When the sun is shining never step out without a protective layer of sunscreen and your favourite pair of sunglasses. Having said that, if you often notice acne and zits on your cheeks or between eyebrows, blame it on your sunglasses or specs. An essential everyday accessory, sunglasses can easily trap dirt and bacteria during the hot summer months and lead to pesky flare ups.
How sunglasses lead to breakout?
We all know acne appears when dirt and oil combined with sweat gets trapped into the pores of your skin. The constant pressure from your glasses and sunglasses can irritate the opening of your pores and block them, leading to pimples and blackheads. Furthermore, this accessory can also push makeup, moisturiser or sunscreen into your pores and clog them more. Constantly touching your face to keep your glasses in place can transfer bacteria to the skin and cause acne. Breakouts caused to sunglasses usually appear on your cheeks and brim of your nose.
Keep your frames clean
Yes, you wipe the lenses every day before wearing your sunnies to get rid of the dirt, but are you cleaning the frames as well? Wipe the entire frame using a wet wipe to remove any dead skin cells, makeup and oil that gets transferred onto your frames.
Wear the right size
Wearing the right frame size is of extreme importance. One that’s too tight will put pressure on your skin causing unwanted marks and clogged pores. Also, wearing oversized sunglasses may look stylish but they will keep sliding down and touch the apple of your cheeks frequently, transferring dirt and bacteria from your hand frames to your skin.
Deep cleanse your skin
Blame your sunglasses and specs all you want but if you don’t get rid of deep set dirt and oil from your skin, the above solutions won’t help. If you have acne prone oily skin we suggest using the Ponds Pure White Anti-Pollution + Purity Face Wash. It draws out sebum and bacteria from the pores and gives your soft, oil-free skin.