Ask the Skincare Expert: How Can I Stop my Skin From Breaking Out in the Summer?

During the summer, the weather is hot and humid making us prone to sweating more especially around the hairline and forehead. This sweat and elements from the outdoors can be a recipe for bacteria to build up in the pores and cause breakouts. However, with a few changes in your skincare routine for the season, you can help your skin to stay clear.

Switch to Mineral Makeup

Switching to mineral makeup is a good idea for your skin no matter what time of the year it is. However, if you are currently using a foundation or powder that contains silicones or mineral oils switching to a mineral makeup could help your skin to stay clearer in the summer months. Mineral makeup can be a better option for those who will be more active and outside during the hotter months and may even need a way to control excess oil production. Here at Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer the complete line of Jane Iredale Cosmetics as well as makeup consultations to help you find your perfect color match.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

Exfoliating year round is super important for keeping pores clear as well as keeping the surface of your skin smooth. During the summer, oils, makeup, as well as sunblock, can congest your pores and cause breakouts. Adding in a product that contains some sort of AHA or BHA’s will help break down the materials clogging your pores as well as promoting cell turnover.  PCA, SkinCeuticals, and ZO Medical are professional skin care lines offered at Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center  that are well known for their selection of targeted serums that address signs of aging as well as acne.

Find a Sunblock that Blocks the Sun, Not Your Pores

Just like you have separate moisturizers for your face and body, it is important to do the same with sunblock. Finding a sunblock that is suited for the skin on the face is very important so that it is formulated to not clog the pores. PCA, Skinceuticals, and ZO Medical all offer a few options for sun protection so you are sure to find a product that works with your routine and skin type. You can easily use a sunblock by any of these brands all over the body but it is not recommended that you use less skin friendly versions from the drugstore on your face.

If you are experiencing problem skin during this summer season, contact Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

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