How To Take Care Of Acne-Prone Skin In The Summer

Although it provides perfect opportunities for beach escapades and outdoor recreation, the abundance of sunlight during the summer may cause several health problems. Apart from the increased chances of sunburn, the rise in temperature can exacerbate the factors that cause acne breakouts.

Hot and humid weather is known to cause an increase in sebum production. If you’re dealing with acne-prone or oily skin, equip yourself with these skincare routine tips, especially during this skin-baring season.

Ways To Take Care Of Acne-Prone Skin During Summertime

Keep Your Skin Clean

Proper cleansing should be the backbone of every solid skincare routine. By ridding your face of excess oil, sweat, dirt, and pore-clogging makeup, cleansing turns your skin into a smooth, clean canvas that’s ready to absorb all the ingredients from your acne treatment products.

However, you need to choose the right cleanser. Make sure it’s not too harsh or drying. Go for something that deeply cleanses your skin without causing irritation, such as the TreeActiv Acne Eliminating Face Cleanser.

Keep your face clean but never go overboard. Washing it twice a day is enough for most people. Overdoing it can break down your skin’s natural protective barrier, which will make you more prone to breakouts.

Keep Your Skin Hydrated With A Light Moisturizer

While you can put your heavier winter creams to rest, note that moisturizing is still as important during the summer. However, instead of choosing a more emollient type of moisturizer, go for a lightweight and hydrating one. This is a must even if you have normal or dry skin. And it is even more important if you are using an acne treatment that dries out skin.

TreeActiv’s Acne Eliminating Face Cream is a perfect summer choice for acne sufferers. It contains Grapeseed Essential Oil, which helps balance your skin’s surface oils and promotes collagen production, which is important if you spend prolonged hours under the sun.

Mattify With An Astringent

While these products should be used with caution, there’s no harm in trying them out if you’re looking for ways to tackle excess oil. Just make sure that the ingredients in the astringent won’t interact with the other products and treatments you’re already using.

A good ingredient to look for is Witch Hazel. It helps drive away deep-seated dirt in your pores. You can even use a diluted version as a mist. Just keep it in a small bottle and spritz away whenever you feel the need to. This will also work well if you wear makeup as it can double as a setting spray.

No matter how you wish to use it, look out for any signs of allergic reactions or irritation. If it stings, automatically stop using whatever product it is.

Never Skip Sunscreen

This one sounds obvious but just in case you need a little reminder: yes, sunscreen is an essential. Some acne treatments contain ingredients like BenzaClin and Retin-A. These ingredients make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

There are plenty of sunscreens to choose from. Go for one that’s non-comedogenic and oil free if you’re worried about it causing more breakouts. However, whichever type you choose, make sure it contains no less than SPF 30 such as the TreeActiv Safflower Oleosomes Daily Nourishing Moisturizing Face Sunscreen.

If you wear makeup daily, skip the base foundation and just use a tinted sunscreen. That way, you won’t have to apply too many layers which can feel uncomfortable under the summer heat.

Shower Regularly Especially After You Sweat

There are many factors that can contribute to acne, and sweat is one of them. If you’re suffering from body acne as well, this is an important thing to consider. Your body needs special attention as much as your face does. Keep it fresh and clean every day and shower as often as you must. If you work out or engage in any physical activity, make it a habit to shower right after.

Keep body acne at bay by using a non-irritating soap or body wash that contains salicylic acid. Consider wearing more breathable clothes made of cotton to prevent acne mechanica or acne caused by friction and heat.



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