Keep your skin blemish-free even in summer’s stickiest weather!
It’s August. You’re hot, sticky, sweaty and you can almost feel your skin breaking out! While perspiration does have a good side—i.e. regulating body temperature—it can also contribute to breakouts on your face, chest, arms, or back, especially if your skin is acne-prone.
Research suggests that sweat doesn’t cause acne, but it does play a role. The salts in sweat can aggravate acne-prone skin, and when sweat is left on the face or body, bacteria can work into pores and contribute to breakouts.
So, what can you do? There are several common sense recommendations that can help prevent summer breakouts:
Wear loose clothing so that moisture and bacteria aren’t constantly in direct contact with your skin. Also, avoid clothing or bags and backpacks that cause friction, which can also lead to breakouts.
Shower as soon as possible after a long, hot day, and exfoliate your skin using a body scrub such as Spa Touch Body Scrub in French Lavender, which has natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Use an over-the-counter acne regimen that contains pore-cleansing salicylic acid—especially if you’re prone to breakouts. Dermatologist-tested Beyond Belief Acne Treatment System is a non-irritating and non-drying trio of products—cleanser, toner, and moisturizer—formulated to absorb excess oil and remove pore-clogging impurities. Treat the areas where you’ve experienced breakouts, such as face, back, chest, and upper arms.
Apply a deep-cleansing mask at least once a week. Suitable for all skin types, Purist Naturals Rosemary Refining Masque is a natural, aromatic treatment that cleanses and refines pores without over-drying skin.
Try a natural, mineral-based makeup, which is oil free and absorbent. Femme Couture Mineral Effects Pressed Makeup helps conceal flaws, minimizes pores, and feels weightless. The pressed-powder compact makes it easy to touch up makeup throughout the day with no mess!