Acne Treatment by Season

Should Your Acne Treatment Change with the Seasons?

With summer approaching, you might be wondering whether or not you need to make modifications to your usual acne treatment. The answer is yes. Want to know why? We have the answers. Here is some information about why you want to consider using different acne treatment products this summer.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Your acne treatment does depend on your skin tone, texture and whether or not you have oily skin. Since your skin will oftentimes change seasonally, your acne treatment has to change as well.

The skin changes you experience based on the seasons are really dependent on several factors including age, severity of your acne, and the type of skin you have (oily, dry, or combination).

Many acne suffers experience an increase in oil production during the summer months. If this is the case, it might be necessary to use a weekly mask two or three times a week during the summer.

Since you’ll most likely be out in the sun as well during the summer months, you need to find acne-friendly SPF products. Many acne-friendly cosmetics offer SPF protection nowadays, so make sure that you cover your face with protection and not just pigment.

On the other hand, acne treatment products such as Clearasil can make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Always read the labels of your acne treatment products so that you know will know if you should avoid using a product when you plan to be out in the sun a lot.

During the summer months, resist the urge to use toner or astringent repetitively. Even if it cools the skin and makes it feel less “sweaty” it can really dry out your complexion, further aggravating your acne.

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