Have you found acne/breakouts appearing more than usual?
Summertime can be quite challenging for extra breakouts and for our acne sufferers. This could be due to the exceptional heat and humidity we have had this summer. It can cause our body to sweat more than normal which causes our pores to become more clogged, which means more dreaded spots!
On top of this, we also have the extra challenge keeping those breakouts at bay as we are all wearing a mask for most of the day. Yes, of course we need to protect ourselves and others and do our bit, but we can also help to protect our skin from additional clogging and breakouts.
How can you unclog those pores?
We recommend to ensure you double cleanse your skin daily and treat your skin to a Microdermabrasion treatment once a month.
There are great benefits to Microdermabrasion. It will help to unclog pores and reduce those breakouts, giving the skin a smoother feel and a fresher look. It will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, brighten dull skin, reduce the visibility of mild acne scarring and help with sun induced photodamage leading to hyperpigmentation or age spots.
How to protect your skin from Summer to Autumn?
Now that Autumn is landing, for those of you fighting acne, the dry, irritating change of season may cause skin to be more sensitive, inflamed and dry compared to the summer months. If you are not already using a Mask, try introducing ZO Skin Health’s Sulfur Masque. This can be used once a week for 15minutes. It is a natural clay-based masque and comprises 10% Sulfur. As well as hydrating the skin, it treats & prevents acne, cleanses clogged pores & absorbs excess surface oil. Tip… it is clay based so isn’t as easy to remove as a cream mask! Try using a damp face towel to remove!
Free radicals from the environment causes our skin to ‘flare up’ and age prematurely. Use a product with a high potency of Antioxidants such as ZO Skin Health’s Daily Power Defense. This powerful Antioxidant serum was designed to support skin’s natural DNA repair process. It helps restore barrier function and skin health. It is designed to diminish lines and wrinkles and address and protect skin from future damage.
For any skin concern, book in for a complimentary skin consultation with one of our Aestheticians. We can recommend the best treatments and skincare regime for your skins needs.