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How Cooler Weather Affects Acne Prone Skin

September 2, 2018 by Samantha Smith
cooler weather affects acne prone skin

As summer comes to an end (which may be a blessing for those who suffer with body acne) autumn comes tumbling in bringing with it a whole host of other troublesome skin-related issues …*sigh*. Lets take a look at just how does cooler weather affects acne prone skin?

Ever noticed how skin becomes drier during autumn/winter months? This is because cooler air dries out skin. Unfortunately, dry skin is also an ideal breeding ground for bacteria to thrive, causing breakouts. So you spent all summer trying to dry your skin with topical treatments and now you need to prevent skin dryness! To add insult to injury, the drier air also makes skin over-produce sebum causing further breakouts. Will this madness ever end??

Luckily, there are simple things you can do to care for your acne prone skin to help support its health and help reduce the likelihood of breakouts.

Moisturising Acne Prone Skin

Yes, we mention this all the time but it is because it is one of the most important steps to follow to help promote skin health. It is especially necessary in cooler months to help maintain skin moisture. This will help prevent dry skin and bacteria thriving, but it will also help supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Those with oily skin do not get to skip this step. When we say moisturise we always suggest a light, water-based moisturiser that is of course non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores. By not moisturising, we effectively enable our skin to over-produce sebum which as you know causes breakouts, which makes moisturising ‘key’ in cooler months.

Drink Water

In warmer months, we tend to consume more water as we notice feeling dehydrated. Plus, you may just feel you ‘want’ to consume more water as it is thirst quenching. But in cooler months, the feeling to reach for a hot beverage – coffee, tea, hot chocolate, is much more appealing. Unfortunately these drinks do not help the body stay hydrated. You see, water serves a purpose. Not just to keep our bodies hydrated but to all enable every cell coursing through the blood steam to be transported to where it needs to go, with ease. All living cells require water, therefore the water you consume will also help cells and nutrients get to your skin to help it repair and rejuvenate itself. So as much as you don’t want to drink those 8 glasses a day – it is a great idea to try to. Your skin, as well as the rest of your body, will thank you.

Opt for All-Natural Skin Clearing Remedies

Let’s face it, this is something we suggest you do all year round but we will tell you why it is so important in autumn/winter.

The help: clear skin range promotes skin health for both acne prone skinmen and women. Its formulation can help balance skin’s natural oils helping prevent both oily skin and dry skin. Skin balance for acne prone skin is key in cooler months. As previously mentioned, dry skin and oily skin are both ideal breeding grounds for acne breakouts, so striking a balance is necessary to reduce the likelihood.

Our all-natural formulation has been shown to be effective in maintaining skin health, balancing skins oil levels and reducing breakout occurrences.

Cooler weather can wreak havoc on skin, but only if we let it. These three simple things can help support and promote skin’s health in cooler weather, but if you have any more tips let us know in the comment box below.

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