Simple Summer Skin Tips for Oily Breakout Prone Skin
What is your definition of healthy summer skin? Typically I envision matte skin with a splash of highlight kissing the cheekbones. However, living in the hot, humid south during the summer months can challenge achieving this. So, let’s talk about some essential skincare habits you can adopt this season to attain flawless summer skin.
Cleanse Your Way To Healthy Summer Skin
When it comes to cleansing oily skin types, foam and gel cleansers reign supreme, these types of cleansers are designed to dissolve oil and leave the skin’s surface clean without overdrying. For example, the Clarity RX Cleanse Daily Vitamin Infused Cleanser is a gentle and effective gel cleanser that doesn’t contain harsh detergents, such as sulfates, that can dry out the skin. Whereas the Burt’s Bee’s Skin Nourishment Foaming Cleanser provides a soft, cushiony lather to help dirt, impurities, and oil slide off the skin. Whether you choose a gel-based cleanser or an airy foam cleanser will depend on which texture and feel you prefer. Remember that you should avoid over-cleansing the face since this will increase oil production. Instead, stick to cleansing the face in the morning and evening before bed.
Absorb & Balance Excess Oil
The next step in your summer skin routine includes using a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates and absorbs excess oil. During the summer months, you will find that light gel-based moisturizers and oil-free lotions feel the best on your skin. The Versed Dew Point gel-cream provides lightweight hydration in an easy-to-absorb gel that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. On the other hand, the Aveda Botanical Kinetics Oil Control Lotion is designed to absorb and minimize oil.
Furthermore, if you’re choosing to wear make-up, priming your skin and setting your make-up prevents afternoon meltdown. The E.L.F Oil Control Primer Mist provides a lightweight infusion of ingredients designed to mattify and prime the skin for makeup application. To preserve your makeup look, use a setting spray such as the Milani Make It Last Matte Charcoal Setting Spray to lock your makeup in place for up to 16 hours. Thus, allowing you to achieve fresh, matte, and flawless summer skin.
Defeat Acne with Targeted Skincare
Managing breakouts caused by acne or excess oil production is challenging during the summer. However, focusing on quality skin care products that treat acne-prone skin is beneficial. And while it may be tempting to purchase a skincare kit full of medicated skin care products, it could be counterproductive.
Using nothing but medicated skincare products can dry out your skin and contribute to irritation and inflammation. However, infusing medicated products into your regimen is much more effective and decreases adverse reactions. In other words, stick to a basic skincare routine and integrate essential targeted products into your regimen.
This could mean using a medicated cleanser in the evening after removing your makeup for the day. The Image Clear Cell Salicylic Gel Cleanser contains salicylic acid to gently exfoliate pores and decrease oil production. It is also beneficial because it can help heal and prevent breakouts. You may also opt to use a treatment serum after you cleanse. The Versed Just Breathe Clarifying Serum treats breakouts, decreases inflammation, and unclogs pores.
Don't Crowd Your Pores
Make-up is a fun way to express yourself and complete your daily look. But you want to ensure that you’re choosing makeup products that won’t clog your pores and contribute to breakouts. Lightweight foundations infused with acne-fighting medication are your best friends. The ELF Acne Fighting Foundation contains salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and witch hazel. Combining these ingredients works to treat current breakouts and prevent future ones. On the other hand, if you’re opposed to the liquid foundation, you can opt to use a powder or mineral foundation. The Bare Minerals Loose Powder Matte Foundation allows you to customize your coverage from light to full and provides a flawless matte finish.
Prioritize At Home Spa Days
Prioritize skin health by giving yourself regular mini-facials. Set aside time weekly for exfoliation and applying a face mask. Proper exfoliation is beneficial because it removes skin cell build-up, dulling the skin and contributing to breakouts.
An example of a beneficial exfoliating product is the Aveda Outer Peace Acne Relief Pads. They are mess-free treatment pads that you can easily massage over the skin and concentrate on problem areas.
In addition to exfoliation, nourishing the skin with a mask ensures excess oil is absorbed, pores are detoxified, and skin is refined. Key ingredients to look for in masks are kaolin and bentonite clay. These two clays help purify pores and absorb excess oil. The Clarity RX Rehab Mediterranean Detoxifying Mud Mask is perfect for decongesting clogged pores and healing active blemishes without drying out the skin.
Consistency Is The Key
When achieving beautiful summer skin, creating a sustainable skincare routine is vital. The more consistent you are regarding your skin health, your skin will look and feel better. These simple steps allow you to manage oily, breakout-prone skin during the hot summer months.