When New York figures out its weather issue, it will eventually feel like spring. And that means warmer temperatures (finally) but also humidity, pollen, dust-- you know the drill. What you might not know is that it can wreak havoc on your skin, leading to pimples and bumps. But there are a few simple things you can add to your regimen to keep your skin clear as the seasons officially change. And this works for the summer too!
Use a face wash
Do you know what your skin type is? That's the first consideration when looking for the right cleanser. Get a quick primer here. Once you have that all figured out, head to the men's aisle of your local drug store. Particles in the air tend to stick and collect on the skin so washing your face as soon as you get home is a safe bet to keep your skin clear.
Use a facial scrub
Since you're already in that a trip down the drug store aisle-- or ask a friend for a recommendation. Again, look for a scrub that matches your skin type to avoid excessive dryness and potential damage to the skin. Gently exfoliate twice per week. This removes dead skin cells and other debris from your pores so that nothing sticks around long enough to cause any problems. Being too aggressive with a scrub can lead to skin irritation so always proceed with care.
Use a moisturizer
No, sweating is not a substitute. It may be counterintuitive, but applying moisturizer in warmer temps saves you from break outs later. Remember, dry skin is the enemy, not the sun. So even using a lightweight oil like coconut or almond is a great way to soothe the skin and seal in moisture that heat can dry away.
Drink more water!
Yes, you can do a lot of things on the surface, but healthy skin starts from the inside out. Drinking at least a gallon a day as the mercury rises can help to replenish the moisture you lose across the day and help to push out toxins as well to keep skin clear.
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