Why Summer is Making You Have More Acne
Yes, having oily skin means more chances of acne.
But the summer heat and humidity makes acne appear so much easier.
This article will show you why.
How Our Pores Should Be
Natural, Healthy Pores
-normal sized pores
-regular oil production
-calm temperature 31°C
It Starts With Wider Pores
Due to the heat, our skin’s pores open up wider to release more sweat to cool down our bodies. It’s very important to our health!
However, this makes it easy for pollution and bacteria to enter your pores and cause inflammation.
Oils Make It An Even Sticker Situation
The summer heat causes pores to sweat more to cool down the body. In addition, sebaceous glands in our skin release more sebum to protect your skin.
This extra oils make it really easy for bacteria, pollution, and dead skin cells to clump up in your pores - leading to inflammation and acne.
Humidity Helps Bacteria Multiply
In your pores, bacteria have the perfect environment to grow. Dead skin cells serve as food, while the humidity and heat allow them to multiply.
This can lead to more inflammation and the creation of breakouts if they are not cleared out using effective ingredients such as: centella asiática, tea tree, or salicylic acid.
A Damaged Skin Barrier
All this inflammation within your pores can spread and weaken your epidermis, the outer most layer of your skin.
With a damaged epidermis, your skin becomes more sensitive to further infection and strong ingredients.
A Broken Defense
If the inflammation is not treated, the continuous damage will reduce the skin’s ability to defend itself from toxins and heal inflammation.
In short, skin can become even more acne prone.
The skin’s main role is to defend the body from the pollution and harmful things in our environment.
While acne may seem like merely a cosmetic issue, prolonged inflammation can create a long-lasting effect to skin’s ability to protect the body.