Summer can present its own set of challenge when it comes to skin care, especially for oily or acne-prone skin. Anyone with oily skin knows that the heat, humidity, and sweat on top of makeup can be extremely uncomfortable and create havoc on the skin. But not to worry; there are plenty of ways to beat the summer weather with these helpful skin care tips for those out there battling oily skin.
1. Change Cleansers
Cleanser is cleanser, right? It should work in any season. Wrong. One of the lesser-known skin care tips for those with oily prone skin is that you might need to change up your cleanser during the summer to an acne-fighting cleanser even if you aren’t prone to breakouts. Acne cleanser contain salicylic acid, which helps get rid of excess oil and sebum so you’re less likely to be oily throughout the day. Salicylic acid is also known for keeping pores clean and gently exfoliating dead skin.
2. Wear the Right Kind of Sunscreen
If you think your sunscreen is contributing to your oil problem, it might be because you’re using the wrong kind. Try a mineral-based sunscreen that is mattifying and contains micronized zinc. This will keep you protected all day long and help to keep the oil at bay longer throughout the day.
3. Keep It Simple
Another reason you’re experiencing a lot of oil throughout the day is because you’re applying too much product or too many products. Try breaking your daily routine down to cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, and eye cream.
4. Exfoliate Weekly
Exfoliating is an important part of any skin care routine. It’s especially important for oily skin types to help control oil production, get rid of dead skin cells, prevent clogged pores, and help skin better absorb any other oil-controlling products you might be using. Look for gentle exfoliators that won’t over dry your skin.
5. Skip Your Foundation
The idea of wearing heavy makeup during summer is about as appealing as wearing a parka in 100-degree weather. Many full coverage formulas can look and feel heavy, and they melt into your pores and end up clogging them. Instead, switch to a mineral sunscreen or tinted moisturizer.
6. Change Your Moisturizer
You’ve changed your cleanser, but it’s also important that you change your moisturizer as well. The thick, creamy formulas for winter are going to be too heavy for summer. Look for something that is gel or water-based and tailored to oily skin with ingredients like hyaluronic acid which will hydrate the skin at a molecular level.
7. Schedule A Skin Treatment
Once a month during the summer, schedule a skin treatment or talk to a skin expert about what you can be doing for you skin to help control the oil. At Zochowski Plastic Surgery in Columbus, OH, we offer professional grade skin care that is capable of soothing irritated skin and clogged pores, acne breakouts, and control oil production. Personalize your skin care by calling (614) 490-7500 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.