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Combine sweat, hormones and pore0-clogging beauty products, and you’ve got a recipe for breakouts and blemishes on the face and beyond. According to Dr. Sejal Shah, founder of New York City’s SmarterSkin Dermatology, “The factors that cause acne are the same regardless of location. Oil and dead skin cells block the pore and lead to P. acnes bacterial overgrowth, which causes inflammation.”
In addition to main contributors like diet and pore-clogging hair and skincare products, pressure and friction caused by tight-fitting workout gear can make matters worse by trapping dirt and sweat. Blemishes on the back are particularly bothersome come summer thanks to bathing suits, tank tops a
The swim club is closed, the kids are back in school and I’m starting to think about the gorgeous chunky knits, leather boots and denim that I’ve been seeing in all my favorite stores. But, if history repeats itself (and believe me it does,) before packing up my summer clothing and welcoming fall with open arms I’m pretty sure we’ll be experiencing a bit of an Indian summer once again.
Since I like to be prepared, I’ll be arming myself with some cooling cucumber beauty products and I suggest you do the same. Dr. Sunanda Chugh, owner of NYC Anand medical spa, recommends using products that contain active, natural ingredients. “Cucumber has been used in beauty regimens forever for its re