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For many acne
sufferers summer is a time of additional
pain- more breakouts, more acne marks,
more painful inflammations. comes to breakouts. The hot weather send our
skin’s oil production into overdrive. Combine that with excessive sweating band
additional outdoor time our usual skincare routines is not sufficient to keep
skin clean of clogging and bacteria.
The sun’s rays are
pro-inflammatory, meaning they irritate existing pimples. Your skin’s
full-blown negative reaction to the sun is delayed, however, which is why you
may notice a temporary improvement in your complexion. Beware however of a
drying sun rays that will add more dead skin cell to the oily sebum mix
exasperate clogging of the pores . In
addition- not only does sun exposure aggravate pimples s, but it can also
darken the acne scars and marks. Even worse, many common acne products —like
benzoyl peroxide and retinol—may amplify impact of UV rays, causing even more
skin damage and even cause cancer. So proper sun protection for adult can
sufferers is a must to avoid further skin damage and… skin aging
Us no-comedogenic sun
protection products of a minimum SPF of 30, with no mineral oil and
preferably the one that contains zinc.
Zinc oxide and
titanium dioxide sit on top of the skin, forming a barrier against the sun's rays.
Sunscreens with zinc startprotecting you as soon
as you put them on. You may have heard you should look for a
"broad-spectrum" product that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
Wash it up after swimming:
Chlorine may have a
rep as a natural-born bacteria-killer, but the chemical can be drying to skin.
After a dip in the pool, wash your face well with a mild cleanser and rinse number of times. If
you don’t have your toiletries handy, a few splashes of fresh water on your
face will help dilute the chlorine and lessen its drying effects.
Wash it up day and
The same cleaning
routine should apply before going to bed and after every physical outdoor
Beware of Body Acne:
It’s crucial to clean
anything you wear that touches or rubs against your face, because unwashed
headgear can spread acne-causing bacteria. You can use rubbing alcohol to clean your bike
helmet (or horseback riding helmet, or swim goggles) after every use—or at
least as often as you can.
your cosmetics and skincare routine over the summer. It applies to both women
and men. Use less and lighter cleansers, body lotions and creams. Take
advantage of the weather and skip make-up ( chose the one that is water based) and powder.