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Spring is here. Summer is coming.
The seasons where heat and humidity can play havoc on oily and acne prone
skins. Our skin is the largest organ of
the body and is composed of many components – water, lipids and proteins. The
top layer of the skin, the one that you see, plays a vital role in your health.
It protects our insides from germs and infections. It regulates body
temperature, maintains water and electrolyte balance, and helps us sense
pleasure and pain. The body’s largest organ is always working for you. Growing
new skin cells. Shedding old ones. Did you know that your skin renews itself
around every 28 days? Always a non-stop effort to protect you from the outside
world. But without proper skin care and a healthy diet, skin problems can
There are many treatments that
can help with acne prone skin. Which one is best is greatly dependent on the
type, from mild to
chronic. But if you have clear skin and just want to maintain
it, then there are many options out there that have helped many. First is know
the skin types, and whether it is seasonal. Spring/Summer is where heat and
humidity can play havoc, oily skin is common, so having a lighter moisturiser
and cleanser, can maintain a good Summer skin. Dryer skins are common in
Winter, which is where a thicker moisturiser may be required. So what to do now
once your skin is clearer, but still oily, have a skin care routine that can be
renewing and maintaining skin health.
Skin Care is as important as
brushing your teeth. Skin is dealing with the outside world on a day-to-day
basis. It deals with heat, cold, pollution, sun exposure, and sweat. So
inconjunction with AcnEase’s maintenance
program - a simple
skin care routine can help through the Spring/Summer season.
Cleansing with a face wash that
has botanicals, including Aloe Vera, can help. Some herbal cleansers feature
Willow Bark, which is a natural astringent. It can naturally exfoliate dead
skin cells and unblocking of the pores. Pick a cleanser with Salicylic and Beta
Hydroxy Acid. These compounds are from fruits and plants (including the humble
Willow Bark). After cleaning morning and night, next is the Toner.
The Toner is used as a gateway to
maintaining skin health as it wipes away any residue of the cleanser, or it
goes deeper inside the pores, so the skin is ready for the moisturizer. Some
people skip the Toner, as some face cleansers have this built in. The toner should
be alcohol free as it can dry the skin out. If you are wanting to save money,
the best toner is Witch Hazel. An astringent that is cleansing and gets right
down to the pores to further cleanse.
The Moisturizer is used for
protection of the skin. It is used to maintain skin health, even if oily or
acne prone. There are light moisturizers that are beneficial for Spring Summer.
The thicker ones are better for Winter. Moisturizers on the market now often
have anti-ageing claims. They have added ingredients, like collagen and retinol
that are to help the skin keep and gain elasticity. That’s what moisturizers
can be used for. To maintain healthy skin, or to stop the ageing of the skin.
Once or twice a week, a simple
face mask is beneficial to maintaining skin health for those who have oily or
acne prone skins. Many now include Green Clay, to cleanse impurities out from
the pores. To create a clearer skin. Charcoal has been used for a quick
exfoliation. Some face cleansers also have included this ingredient. Using a
face mask is a successful way for clear and clean skin.
As Spring is here, and Summer
around the corner, don’t forget the Sunscreen.