Oily skin and summer are practically inseparable. This is because the environmental factors of summer end up encouraging skin to be more oily than usual. It doesn’t work out very well for most of us and is particularly disastrous for people with oily skin. Fortunately, you can easily learn how to manage oily skin during summer by taking particular things into consideration. The broader theme of tending to oily skin during the summer is to avoid making things worse than they already will be through your own treatment of your skin. Oil control is actually a secondary factor in that regard and will come from taking the time to treat your skin right. That said you will still get a lot out of having a dedicated oil control routine as well. We should take a closer look at what it takes to beat oily skin in the summer to give you that extra boost for the remainder of the season and beyond.
Your skin is producing so much oil in summer for a number of factors. A big one is simply the fact that the heat is drying out your skin and eating through its natural protection against the sun. Your skin naturally responds by producing more oil to maintain the barriers to try to mitigate more sun damage. You can help a lot by ensuring that you’re routinely moisturizing your face. This keeps a moisture barrier between your skin and the environment that acts as an extra layer. Having it in place will also let your skin know it doesn’t need to overproduce oil to keep up. Additionally, you’ll want to drink more liquids as well to maintain hydration from the inside out. Don’t take that as a cue to constantly down tall glasses of water every five minutes though. Drink when you’re thirsty and minimize your sun exposure to make the most of this set of tips.
Remember To Keep Clean
Another reason your skin seems oilier during the summer is the fact that you’re sweating more. Oil from other sections of your skin necessarily gets caught up in the sweat and can bunch in particular areas of your face. This leads to easier clumping of dead skin and other debris in pores. You know what happens after that. Breakouts aren’t fun to fight at any time of the year, but seems utterly frustrating to try to contend with during the summer. As a result, you’ll want to be careful about regularly cleaning your skin. Remember to at least rinse your face morning and night even if you cleanse only once per day. You also want to rinse after any workout as well to try to prevent sweat and oil from building up on your skin. Remember that the goal is to cut back on its ability to gather and clump. Keeping your skin clean will do that.
Choose Products Carefully
Products are potentially highly useful in helping to manage oily skin during summer, but they can also end up working against you. The big key here is that you want to favor oil-free products in summer. You don’t want to add more oil on top of what your skin is already producing if you can help it. Most products that would use oils do have an oil-free version. All it takes it going through your products and double-checking to make sure nothing sneaks by your notice. Beyond that, you’ll want to favor gentle cleansers or chemical exfoliators in summer. You need the oil control that they can provide, yes, but you also don’t want to use particularly potent products if you can help it. Drying your skin out with products will cause damage and just encourage yet more oil product. So play it safe and favor gentler options whenever possible.
Managing oily summer skin can be a chore. Every season has its challenges though. You can easily adjust your habits and routine to ensure that you make the most of summer despite having to deal with more oil. Be mindful of how you’re treating your skin though. You don’t want to encourage more oil, but at the same time, you don’t want to utterly damage your skin’s natural barriers. It is a careful balance, but perfectly doable.