Think teenagers are the only ones you need to deal with clogged pores? Think again. The summer heat and humidity makes us all prone to less-than-clear skin.
Why Clogged Pores Are More Likely During the Summer
As dermatologist Jessie Cheung, MD, tells NewBeauty.com, the excess sweat we produce when the temperature rises gets mixed up with dirt and oil, causing congestion. Bring bacteria into the equation and you get skin that doesn’t appear as smooth as it was before.
The Best Way to Decongest Pores During Summer
It’s simple: tweak your cleansing routine!
Whether or not you normally deal with excess oil and surface buildup, if you find yourself needing some extra cleaning power during the summer heat, you can easily incorporate a cleanser containing salicylic acid into your routine to help create a smoother-looking appearance.
IMAGE Skincare’s CLEAR CELL salicylic gel cleanser can be used in alternate with your regular cleanser for a total pore rejuvenation.
Start by using it every (or every other) night to sweep away all the surface impurities accumulated throughout the day. Massage it into your skin and let it sit for about a minute to let the actives soak in and do their job!
This fresh, foaming cleanser lathers away excess oil and sebum without stripping moisture from the skin. It gently exfoliates pore-clogging surface skin cells with salicylic acid, a powerful beta hydroxy acid that helps exfoliate pores, so skin appears clarified and bump-free.
The CLEAR CELL salicylic gel cleanser is also boosted with an extraordinary botanical neem leaf extract, which is popular in Ayurvedic treatment for skin, along with tea oligopeptide-10, tea tree extract, boswellia serrata extract and honey extract to help purify pores and minimize the appearance of large pores.
And you don’t have to be afraid of drying out or looking flushed. Arnica montana and horse chestnut both come in to help deliver a calming sensation and alleviate temporary redness and discomfort.
Now go ahead—have fun, play under the sun (with loads of sunscreen, of course) and flaunt your beautifully clear skin!