Having Summer Breakouts? Here’s The Guide That Will Help You
The heat is unbearable, and our skin problems are real. “Why does my skin seem to break out more in the summer?” you may ask. Or perhaps you’re feeling like your complexion appears congested and clogged due to this sweltering weather? Don’t worry – you aren’t alone!
Our skins feel dehydrated, just as the Sahara Desert would during these temperatures; it’s no wonder we tend to experience a few issues here and there!
As temperatures soar, so does the prevalence of worry-provoking skin concerns. Heat waves at home and abroad are responsible for this dilemma: overheated skin.
During the summer, your skin naturally faces a higher risk of overheating due to increased evaporation and overstretched/clogged pores. Therefore, it’s essential that you take precautions before applying any spot treatments.
Remember – heat is like kindling for a fire; if not managed correctly, it can quickly get out of control!
Sweating is your body’s way of controlling its temperature, as the evaporation of water on the skin helps cool it down. However, when sweat evaporates from your skin, salts and chemicals stay behind, which can irritate you further. Plus, increased moisture attracts dirt and pollution, which may cause clogged pores – not a pleasant thought!
What are the best methods to soothe heated skin?
1) Lower Your Temperature
In order to quickly lower your body temperature, start by placing a cool towel around the back of your neck or on your forearms. Not only will this feel refreshingly delightful on these hot summer days, but it has also been proven to effectively regulate heat within our bodies.
Additionally, if you have face masks that can be refrigerated or aloe vera gel handy – apply them generously! Just make sure not to overdo it with near-freezing temperatures from the fridge – because too much cold can do more harm than good for your skin’s health.
Be sure to avoid directly applying ice cubes from your freezer onto your face, as this can cause an uncomfortable burn or irritation. If you want a cooling sensation, make certain that it is wrapped in a clean towel before placing it on the skin.
Furthermore, if you are looking for a way to massage with cold spoons or utilize a jade roller, be sure to store these items in the fridge rather than freezing them!
2) Your Skin NEEDS More Hydration
Avoiding heat-related blemishes this summer season requires proper hydration in order to stay healthy. Make sure you drink lots of water, as your body needs replenishment from the water lost by sweating and breathing. Hydrating yourself is essential to keeping a cool, beautiful complexion!
Believe it or not, a basic saline mask, like the Does It All Sheet Mask from 100% PURE, is an economical and uncomplicated method for rehydrating your skin! That’s right – normal salt water (with 0.9% sodium chloride) mirroring the fluid in our bodies makes it less likely that our skin will reject its topical application. Contrary to assumption, toner doesn’t penetrate all layers of the skin; instead, they only hydrate briefly on top before evaporating away. Goodbye, toner… hello saline masks!
By treating your skin with a nourishing normal saline solution face mask, you will be able to capture the moisture that it requires and deserves.
Before you buy a saline solution, take the following into consideration: Ensure that it is considered ‘Normal’ with a balanced sodium chloride concentration of 0.9%. Any other strength may be too harsh and dehydrate your skin. Also, avoid solutions containing added preservatives or those formulated for washing contact lenses, as these could harm delicate facial skin.
After giving your skin a 10-minute soak with the saline solution, make sure to thoroughly rinse off any remaining residue. Failing to do this could cause major irritation and dryness—so it’s an absolutely essential step in keeping your skin healthy!
To make the most of your environment’s humidity, you should incorporate some water-grabbers or humectants in your skincare routine. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin are two excellent choices that can help draw moisture from the surrounding air!
Even if you don’t live somewhere with a high amount of humidity, adding the Rose Hyaluronic Acid Serum to your skin right after a shower before applying moisturizer will help lock it all in for lasting hydration.
Have you ever heard of sebum oxidation? It’s a frequent occurrence that is rarely discussed. In one of our previous posts, we highlighted how lipids (oil) on your face can be damaged by environmental light, heat, UV rays, and pollutants in a process known as lipid peroxidation.
While oil-based skincare products can be beneficial, they also come with some undesirable consequences. P. acnes bacteria thrive in the oily environment created by these products, resulting in redness and irritation caused by an inflammatory response that your skin is triggered to produce. Even worse, oxidation of certain lipids found within sebum (such as squalene) can lead to clogged pores, which further exacerbates any existing issues you may have had with acne or other breakouts before using such a product.
Keep your skin nourished and healthy by incorporating plenty of antioxidants in your diet. Also, make sure to incorporate the Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Potent PM Serum from 100% PURE into your daily routine. It has Vitamins C and E, which are even more effective when used together. Moreover, the Matcha Cleansing Balm and several other products from 100% PURE contain a great selection of superfoods that will give you an extra boost of antioxidants!
The Green Tea Water Bomb Mask can provide your skin with antioxidative and anti-inflammatory benefits. Also, mung bean is a great option, all you need to do is mix mung bean powder with some water until a paste forms, then apply it directly onto your face. Alternatively, soak cotton pads in matcha diluted in water for extra cooling effects – just store the mixture in the refrigerator beforehand!
Not only is drinking green tea known to decrease UVB-caused oxidative damage as well as reduce the expression of collagen-breaking MMPs, but you can also reap a variety of health benefits by incorporating other superfoods like blueberries, walnuts, and red beans! So grab yourself a matcha and load up on nature’s most powerful nutrients.
4) Avoid Overwashing Your Face
You might be enticed to wash your face more often due to the additional sweat, sebum, or clogged pores that accompany summertime. But let’s keep in mind that preserving your skin’s hydration naturally is key! If you cleanse too much, this can disrupt its natural moisture barrier and result in further trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).