The Regimen

Summer-Proof Skin Against Acne Triggers

Summer is supposed to be carefree, but if you have oily or acne-prone skin, the season can bring more stress than ease. The heat and humidity during the warmer months can lead to increased sebum production and clogged pores. Additionally, sweat can mix with dirt and oil and dead cells in pores to make clogging worse. Here are five simple strategies to put overactive pores back into vacation mode so you can sail through summer with a clear complexion and radiant glow.


5 Essential Tips for Clear Summer Skin


1. Make sure products are noncomedogenic and nourishing

    Opt for lightweight, water-based moisturizers, sunscreens, and cleansers to keep your skin hydrated without adding unnecessary oils. Our Green Tea Cleanser is excellent for keeping oil under control while getting a boost of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection against harsh summer UV. For more acne-fighting muscle, move up to antibacterial, gently resurfacing Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Wash or Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Exfoliating Cleanser.

    Summer heat, chlorine, and saltwater can leave even oily skin feeling stressed and dehydrated. Aloe, sea algae, green tea, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid are excellent ingredients for replenishing without adding oil. Find them all in our Totaloe hydrating gel.

    2. Reach for Daily Repair Pads on the regular.

      Our Vogue editors’ favorite Daily Repair Pads are a lifesaver for combatting oily skin on the go. These textured, multi-acid pads infused with mandelic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid, plus niacinamide and zinc peptides, remove excess oil and dead cells to keep pores clear while also killing acne bacteria. Use them as part of your daily regimen and toss in your gym bag or purse for a quick refresh on the go to keep skin shine-free and flare-up-proof.

      3. Use Sulfur Cay Mask 2-3 times a week.

      Sulfur Clay Mask is the deep-cleaning, pore-minimizing, texture-refining, acne-fighting, must-have mask of the summer. Sulfur is a natural exfoliant and anti-microbial agent that sloughs off dead skin cells, kills acne bacteria, and helps reduce skin oiliness. Mineral-rich bentonite clay acts as a detoxifier drawing out impurities to decongest and refine pores. Salicylic acid peels dead cells and debris from the pore and reduces inflammation.

      Use Sulfur Clay Mask once or twice a week to keep your skin looking smooth, clear, blackhead-free, and glowingly healthy.

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      4. Avoid heavy foundations.

        Heavy foundations can trap sweat and clog pores. Choose lightweight, oil-free, or mineral-based foundations that allow your skin to breathe. Better yet, forget the foundation. Instead, try mixing mineral powder with our featherlight, noncomedogenic Day Treatment Lotion SPF 15 for sheer, natural coverage while keeping skin protected from UV damage.

        5. Get a monthly deep-cleansing professional facial.

          Professional deep-cleansing facial treatments can work wonders for acne-prone skin during the summer. Regular monthly facials help unclog pores, remove dead skin cells, and promote healthier skin. A skilled esthetician can tailor the treatment to your specific skin needs, using techniques like extractions and exfoliation to keep acne under control. These facials not only minimize breakouts but also leave your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized. Find a Vivant skin care professional in your area.


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