The summers are a cocktail of fun and good times and the most challenging times for people with acne-prone skins because the heat and the high humidity levels cause increased sweat and oil production in the skin, leading to clogged pores and increased breakouts.
That’s why, after summer, people with acne-prone skin are relieved and think that with the drop in temperature and humidity, the condition of their skin will improve, but this is not always the case.
Cool-weather can have a drying effect on the skin, and when the skin becomes dry, the sebaceous glands (the glands responsible for producing oils to keep the skin moist) produce higher amounts of sebum. Too much sebum – associated with dead skin cells accumulated over the summer – can clog the pores, which then develops into acne.
As the transition from summer to fall is a major cause of breakouts, it is essential to take precautions against acne at first sight of a yellow leaf.
Here are a few recommendations:
INVEST IN A FOAMING DEEP CLEANSER
You can’t prevent your oil glands from producing oil, especially if you have oily skin, but you can use a deep foaming cleanser to help get rid of the excess oil. You should use the cleaner twice a day. However, you should avoid washing the face too often, as it can irritate the skin’s protective barrier, causing irritation and breakouts.
MOISTURIZING IS KEY
Moisturizing may look like a counteractive action against the prevention or treatment of acne, but it is vital in maintaining an acne-free face. Research indicates that acne-prone skins that don’t get moisturized enough can become oiler, causing acne. Lightweight moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid or niacinamide are recommended for use.
KEEP USING YOUR OIL-FREE SUNSCREENS
The onset of fall is not a sign to forsake your sunscreen. Sunscreen is still instrumental in fall as it is in summer and knowing the best one to use is a key factor. Using oil-based sunscreens can cause more harm than good since they tend to suffocate the skin with too much oil and dead skin, thus clogging it.
Mineral-based sunscreens containing titanium oxide and zinc oxide are the best to use to keep your skin protected. They are oil-free and super light, in addition to providing broad-spectrum protection without causing acne.
HYDRATE! HYDRATE! HYDRATE!
They say water is life, and yes, it can save your skin from break out and acne. As we explained earlier, dehydrated skin is prone to acne as the skin produces lots of sebum to compensate for a lack of moisture. You must stay hydrated all the time. Drink plenty of water each day and keep acne at bay.
If these basic steps don’t do the trick, consult your dermatologist to start a professional treatment.
TALK TO YOUR DERMATOLOGIST
According to your needs and skin tolerance, your dermatologist will choose the most appropriate treatment for you.
INNOAESTHETICS proposes a topical treatment that comprises four sessions in-office and a skincare routine to follow at home to achieve longer-lasting results.
The professional treatment combines a peel and a transdermal solution that your dermatologist will perform in alternative sessions if you have non-inflammatory acne or, in the same session, if you have mild-inflammatory acne.
The follow-up at home includes a non-greasy and non-comedogenic facial cleanser INNO-DERMA® Deep Cleanser
Two therapeutic creams, INNO-DERMA® AKN Day Gel and INNO-DERMA® AKN β PURIFIER Night Gel,
Specific sunblock for oily and acne-prone skin, INNO-DERMA® Sunblock Oily Skin SPF 50+.