Summer is the season to slip into your pretty sundresses. However, too much sun exposure can cause sudden acne breakouts, which might ruin the season for you. Excessive sweating aggravates the problem especially among people with sensitive skin. Cosmetologist Dr Megha Shah lists the following tips to help you beat summer acne like a pro:
Say no to acnegenic foods
No matter how often you crave for those ice creams, chocolates, cakes, and pizzas if you want to take control over your acne say no to sugars and refined flour. Certain sea-foods and fatty food can also flare up acne.
Avoid food that causes constipation
A fibre-rich diet including citrus fruits, melons and sprouts work wonders for your gut. A properly functioning excretory system prevents constipation and results in a clean, clear face.
Watch that cleansing routine
During summers, a lot of dirt and oil gets accumulated on the face; do not forget to wash your face at least twice a day. Use a good exfoliant once a week to shed off dead skin and clean your pores gently. You have to be an ardent follower of a cleansing routine to banish acne during summers. A salicylic acid-based facemask is great to sooth your acne-prone skin. Tea tree oil is also great to avoid acne.
Change your moisturizer
Moisturizing your skin in summers is as important as moisturizing it in winters. Therefore, choosing the right lotion is a big task! Always go for gel-based lotions that don’t make your skin greasy. A non-comedogenic product (that doesn’t clog your pores) should be selected to avoid acne.
Look out for specific Ingredients in your products
Retinol, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide are some great ingredients to control acne especially in summers. A regular application of night cream with any of these products is a good idea.
Early treatment is the key
In case you feel that acne has aggravated beyond your control, you should visit a dermatologist immediately. Depending on the severity of the problem the doctor will suggest advanced procedures like peels that replenish your skin from within or laser treatment such as non invasive Venus Viva that can support curing active acne and associated flaws.
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