Summers can be a testing time for your skin, especially if you have acne-prone skin. The sweat leads to clogged pores while the UV rays can aggravate inflammation in your skin type—an absolute nightmare for acne-prone skin. Beware of the summer skin mistakes below if you’re suffering from acne...
- Not using an acne-fighting regime
- Not paying attention to your body
- Spending too much time in the sun
- Allowing sweat to dry on your skin
- Over-scrubbing your face
Not using an acne-fighting regime
There needs to be a change in your skin care regime in the summers if you’re prone to acne. You may not have had acne for a few months but summers can truly test your skin, especially if you have acne prone skin. Make sure you incorporate an acne-fighting skin care regime. We suggest using the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash. Its Active Thymo-T essence works towards controlling excess sebum production and hence, reducing pimples.
Not paying attention to your body
While you care for your facial skin, remember to give your body that much-needed TLC. Remember that excessive sweat and grime often leads to clogged pores. This is what causes one of the most common summer skin problems—bacne. We suggest using the Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Body Lotion. This is a soothing lotion that keeps your body moisturised and doesn’t feel one bit greasy on the skin.
Spending too much time in the sun
Sure, the sun might give us our dose of Vitamin D but spending too much time in the sun can actually worsen acne. The sun’s rays can actually cause intense inflammation in the skin and therefore, worsen your skin if you have acne concerns. Moreover, if you have old acne scars that refuse to leave your face, you might actually aggravate the problem further as the UV rays will only deepen the scars.
Allowing sweat to dry on your skin
If you’ve gone for a workout or just been outdoors, you’ve naturally been sweating a lot. Make sure you don’t get lazy once you’re back because allowing that sweat to dry on your skin means you’re creating a breeding ground for acne as the bacteria will easily settle onto your moist skin. This means clogged pores leading to acne.
Over-scrubbing your face
We get it—you might perpetually feel like your skin is greasy and bacteria-ridden. This is why you might resort to over-scrubbing your skin hoping to keep it clean at all times. But do you know that over-scrubbing can actually end up doing the reverse by irritating your acne-prone skin. This is when your skin will experience redness and inflammation causing your acne to get worse. So make sure during the summers you only scrub your skin once or twice a week.