Summer is a fantastic time – the lazy days, the shorts and sundresses and the fun next to the pool or at the beach. But what should you keep in mind to enjoy healthy, acne-free skin this summer? As skincare specialists, we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-follow tips that’ll have you glowing for all the right reasons.
1. Stay soap-free.
Always use skincare products that are soap-free and perfectly balanced with a pH of 5.5 to protect and strengthen your acid mantle, your skin’s outer layer. We’ve developed a Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Bar and a Sebamed Clear Face Anti-bacterial Cleansing Foam that specifically cleanse away excess oil and fight acne.
2. No oil or emulsion-based products.
Even if you have acne-prone skin, it can still be dehydrated, dry and rough; thus, you need to moisturise after cleansing. Just remember to always use oil-free products (moisturiser and makeup) to avoid more pimples in the long-run. Try our Sebamed Clear Face Mattifying Cream or Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel – they are oil-free but filled with elements to keep your skin soft and supple.
3. Assess your routine.
The right routine can work wonders for your skin.
4. Do not over cleanse.
Yes, that can happen. It’s not just the products you use that can damage your acid mantle, but also how often you clean. Twice a day (morning and evening) is perfect.
5. Be gentle.
Scrubbing too hard when you wash your face can cause serious damage to your acid mantle; so remember to be gentle. Always.
6. Stay away from pimples.
It might be very tempting, but by picking at and squeezing your pimples, you risk damaging your skin’s pore lining, which allows more bacteria to enter the skin. Instead, use Sebamed Clear Face Spot Control Gel when you see a pimple forming.
7. Find the freshness.
Eat plenty of fresh fruit and veggies and drink lots of water. By enjoying healthy food, you flush toxins out of your system. Best of all, you’ll feel (and look) healthy.
8. Exercise and enjoy the fresh air.
Being active (even a little) stimulates your blood circulation and metabolism, which helps keep your skin radiant.
This one might be easier said than done (especially this time of the year), but your skin and soul will love you for it. When you’re stressed, you release chemicals in your brain that make the sebaceous glands produce more oil and induce pimples.
Turn to the Sebamed Clear Skin range to keep your skin acne-free this summer! It’s perfectly balanced at pH 5.5 and is soap and oil-free. Shop online or at Dis-Chem or Clicks.