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How to protect acne-prone skin during summer?

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If you have acne-prone skin, we know it can be your worst enemy. Living in the city, with high levels of pollution and humidity can be a factor that causes skin irritation, inflammation, or acne blemishes.

During summer, acne-prone skin needs more attention and care. In the article below, we will help you build an effective skincare routine and offer you important tips that keep blackheads and whiteheads away from your face and body.

Summer acne

Unfortunately, during summer, you might see that your acne increases. That happens because you expose our skin to sun rays. And the more you sweat, the higher the chances of getting acne. Also, your sebum glands produce more oils during summer days. Combined with humidity, your skin is greasier. This encourages dust and bacterial deposits that clog your pores and lead to infection and inflammation. Therefore, during the hot season, you will experience more whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. Environmental factors and weather conditions are the main factors that influence this affection.

However, summer acne is not the only skin problem you can develop during summer. Sun exposure can cause discolorations and burns that affect the appearance of your skin.

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Skincare advice for acne-prone skin during summer

Unfortunately, during summer, pimples tend to appear not only on your face but also on your shoulders, back, and chest. However, there are a few things you can do to improve the skin aspect. Your skincare routine should include a few steps, especially if you want to see immediate results.

  • Use a cleanser! The first thing you need to do is to wash your face two times a day. It is the most simple and effective way to keep dust, sweat and bacteria away from your pores.
    Keeping your face clean is the best practice you should follow. However, overwashing it might be harmful to your skin, and you can end up making it feel and look dry. Taking a shower is another thing you should do every time you are exercising, going to the gym, and sweating. Bathing immediately will help your skin and will reduce clogged pores and the possibility of getting acne.
  • Choose proper products for your skin! During summer, your skincare routine should consist of lightweight creams, serums, and lotions. Your products should also have non-comedogenic ingredients because they won’t clog pores. Another tip for maintaining your skin’s health is avoiding products containing alcohol or fragrances. Skin creams that are not greasy are the best when fighting acne during summer.
  • Wash your head as often as needed! By doing so, you can get rid of acne that develops on the line of your forehead. By removing the dirt and other particles from your hair and scalp, you can easily prevent acne that appears in this area.
  • Be careful when exposing yourself to sun rays! Staying in the sunlight is a great natural source of vitamin D. Therefore, controlled exposure is recommended, but you need to make sure you stay away from the sun during its peak hours. This will make you sweat abundantly and might cause more harm than good.
  • Each time you go outside, use sunscreen with a high SPF! Also, make sure you also wear a hat. Reapply the product after you bathe or take a swim to avoid sunburn. If you’re struggling with irritations or inflammation caused by acne, sunscreen can be your best friend during summer. Sun exposure can worsen these symptoms, but sunscreen will offer you proper protection.
  • Remember to exfoliate your skin! When you have acne-prone skin, make sure you go for a gentle exfoliator. It has so many beneficial effects because it prevents clogged pores, and it helps you get rid of all dead skin cells that create buildups. If you want to go for natural products, you can opt for a coffee scrub.
  • Also, during summer, specialists recommend you use fewer products. Consider doing a mask only once a week if you don’t want to overload your skin.
  • Leave your pimples alone! We know how annoying they can be and that sometimes they tend to appear in the center of your face. But you need to succumb to this temptation and leave them at peace. You will end up with inflammation and probably an infection. Sometimes you can even extend their life and make them look worse.
  • Use the best treatment and therapies for your skin type and to reduce acne and acne scars.

When you are struggling with acne-prone skin the best thing to do to maintain its is to be gentle. Make sure you do not include any products into your skincare routine that might cause this reaction.

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Treatments for acne that are ideal for summer

At Skinglow Clinic we offer several treatments for acne and acne scars. Because this condition affects not only your face but other parts of your body like your back and chest, we are offering the right therapies for your condition. The treatment clears your skin from black and whiteheads and helps with buildups and balancing oil production.

The treatment lasts about an hour and uses the microneedling procedure. The therapy is based on a device with disposable microscopic needles. They penetrate your skin and stimulate the tissue to produce new collagen. The therapy is ideal for people who want to repair scarred skin and improve acne lesions.

Microneedling treatment is safe, and non-surgical, with promising results. Consult one of our specialists and plan together a treatment plan. Considering your issues, the aspect of your skin, and sensibilities, our skincare specialist will explain the whole procedure and tell you more about the number of sessions you need to attend.

It would be best if you remembered that every therapy or treatment received in a skincare clinic must be supported by a proper skincare routine at home. So make sure you follow all the recommendations given by the practitioner.

Where to get treatment for acne?

Skinglow Clinic is one of the best places in London where are you you can find a cure for acne. You don’t have to be alone in this struggle! Our specialists have more than 20 years of experience in the aesthetics field and will develop a treatment plan according to your needs and issues.

Our clinic is a safe and clean space where you will feel comfortable each time you are getting your therapies. Our staff is friendly and ready to give you all the information you need in your journey against acne. Moreover, each session comes with personalised recommendations for your skincare routine.

Contact us to book an appointment or to find out more about our treatments and therapies. You can also visit us in London, 216 Kensington Park Rd, Notting Hill.

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