If you’re like me there is one thing that you dread about Summer. It’s probably not what you think. Like most of us, I like Summer because I am a preSummer baby. As a result, I love barbecues, pool parties, snow cones, and patio wine dates. It all sounds good, right?
It’s all great until the first official day of Summer hits and you feel like a meteor swooped through and dropped within 50 feet of your face. That’s when you’re reminded that Summer isn’t all that great sometimes. When you have oily skin, the humidity in certain parts of the world will refresh your memory of that fact really quick!
I am going to share with you a few ways that you can treat oily skin in the Summertime. If you follow these tips, you will likely experience less frustration when the humidity decides to play cruel games with your skin. Make sure that you are protecting your skin, also by using sunscreen. I am giving tips to prevent extreme oiliness, but that doesn’t necessarily protect again the dangers of skin burn from the heat.
If you have oily skin, there are three main things that you can do to prevent too much oil secretion in your face that can lead to clogged pores and acne. Following these steps can help reduce your chances of breakouts.
First, make sure that you’re washing your face every day. This is a very important step in the skincare process. If it’s really hot, wash your face in the morning and at night before bed. Not washing your face allows oiliness to build and sit causing pores to clog and acne bumps to form.
Next, use some sort of clay mask on your skin at least once per week. You should not need to use a clay mask more than twice per week. If you’re using the right products, then once per week should be enough. Clay masks usually smooth your skin and absorb all of the excess oil in the skin. Great way to create balance in the skin.
Lastly, moisturize. It’s really simple. You should use an oil-free moisturizer in the am and before bed. You should not use alcohol-based products. I would recommend water-based products. These will not dry out your skin. You want to create the right balance.