With March marking the beginning of Spring, most of us will be looking forward to our skin returning to its glorious hydrated state. However, the initial change in weather can cause a riff in our skincare routine and for anyone who suffers with acne, monitoring your skin is key because you may suffer with breakouts. They say spring is the perfect time to scrub your skin and free your pores of any dirt, even though we are constantly advised on consistency, this is the time to experiment with new products that you may benefit from.
As the weather gets warmer and humidity heightens oil and grease can get trapped feeling heavy, clogging your pores. Acne breakouts happen when the sweat mixes with bacteria, so you must find oil- free products and ones with ingredients that are going to help you tackle it. Firstly, try switching to an oil- free or water-based product this will help control excess sebum;
Dermalogica Active Moist is a lightweight, oil- free moisturiser that contains silk amino acids and plant extracts that will improve texture as well as tackling dehydration without aggravating your skin or blemishes. It’s a soft, easy to apply formula and a great one to try out.
Clinique Acne- Blemish Solution Correcting Serum is a gentle oil-free formula which is designed for adult skin types that are experiencing breakouts along with lines and wrinkles. This serum clears skin leaving it hydrated and fresh for the day.
Secondly for a deeper clean and treatment of acne look for products that contain Salicylic Acid;
Alba Botanica Acne Oil Control Lotion; Is a mattifying oil- free lotion with max strength 2% salicylic acid. This gives you visibly clearer complexion leaving your skin smooth, fresh, oil-free and plump.
Burt’s Bees Anti- Blemish Purifying Daily Cleanser contains salicylic acid which is scientifically proven to penetrate pores, clearing bacteria which can cause outbreaks and any excess oil without drying out your skin or leaving it irritated.
Lastly an ingredient that would be to look for glycolic acid;
The Ren Skincare Radiance Micro Polish Cleanse; Is a gentle two-in-one foaming cream cleanser which washes away dirt and makeup while micro beads of Amber Powder buff away dead skin cells and polish your skins surface leaving it brighter and healthier.
Elemental Herbology Vital Glow Overnight Resurfacing Cream is an awarding winning restorative cream, containing Malic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid it dramatically helps cell turnover, reduction in blemishes, pigmentation and imperfections. This product will deliver a healthy and radiant glow if you feel your skin is needing a boost.
Hopefully this has been helpful, some tips to remember if you aren’t already; cleanse at least twice a day, don’t scrub your skin as it can cause irritation and treat yourself to some skin friendly foods such as blueberries, tomatoes and fatty fish’s and then your skin will be flawless for summer!