Monday, August 26, 2013


Summer; Beach, picnics, cricket, volleyball, sand, water polo, water skiing, surfing and of course care-free hair style, neon polished toes, perfect time to experiment with bright colored lipsticks and eye makeup and with all that.....also comes sticky and gritty skin and of course Juan, George and Roberto aka acne breakout... I try to enjoy my summer without worrying about breaking out so I try to keep Juan, George and Roberto at bay with some of these techniques...

Deep Cleansing
In the Winter, I would opt for a more moisturizing cleanser and switch to a lighter cleanser infused with some type of salicylic acid in it. And yes that goes for your body washes as well, Juan, George and Roberto knows no bounds. Reserve your moisturizing body wash for the winter and switch to an acne-fighting, salicylic infused body wash in the summer time.
**Beach Must Have: One of my favorite from my Summer Skin Care Obsession, Keep a pack of the Garnier Refreshing Remover Cleansing Wipes to remove all that salt, sweat and left over SPF off of your face and re-apply if needed. This is an amazing way to refresh your face.

Don't be afraid to peel
Too much exposure to the sun tend to dull skin. It’s always a great idea to do a light peel and exfoliation. With a plethora of glycolic and salicylic acid products available at salons and/beauty stores for at home, I am sure you won't have any problem finding one that suits you. A good peel helps tighten pores and just refresh the skin in a way that gives you an instant glow that also helps you see a difference right away and they help keep the skin fresh and unclogged.

Choose the right product
Summer definitely calls for more oil-free products as the temperature and humidity level rises. Choose a lightweight oil-free moisturizers and preferably ones with SPF in it or choose an SPF that is gel-based, oil-free and/or suited for acne-prone skin as it is a definite MUST! 

Don't skip the Mask
Incorporating a weekly mask to extract all impurities definitely help in keeping those pesky acne off your face. Choose tea tree oil infused mask or clay mask to combat those incoming problems. Personally, at first sign of a breakout, I usually dab a tea tree oil and spot treatment overnight. Although, one must take extra care when using tea tree oil as it may be too strong for some (I have a funny story from my sister that I can insert here but she would kill me if I do lol), if using for the first time, use it with a carrier oil (vit E oil, jojoba oil or almond oil) to dilute.

Be consistent
Being consistent in following a good skin care regimen to prevent breakout is just as necessary as using SPF.

Clean your tools
Cleaning brushes and other tools that you use often is very important. All that build up on your makeup tools, re-depositing it on your face is a definite bacteria breeding ground for Juan, George and Roberto.

Bonus Tip...
What you wear can/may be affecting your acne appearances... Opt for a lightweight, breathable clothing. Wide-brimmed hats are also your friend as well as Sunglasses. Sheets and pillowcases also needs to be changed regularly as they collect oil, which is a recipe for clogged pores and congested skin;) Enjoy the rest of your summer...

How do you keep your acne at bay?? please comment below or email with any queries, don't forget to socialize with me on twitter, instagram and facebook ......sharing is beauty-ful

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