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Summertime not only brings fun, it also brings hot humid weather that can be harsh on your skin. The summer heat can cause your skin to be more oily, which can combine with sweat to cause breakouts. This makes your skin-care regimen extremely important in the summer.
Washing your face daily is especially important in the summer to prevent breakouts. Even if you do not usually have to fight zits, you may want to switch to a cleanser with 2 percent salicylic acid for the summer. It will help break down oil in the pores but is not overdrying.
Less is more when it comes to summer makeup. You do not need a heavy foundation, because it will melt into your pores, which will clog them and cause you to break out. Instead opt for a tinted moisturizer; most come with SPF protection for your skin. Another option is mineral powder foundation that will soak up oil like a sponge.
Exfoliating is important in the summer to remove clogs from your pores. A gentle exfoliating scrub will loosen dirt and oil, leaving your skin cleansed and beautiful. Exfoliating once a week will leave your skin super soft and give you a glow all summer.
Use a mask in the summer once a week after exfoliating to help fight your oily skin. Choose a mask with clay or salicylic acid because those ingredients will temporarily decrease oil production.
You can lighten up on your nighttime skin care regimen in the summer. If you're using a cream, switch to a lotion; if you are using a lotion, switch to a serum. Pick a product with salicylic or glycolic acid to help fight oil. A formula with caffeine will help shrink your pores, and the ingredient niacinamide acts as an anti-inflammatory.
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Blotting papers are a must in the summer if you have oily skin. Choose one that has a hint of translucent powder, that will absorb excess oil. Eat foods that are loaded with vitamin A, which helps slow oil production. Some foods to munch: spinach, carrots, and cantaloupe. Avoid cocktails and spicy foods; they will dilate your blood vessels and make you sweat.