Acne can be one of the most upsetting things to a grown adult. It's like being permanently trapped in the prepubescent phase of your life with no real escape of its insecurities.
As it turned out, my skin still gets riddled with acne, and not a random pimple during menstruation. I’ve learned to live with acne the way New York learn to live with rats and mice – they’re a part of their life. A couple of months ago I covered the 10-step Korean skincare routine which has helped my face tremendously. However, hormonal acne can be tricky. Even though my skin and blemishes have improved, they haven’t been cured. Summer season means summer skincare tips for combination skin! Below I’ve written how to change up your summer routine for combination skin. I was recently introduced to Paavani Purify – a natural line to help fight acne-causing bacteria.
Summer Skincare Tips for Combination Skin: The Double Cleanse
The double cleanse will forever be a Sitting Pretty Staple and should be taken as such! I’ve played around with different cleansers, but I found the original is always the best. I still use Zero Clean It Purity by Banila Co as an oil-based cleanser and the Paavani purify cleanser and mask. For more information on double cleansing and its many benefits click here.
The Paavani Purify cleanser and mask detoxifies the skin by combining French Green Clay with herbs of: Neem, Turmeric & Sandalwood to draw out impurities & fight acne causing bacteria, heal blemishes & Improve overall skin tone & texture.
Summer Skincare Tip: Keep On Toning.
I will probably never stop being an advocate for toning after you cleanse your face – it’s essential to healthy skin! You just stripped away all of the impurities, but you also stripped away some of the good stuff on your face, too! Most recently, I wrote about my love of toning, but I needed to add the Paavani Purify Toner to the list because what I found it most helpful with was not necessarily acne, but reducing the inflammation on my face.
The toner removes traces of cleanser & any trapped dirt, oil & make-up. Formulated with Neem & Rose, the toner helps to combat acne by reducing inflammation & bacteria that cause breakouts.
Summer Skincare Tip: Add More Oil!
Now hear me out! Yes, more! Remember, the oil-based cleanser is completely removed, and no matter how gentle a facial cleanser is, it still removes essential oils from your face. This, in turn, causes your face to produce excess oil which we don’t want, especially during the summer season when your skin does all it can to protect itself. I’ve been using Paavani Facial Serum for acne-prone skin. The instructions say to add the serum to water and apply to your face.
I, however, clearly did not follow instructions and have been apply directly to my face. It seems to be working for me because my skin not only looks smoother, but feels less irritated. Not to mention the smell is amazing and calming throughout the day.
Lastly, sunscreen! I cannot say this enough! Sunscreen is so important for your skin and it’s what everyone ignores. Summer is all about staying hydrated, and even though I was at first apprehensive about trying a new skincare line, I’m glad I did.
What are some ways you’re taking care of your skin this summer?! Let me know below. Until next time.