You can’t beat those rising temps, later nights and long weekends but summer has huge impacts on our skin. Regardless of where we live, summer often plagues us with dehydrated or oily skin that, not only ruins our fabulous summer glow but also leads to a mixture of sweat, makeup and skincare sitting on our skin. For breakout prone skin types, this can cause lots of inflammation.
During the cooler months, we adapt our skincare to hide behind layers of rich, heavy creams to lock in any moisture we can get. Skip to summer and it is time to dial down those heavy creams and make some small but effective changes to create a blissful summer routine. Keep reading for what not to do for acne prone skin in the summer:
Hot Facial Steamers
We love that deep cleaning feeling that comes from a fresh hot steam session either at home or in your favourite professional facial. In the summer, our face is often subject to a lot of intense, inflammation-causing heat and UV rays. This can aggravate any areas of redness and promote new breakouts.
It’s not all or nothing though…use cooling masks or cryo globes after your favourite face mask to help soothe the skin.
FRAÎCHEUR PARIS Ice Globes
CRYO RUBBER™ with moisturising hyaluronic acid
Heavy Oil and Balm Cleansers
During winter, we often reach for those thick, silky cleansing balms to lock in moisture whilst removing our makeup. Opting for these balms in the summer though can start to clog your pores and increase the risk of breakouts. Our RYL tip? Opt for a lightweight oil cleanser that deeply cleanses the skin of SPF, makeup and sweat residue.
Beauty Of Joseon – Ginseng Cleansing Oil
Hot weather may make us feel like we have to overcompensate with heavy moisturisers to lock in every ounce of hydration we can get. Those who are prone to acne prone skin may find that heavy creams end up suffocating our pores and trapping in oil, sweat and dirt.
Make the switch to a fresh, lightweight moisturiser that boosts your skin cells without the extra weight!
Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream
This gentle cream is made with madecassoside and a low pH to help rebuild your skins natural moisture barrier. Bonus? It is hypoallergenic!
Don’t worry, we know that sunscreen can feel so heavy and greasy on your skin especially if you have naturally oily skin. Spending a long time exposed to UV rays whilst you are getting your daily dose of vitamin D can have short and long term effects on our skin. It can exacerbate breakouts, increase irritation and aggravate our skin barrier.
Try a lightweight sunscreen that melts into the skin rather that sitting on top like an oily layer, creating a nutrient barrier.
Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Sun Cream
Ultrasun UV face & scalp mist SPF50
(perfect for over makeup!)
Let us know your must have summer skincare product down below in the comments! Read our autumn skincare post for more seasonal skincare changes.
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