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3 Proven Ways to Banish Summer Acne

summer acne

As much as we love summer, it can bring out the worst in our skin. While our skin is sweating in the gorgeous heat, sunscreen and sweat are blocking our pores, leading to a build-up of nasties and eventually, breakouts. Add our evening makeup to the mix, and that's some serious effort for your skin to pore-purge effectively without an intervention. Here are 3 proven ways to banish summer acne.

1. Step up your cleansing routine.

Cleanse before and after an activity that has you sweating such as gym sessions, beach days, or walking around the city. Cleansing post-sweating helps remove dirt, bacteria, pollution, and other nasties so that your skin can expel sweat and sunscreen more efficiently. Finish your morning and evening routine with a light, oil-free moisturizer that keeps skin hydrated without blocking pores. Opt for a richer evening moisturizer packed with antioxidants that help deeply hydrate repair skin damage.

2. Exfoliation is king!

Step up exfoliation to 2-3 times a week during the summer to help remove dead skin cells and keep pores squeaky clean.

3. Toner time.

The right toner for your skin type can wipe away any leftover dirt, makeup or residue which otherwise builds up and blocks pores. Many acne sufferers swear by Pixi Glow Tonic which exfoliates and purifies skin with an acne-fighting superhero, Glycolic Acid.

How do you switch up your skincare game in the summer to keep your skin bright and clear? Tweet me @lorenridinger.