Weather change may bring stress to your skin, especially if you are undergoing a certain skin condition, such as acne. Summertime is usually a critical time to pay extra attention to your acne. During summer season, your skin can go through certain changes which may cause acne to worsen. Unfortunately those changes occur in humid environments more opposed to dry. Humid weather frequently causes our skin to produce more sweat than usual. Therefore our sebaceous glands start to naturally and actively generate extra sebum. When the excess sebum is present, it causes our pores to be blocked, forming bacteria which ultimately originate acne.
The most important part of any skincare routine is cleansing to remove pollution, bacteria and make up. When acne is concerned, the cleanser should contain anti-microbial ingredients that help destroy bacteria. The cleanser should always be gentle because acne- prone skin is a condition, while the skin itself can actually be sensitive. After cleansing your face, a toner is a must! The toner balances out the pH level of your skin, which essentially contributes to healthy oil production. Key calming ingredients to look for in a toner include aloe vera and chamomile; anti-bacterial ingredients include witch hazel, orange extract, tea tree, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid.
For the treatment of acne, use a combination of acids that encourage exfoliation of dead skin cells and kill acne causing bacteria. Retinol (Vitamin A) is one of the paramount products which dramatically improve acne conditions. Products like Retinol and any others designed to treat acne should be closely monitored and accessed prior to use to avoid irritation and sensitivity. If your skin is dehydrated, use an oil free hydrating lotion at night and day. There are several methods that can keep your acne condition at bay and improve:
- Wash your face every day – twice a day.
- Avoid using harsh ingredients that strip away the natural moisture barrier.
- Change your pillow cases often.
- Sanitize phones or any objects that come in direct contact to your face.
- Never use the same towel to dry your face – it may spread the bacteria.
- Avoid pore clogging make-up or creams – ensure your skincare products and makeup are for acne prone skin and non comedogenic.
Remember acne-prone skin is only a condition and not a skin type, therefore hope is always at your door and so are we – Miracle 10 Skin Care.