a no makeup look in this summer season, too.
5. Carry a hat:
I bet you didn’t know this! Yes, hats, too, come with in-built sun protection factors. The fabric is woven too closely such that it can protect your facial skin from the UV rays. So, if you are going to a beach or somewhere else for a summer get away, always carry a wide brimmed hat that is made from tightly woven fabric. It will shield you from the UV rays and reduce the sweat gland activity and the chances of breakouts.
6. Try topical treatments:
Look out for topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat the breakouts. These can effectively reduce the acne and redness in 1 or 2 days if it is emerging. However, if your acne condition aggravates, seek a dermatologist’s help.
7. Use non-comedogenic products:
Always look out for the ingredients in the products you are going to buy. To prevent the breakouts, look out for ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil. Glycolic acid, lactic acid help in the exfoliation of the skin and maintain its health. Salicylic acid is effectively known to dissolve white heads and black heads, while benzoyl peroxide and tea tree oil can be used to treat the tiny zits and acne. Not to mention, always use non-comedogenic products to prevent your pores from getting clogged.
8. Keep your body hydrated:
If your body is dehydrated internally, it will cause acne breakouts. Breakouts happen when your sweat and oil glands work more. They happen to secrete oil and sweat to protect and cool down your body from the heat. However, if you are drinking water properly, then it will control the excess sebum and sweat secretion, thereby preventing breakouts.
9. Shower post workout:
Showering post workout is a must thing to do. If you keep the sweat, dirt and oil over your body for a long time, it is ultimately going to give you breakouts. If you are not able to take a shower as quickly as possible, then at least cleanse your face properly, and then, take a shower as early as possible.
10. Maintain the temperature while sleeping:
Like me, if you also wake up with a super oily face and tiny zits here and there, then you have to keep an eye on the temperature of your room while sleeping. Maintain the temperature such that you do not feel any warmth. This way, your body cools down and the activity of sweat and oil glands deplete. Also, it reduces the occurrence of breakouts in summer.
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