While winter skincare has us exfoliating and hiding under layers of rich creams, it’s time to dial down the weight of our products, as well as the heat. We don’t want to do everything different—we want to be intentional about our choices and create a blissful summer routine. Here’s what not to do for acne-prone skin this summer:
Oil and balm cleansers
The hot hot heat makes us think the moisture is rapidly evaporating from our skin, but for those that are prone to breakouts, heavy moisturizers might actually be suffocating our pores and trapping in oil, sweat, and grime.
Make the switch to a light and fresh gel moisturizer that plumps up cells without adding weight.
We get it, sunscreen feels so greasy and heavy, especially on acne prone skin in the summer. However, those long days out in harmful UV takes a toll on our skin, and not just later down the line. It can exacerbate breakouts, deepen redness, and aggravate our barrier if not properly protected.
Try a featherweight, silky, serum-like SPF that doesn’t sit on top of the skin and create that oily layer, but rather sinks in for a nutrient barrier.
We exfoliated that dry, flaky skin all winter and we are ready to settle into our summer dewy glow. But, we should still stay on our exfoliation game to help clear out blocked pores and blackheads, making sure our skin is healthy and fresh enough to absorb our lighter weight products.
Try a gentle enzyme mask once a week to eat away at dead skin and debris without dangerously stripping our protective barrier.