Finally, we’re in the swing of the Fall season. We know you’ve been excited to pull out those comfy sweaters, thick socks, and your favorite pair of booties. Seems like forever since you had some warm Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate. The leaves on the trees are turning burnt orange and yellow, everything looks so serene. Thank God for Fall. Then you go to look in the mirror and…. WHAT IS THAT ON YOUR FACE?! Oh, just a little seasonal acne, no big deal. Never heard of seasonal acne breakouts? Allow us to dig a little deeper into the situation and explain exactly what this is.
WHAT ARE SEASONAL BREAKOUTS/ACNE?
-Seasonal Breakouts are the periods where your skin and Mother nature are in sync, and not for the better. During our transition in the cooler Fall/Winter months, our skin begins to change. If you’re not quick about shifting your skincare you could be asking for a breakout.
WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?
-The air is drier causing your skin to follow suit. When your skin dries out, it leaves behind dead layers of skin that need to be removed. If you aren’t diligent about exfoliating to remove dead skin every day, it will start to build up. When multiple layers of dead skin build up, it can cause a dry and flaky appearance and leave you with a nasty breakout from the dirt and oils that were trapped under those layers of skin.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY SKIN?
-EXFOLIATE: Daily exfoliation is super important to maintain a fresh layer of skin at all times. Try our Brown Sugar & Tea Tree Peppermint Acne-Fighting Facial Scrub to do away with dead skin.
-HYDRATE: Start your day with a cup of green or herbal tea. If you’re not much of a tea drinker opt for warm water with lemon. This will make you glow from the inside out as well as improve digestion!
Feeling more up to speed? Great! Now that we know more about these pesky breakouts, we can prevent and treat them properly.
Always remember! Nourishing your skin with moisture treatments directly after you cleanse is key! Your pores will absorb moisture and nutrients better at this stage versus you applying treatments to dry skin. Now go kick your breakout’s ass! Glow on Beauties!