Summer is acne’s favorite season. In addition to heat and humidity, sweat is a major contributor to making sure that blemishes have the perfect conditions to throw some serious wrenches in your plans.
So what’s the best way to stay breakout free this summer? Manage sweat and change up your skin routine so you can prevent pimples before they start.
When it’s hot outside, you’re your body temperature rises due to exercise, your body perspires as a means to cool off. Sweat happens all over the body, including the face. But, it’s not the act of sweating that actually leads to breakouts. In fact, it’s how the sweat interacts with other irritants that can block pores.
Sweat makes your skin moist, making it easier for debris to stick to your skin and get into pores. Also, when sweat lingers on the skin for long periods of time (like in humid conditions), it can facilitate bacteria growth, causing painful pimples and breakouts.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to just stop sweating. It’s an important bodily process that all of us need. Thankfully, though, you can stop sweat from causing acne breakouts on your skin. Here are some tips:
If you are outside a lot this summer or live in a humid climate, it’s important to stick to an effective skincare ritual with light moisturizers and oil control. At Hale, we recommend washing your face twice a day and performing a light wash of your problem areas after any sweat inducing activity.
To control acne, your skin care ritual should include:
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