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the fact that the ocean is a huge reflector of sunlight, and you are at an
increased risk of sun damage, acne and sunburns at the beach than anywhere
else! And, if you are an acne-sufferer, you know this better than us.
not let this stop you from having all the fun. However, to make sure that your
acne does not get any worse, here are a few go-to tips you can rely on and play
safe while on the beach:
not exfoliate your skin at least 7 days prior to hitting the beach. This is
because exfoliating your skin not only makes it sensitive but can also make it
prone to developing more acne. Further, exfoliation is a strict no if you
already have a handful of acne on your skin, as this is only going to
exacerbate the condition all the more.
If you get
acne from the sun, and even otherwise, it is highly recommended to wear a hat
and sunglasses to protect your face from direct sunlight, and premature aging.
not have expected this coming, but, yes, sea water can actually help you in
dealing with acne. This is because sodium chloride found in abundance in the
ocean’s salty water acts as an effective natural cleansing agent and can help
in clearing up mild acne.
particularly also because salt is a wonderful drying agent that it deprives the
bacteria cells of moisture and kills them off effectively.
once you are done swimming, do not play around without rinsing the water off.
This is because the salty water which helped you in clearing off your acne can
also dehydrate your skin and make it look worse. Thus, before you head to your
home or a resort, wash off the salt water thoroughly.
without saying that when you are on a beach and do not want to make your acne
worse, you should apply a non-comedogenic sunscreen generously.
just one time application won’t do any good. It is necessary that you reapply
the sunscreen every hour or so.
not forget to cover the generally forgotten areas like ears, eyelids, hairline,
would need to reapply the sunscreen every few hours, it is highly recommended
to skip the makeup. This way, you won’t even clog your pores and make the skin
acne worse, but would also be able to relax and enjoy properly without having
to touch-up your makeup after reapplication of sunscreen.
wants to cover up their body while at the beach, after all, what’s the use of
sexy lingerie then? But, if you are acne-prone on your body, it is essential to
wear protective clothing that covers most of your body as showing more skin
would mean more breakouts.
are done with all the beach fun and all, it is highly recommended to take
showers. However, do not stay in the shower for too long as this could dry your
skin excessively. Also, avoid using harsh soaps which could irritate your kin
In case of new breakouts, make use of cold compresses to
heal your skin.
a few practices which would definitely help you in keeping your acne under
control while you are on the beach. However, even after adopting all the safety
precautions, your acne seems to have gotten worse, do not forget using AcnEase and Rejuvel which are especially formulated
products for acne and prevent new breakouts from happening!