T he hot, humid months of summer have just begun. This also known as ‘acne season. While you’re making your summer vacation plans, don’t let anything ‘pop up’ to ruin your trip. Here are some great skin care tips that will treat acne prone skin to prevent an acne breakout.
Always keep your skin clean by washing your face each day with a gentle liquid cleanser, preferably the cleanser should have Salicylic Acid. Constant washing depletes skin’s moisture level increases oil production and irritates acne.
For acne-prone skin, follow the use of your daily face wash with an application of face toner, a toner that removes organic buildup and dissolves dead skin cells and pore-clogging, oily residues.
Acne treatment products that contain Benzoyl Peroxide reduce acne-causing bacteria; so, after the acne breakout has been controlled, get rid of acne by daily applying a medicated acne lotion. I always use the 10% Benzoyl Peroxide.
Cover your skin with an ultralight, oil free sunscreen whenever you go outside. Sun exposure can provoke greater pore-clogging oil production, and redden or darken existing acne marks and lines, causing acne scarring. Also, it can cause many types of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma).
Always hydrate your body by drinking plenty of water. This can minimize your chance to get acne.
Never pop or pick at blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. You might think you’re clearing pores, but you’re actually spreading bacteria and irritating the skin, worsening the acne.
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