How to Treat Acne Now So That it Won’t be Back This Fall
If you live in an area of the world that
experiences seasonal changes, you probably know this situation all too well:
you find a nice solution to help keep your acne symptoms at bay, and just as
you finally start to notice results, the weather changes and you have to start
all over again with some entirely new routine! And the more severe the acne, the worse it can be.
While treating acne can come with its own
source of headaches, it doesn’t have to be a devastating ordeal each time the
climates change. By taking just a few preventative measures, you can treat your
skin NOW, and set yourself up for a flawless fall face at the same time! Here
are just a few of our favorite tips to help take your summer acne treatment to
fall without a hitch!
When the cool, dry autumn air hits the
surface of your skin, you might notice a drying effect in a matter of weeks, or
even days. It is always suggested to stay on top of your moisturizing game in
the cooler months, and the best way to make the seasonal transition as simple
as possible is to get an early start with some SPF! Overexposure to sun can
damage the skin and foster premature aging or even skin cancer, but it will
also cause additional irritation and even inflammation ,which can exasperate
breakouts. Sunscreen works to create a protective layer on the surface of the
skin, which not only keeps harmful UV rays from burning your complexion, but
also works to trap moisture, which can prevent fine line, wrinkles, and skin
cancer, in addition to acne.
Your Skin: Inside Out.
Much like how the surface of your skin
needs some help staying moist and protected with sunscreen and moisturizer, the
inside of your body requires a cool drink as well to keep that complexion hydrated from within.
Drinking between 8-10 glasses of water per day is what’s recommended, but if
you can’t seem to guzzle nearly a gallon a day, try adding some seasonal fruits
and veggies to your diet, like apples, strawberries, grapes, or cucumbers. This
quick snack can go a long way in keeping your skin and pores moisturized,
leaving less of a scramble to stay hydrated when the skin really needs it -
fall. And again, don’t forget that
external moisturizer as well.
the Dead Skin: Exfoliate
Dead skin cells mixed with sebum are the
major clogging factor in the process of developing acne breakouts.Exfoliating
dry, dead skin cells is essential in keeping skin acne-free in the fall. The
symptom of acne we recognize as breakouts usually starts when a hormonal
imbalance triggers the sebaceous glands to produce too much sebum, the oily
substance created to hydrate the skin. Sometimes this excess of oil can travel
through the pores with no problem, but when it meets with dirt and debris, such
as dead skin cells, bacteria can form, which usually results in blackheads, whiteheads,
pimples, or other acne symptoms. Because we sweat so much more in the summer
months, and our skin is, hopefully, remaining covered in sunscreen most of the
time, treating the surface with a gentle exfoliation can make for a smooth
transition when the dry fall air starts to dry skin up. Whether you find a
grainy scrub or a gentle gel works best, find what suits you and take just a
couple extra minutes a couple times a week to wash away that sticky summer
Your Skin:Become makeup savvy.
Hot and oily versus cool and dry - these
two differing climates can call for some very different makeup formulas,
depending on your skin type, so be sure to make the appropriate adjustments as
needed! Don’t worry, this won’t require a major makeup overhaul, just switching
up the cakey foundation with a BB or CC cream, or tinted moisturizer will do
the trick. If you have some left over after the warm weather fades, you don’t
have to toss it - simply wear a light layer under your fall foundation to build
up your look!
the Acne Cycle
If your acne flares up with every seasonal
change, finding new soaps, scrubs and makeup will go a long way in giving you
flawless skin, but these tricks will only take you so far. For real results,
you’ll do best to treat the problem at its source, which is exactly what
AcnEase does. Botanical,
safe and effective, the ingredients that make up the various AcnEase® treatments were selected based on years of
research and trials as the safest and most effective combination to not only
eliminate acne symptoms, but also prevent acne from coming. No need to worry
about how your skin is going to react to a change in temps when you take
preventative measures in self-care with AcnEase.
the seasonal changes don’t have to get you down. By making just a few simple
adjustments to your summer skincare routine, you can take your skin from a dewy
day to a crisp, cool night, all while looking your absolute best!
We want to hear from you! What are some of your
favorite ways to take your complexion from summer to fall? Tell us in the