Skincare Tips for Acne-Prone Skin in Summer
by Bettina Miski on Jul 19, 2023
Ah, summer—the sun, the beach, and unfortunately, the potential for even more oil and breakouts. But no need to worry! With the proper skincare routine and a little extra care, you can keep those breakouts at bay and enjoy a radiant, blemish-free complexion all season long even if you have oily or acne-prone skin. Here are 7 skincare tips to get you ready and confident in your skin!
1. No Need To Skip Oil Cleansing
Cleansing is the most important step in keeping the skin and pores clean. And that’s especially true during the sweatier times. Those with oily skin tend to stay away from products with oil. But the truth is, oil is the most effective in actually breaking down any excess oil, sweat, dirt, and residue! Opt for a gentle formulation like the Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil that’s rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that will help strengthen your skin’s barrier.
2. Double Cleanse
After an oil cleanser, always follow up with foam or gel cleanser to remove all the remaining residue of the oil and dirt the previous cleanser broke down. For acne-prone skin, always pick a non-stripping gentle cleanser to avoid any additional irritation to your skin. The COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is popular for a reason. Its gentle and pH-balanced formula effectively cleanses your face and pores without stripping away the skin’s natural oils. For a different cleansing experience, By Wishtrend’s Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash could also be a great go-to addition to an oily skin care routine. Its two main elements are great at deeply cleansing the pores, helping control excess oil, and soothing inflammation.
3. Stick To Lightweight
The fact that your skin is oily, doesn’t mean it doesn’t need moisturizer to hydrate! Hydration is crucial for all skin types. The key is to keep your go-to product lightweight and oil-free for the summer to avoid clogging the pores. Luckily there are many options like this on the market. Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream being one of them. It locks in moisture and promotes deep hydration without any greasy feeling. Absorbs quickly and has no sticky finish, so perfect for even humid days! Or if you want something even more refreshing on the skin, opt for a gel formulation like the non-comedogenic Fundamental Water Gel Cream.
4. Look For The Term “Non-Comedogenic”
Now that we mentioned it above, when looking for new skincare and makeup items, keep your eyes on those labeled "non-comedogenic." These products are specially formulated to prevent pore blockages and breakouts.
5. Be Very Gentle With Exfoliation
We all know that exfoliation helps to get rid of dead skin cells and unclog pores, but for acne-prone skin, it's essential not to overdo it and to be gentle. Just like with cleansing. Because if you strip the natural oils away from your skin, you will irritate and force your skin to generate more oils, potentially resulting in even more acne. I'm From Fig Scrub Mask is a great option for a delicate exfoliating experience. Without any harshness, it softly dissolves dead skin cells and removes impurities with its fig powder and black sugar ingredients.
6. Clay Is a Great Friend
Clay is game-changer for acne-prone, oily skin during the summer months. This ingredient work wonders in absorbing excess oil, unclogging pores, and drawing out impurities that can lead to breakouts. One great option is to use a clay mask every few days to leave your skin feeling smooth and revitalized. Their powerful sebum control properties make it an excellent addition to your summer skincare routine.
7. Don't Forget Sun Protection
Many people leave with the misconception that sunscreen clogs the pores, but SPF is a non-negotiable step in any skincare routine. especially for acne-prone skin. Opt for lightweight, or watery formulations to avoid stickiness. And you can even find products out there that are mixed with great skincare ingredients like ceramides and peptides that will actually help fight acne. Just keep in mind not to compromise the broad-spectrum protection against harmful UV rays!
Following these tips and finding the right products, you'll be armed to face the summer confidently! So get ready to enjoy the sun-kissed days while keeping breakouts away.