The summer season throws a combination of humidity, air pollution, and heat. Then, the air pollution is worst during the summer season.
Skin breakout is a common problem during summer. What’s skin breakout?
Under heat and humid conditions, why does your face suddenly turns oily and there’s arrival of sporadic pimples? Where did these black spots come from?
Certainly, you’re not only one; heat brings out such blemishes in most of us. The vicious heat and rise in humidity level cause your sebaceous glands which secrets a lubricating oily matter called, sebum to go into overdrive.
Excess sweating, inconsistency in temperatures between cool indoors to outdoors along with dust particles block pores, which in turn, contribute to the skin breakout.
Dry skin is the result of the oil glands not producing the required amount of sebum. The factors such as skin types, skin tones, lifestyles, and genetic characteristics vary from person to person.
So, it’s hard to prescribe a single body of advice for everyone. But, we have formulated the following tips to have breakout-free skin after consultation with noted dermatologists:
1: Wash your face daily
The first and foremost advice is to keep your face clean: remember, daily washing of your face is a must. Whether you have acne problem or not, cleaning and treating your face twice a day to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin’s surface are extremely important to keep your breakouts away. Use warm and mild facial cleanser but don’t use hot water. Try to minimize the use of deodorant and any harsh body soap. That might cause more irritation. Avoid scrubbing your skin strongly with a harsh washcloth. After rinsing, use a very soft and clean towel or cloth to dry your face.
2: Use moisturizer
Are you worried about getting your acne worse? Of course, many moisturizers contain elements that dry the skin. Always use moisturizers that reduce dryness and skin peeling. If your skin surface is dry and dehydrated, the skin glands would produce more oil and make the acne worse. When you’re buying moisturizers, you need to look for lightweight, oil-based products or having label “noncomedogenic”, meaning doesn’t cause acne.
3: Stay out of the sun
Try to remain out of the sun as far as possible. Limit the exposure to sun, especially during noon is very crucial. Some acne medications are very sensitive to sunlight and may deteriorate your skin due to the presence of UV rays. The UV rays can increase inflammation and redness or even dark discoloration in the skin. Whether you’ve pimples or not, always look to have “noncomedogenic” sunscreen for use.
4: Use Make-up sparingly
Whenever you’re using make-up, try to limit its times. Avoid wearing foundation, powder or blush during the breakout. If you wear it, take an extra five minutes to wash it off at the end of the day to prevent skin breakout. It is advisable to use oil-free cosmetics without dyes and chemicals or choose makeup, being labeled as “noncomedogenic,” meaning it should not cause acne. Stay away from touching your face, cheek or chin on your hands.
5: Feed your skin
Try to stay away from greasy food and junk food as much as possible and it’s better to be occupied with fresh fruits, vegetables and add whole grains to your diet. Avoid excess eating of dairy products and foods high in processed sugar. Drink plenty of water to keep your body and skin hydrated and do regular exercise.