HERE COMES THE SUN
Get the best summer skin you've ever had with these top tips for acne prone skin.
The first glimmer of a warm sunny day might have many of us running straight for the beach, but how does your skin feel about warm weather and sun-drenched summer days? Follow these must-read summer skin care tips to keep your skin looking fresh and blemish free all season long.
1. SWEAT IT OUT
Don’t be afraid to have a mid-day cleanse and hydrate to refresh your skin. When you sweat in the summer heat, it’s important to clean away any resulting toxins, as they can contribute to breakouts.
2. STAY HYDRATED
Stay hydrated from the inside and out. Owing to the increased temperatures, your body tends to lose moisture in summer heat - staying hydrated gives your skin the chance to relax so you are less likely to breakout.
3. SLIP, SLOP, SLAP + CLEANSE
We all know how important it is to use sunscreen and protect your skin cells from damaging summer rays. But just don’t forget to thoroughly cleanse afterwards too, refreshing your skin after you come in from the sun. Hats and sunglasses are great summer accessories to help keep your skin protected too.
4. BEACH DAY ROUTINE
After you’ve hit the beach, refresh your skin with a thorough cleanse following all that salty air and sand. Some skin reacts to sand, resulting in little spots that look like tiny pimples - especially when they’re exposed to the sun. The moral of the story? Even if you haven’t worn sunscreen, cleanse and refresh afterwards.
Always use a sunscreen to protect your skin while you tan, or make a switch to self-tanners for a summer glow sans any possible sun damage! Just be careful using self-tanners on your face as it can trigger breakouts.
The common myth that sun can actually help clear breakouts is a dangerous one because while it’s true that some exposure to sun can temporarily dry out breakouts, it also dehydrates your skin leaving an excess of dead skin cells; which in turn causes your oil glands to produce an excess of oil to compensate.
“It’s the combination of dead cells and extra oil from sun exposure that leads to more breakouts.” – Ebony, Founder, real-u Skincare