Already dreading the summer skin woes set to arise in the upcoming months? Fret not, team BB to the rescue. The rise of humidity and temperature in the summer causes excess sweating, leading to clogged pores and — you guessed it — acne. But what if we told you that it’s easy to combat summer skincare troubles so that you can make the most of the summer season. Here’s how you can take care of your skin on a daily and weekly basis to beat summer acne and look fresh all season long.
- Cleanse well
- Heal with a baddie-free serum
- Moisturise using a lightweight moisturiser
- Never skip SPF
- Mask up
Always start your skincare routine with a cleanser. A foaming cleanser will break down all the germs, bacteria and thoroughly clean your skin. Use a mild face wash in the morning and night to do the job. The Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash is one of the mildest options for the summer. It’s perfect to combat skin irritation to fight off summer acne.
Heal with a baddie-free serum
Serums are designed to reach deep into the skin and repair damage. For summer acne, use a serum with acne-fighting and soothing properties. This will take care of all skin concerns from deep within and ensure your skin looks its best even on the hottest days. Our trust and love of the Simple Booster Serum - 10% Hemp Seed Oil + B3 For Strong Skin Barrier for such coarse months. Summers can wreak havoc on your skin and this hemp seed oil-enriched formula effectively calms your skin and prevents breakouts.
Moisturise using a lightweight moisturiser
It’s time to make a switch to gel moisturisers. Heavy moisturisers will only aggravate excess oiliness and clog your pores. Your best bet is thin, water-based moisturisers that will hydrate the skin without triggering acne. Our trustee Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E locks in hydration, making your skin soft and keeps the skin looking fresh and matte.
Never skip SPF
Finally, always end your morning skincare routine with SPF. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – your skincare routine is gone for a toss if you do not protect your skin from sun damage. UV rays from the sun will damage your skin’s barrier to cause acne, deepen dark spots, damaged skin cells and cause premature wrinkles. Always slather on a generous amount of SPF30 or higher like the Lakmé Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 during the daytime.
Once a week
Sun damage can kill healthy cells on the surface of your skin. These cells sit on top and make your skin look dull. These also prevent your skincare from reaching deep into your skin and can clog your pores. It is necessary to get rid of them to keep your skin looking radiant and fresh. This can be done by exfoliating once a week. Start with a mild scrub like the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. The superfine granules buff away all the unwanted gunk and leave your skin feeling soft like a feather.
It’s important to use a clay mask or sheet mask once a week. Summer doesn’t only cause excess oil secretion but sometimes it also strips nutrients from our skin. So, depending on your skin issue, pick a clay mask or sheet mask for your weekly pamper sesh. If your skin is feeling too sticky or oily, use a clay mask like the Lakmé 9to5 Vitamin C Clay Mask to draw out all the impurities and excess sebum. If your skin is feeling tired and dull, a sheet mask like the Pond’s Vitamin Duo Sheet Mask Brightening With Vitamin C Pineapple Extract is your BFF.