Summer Acne: Tips To Combat Summer Acne For Men
Summer season is here and this hot and humid weather has started paving the way for skin concerns like acne, irritated skin, and more. Even though acne can occur throughout the year, it becomes more prevalent during this season. Men, in particular, find it extremely challenging to combat pimples in summer. Summer acne can occur due to multiple reasons such as gym sweat, sweat caused due to daily commute, or even by simply touching your face with your unwashed hands. However, with these simple tips and tricks, men can control and prevent pimples in summer.
Tips to control summer acne
• Cleanse your skin at least twice a day
Sweating is normal during summers amongst men and women both. The natural act of sweating aids in controlling body temperature. However, excess sweat can clog the pores and cause summer acne outbreaks. As a result, it is essential to keep the skin clean and dry by washing the face with a gentle cleanser twice a day. Wash your face again if you hit the gym. To avoid summer acne, ensure that you pat the towel on your face gently after cleansing and do not rub it harshly.
Avoid using the soap that you use on your body for your face. They are usually harsh and can strip off the natural oils and cause excess summer acne. We recommend using the Acno Fight Anti Pimple Face Wash that suits all skin types including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin. It is infused with Salicylic acid and Herba repair that combats acne, provides oil control, and gets rid of blackheads efficiently.
• Replace your regular moisturiser with an oil-free one
Let’s get this straight, if you think skipping a moisturiser during the summer season is acceptable, it is not! You need to moisturise your skin all year round. However, you have to ensure that you use the right one according to the weather. Your regular moisturiser may not help get rid of summer acne breakouts. You should use a moisturiser that is lightweight and has multiple benefits. This will prevent causing excess oil and will give your skin the hydration it needs. To nourish your skin and get rid of pimples in summer you can use the Acno Fight Pimple Clearing Brightening Cream which gives you acne-free skin and brightens it at the same time. It is infused with Salicylic acid and Herba repair that prevents the clogging of pores. It also reduces redness, soothes your skin along with clearing summer acne.
• Use a sunscreen
Sun exposure can worsen summer acne breakouts by drying out the skin causing inflammation. To shield the skin from damaging UV rays, it is essential to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Look for oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreens, and generously apply them 20–30 minutes before going outside. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more frequently if you're sweating or swimming. We recommend using the Bright Complete Vitamin C Serum Cream with SPF 40/PA +++ which gives optimal sun protection along with moisturising your skin. This serum cream is infused with yuzu lemon extract and 3X Vitamin C that fades away dark spots. This cream has SPF 40/PA +++ that protects your skin from sun damage and brightens it in no time.
• Watch your diet
Eating oily, sugary and refined food all the time can flare up your summer acne. Avoid eating food that causes constipation which in turn leads to acne. Ensure that you watch your diet and eat more of citrus fruits, sprouts and foods that are rich in fibre. Here’s our take on 5 foods that can cause pimples and oily skin.
• Avoid touching your face
Along with following these above tricks, you should also avoid touching your face. Touching your face can aggravate the presence of oil. You can spread oil from one part of your face to another. This clogs your pores and leads to causing pimples in summer.
Follow the above tips and tricks to combat summer acne and keep your skin healthy throughout the season. However, if your acne flares up even after following the above tips, you should consider visiting a dermatologist. Explore through the wide range of Garnier Men products and build the right skincare routine this summer.