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There’s a lot to love about summer. To name a few reasons, there’s the longer daylight hours, abundance of barbecues, rose wine, relaxing beach days, outdoor markets and lighter-than air clothing. But a big downside is the combined heat and humidity that can wreak havoc on the complexions of those with oily or acne-prone skin. Luckily, increased oil production and a seemingly ever-present slicker-than-usual complexion doesn’t have to be a given.
Tony Silla, Aesthetician and Co-Owner of Face Place says, “A major advantage for those with oilier skin is that as you age it will stay more hydrated and supple than dry skin – so this will reduce wrinkles overall.” It’s nice to know you’l
Summer skincare isn’t only about preventing sunburns, bug bites and rashes. “During hot and humid months, the skin goes through changes that directly mirror the climate. Combination Skin will experience excess oil in a wider t-zone and breakouts may become more common. If you have oily skin, your sebaceous glands will produce even more oil during these months. Even dry skin types can notice more oil and clogged pores during this time,” says Teresa Stenzel, Director of Education for Bioelements.
For most, summer’s hotter, often humid air means it’s time to leave the more emollient beauty products on the shelf to avoid clogged pores and pick up lighter, targeted, problem-solvers to comb