4 Tips to Effectively and Gently Tackle Acne This Summer

If your face experiences oiliness and breakouts during the summer months, you’ve probably been dealing with an acne battle thus far. As frustrating as it is, you aren’t alone, and there’s probably a thing or two you haven’t tried yet this season.
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You want to be gentle on your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. But you also need an effective acne regimen that will deliver results—without harsh side effects, irritation, dryness, or flakiness. Here are four tips for developing an effective skincare routine that is meant to protect your skin’s barrier and keep breakouts at bay.

Back to Basics: Wash Your Face Twice a Day

It might sound basic, but an essential part of your daily skincare routine starts with washing your face with a gentle purifying cleanser. Heat and humidity aren’t nice to acne-prone faces, so it’s important to control excess oil by washing your face morning and night. However, your face shouldn’t feel tight or overly dry after cleansing—even when you wash it twice a day. Seek out a high-quality brand of skincare that offers a deep pore cleanser to remove makeup and impurities, which is essential for addressing oily skin. Test out a replenishing cleanser that’s formulated to leave skin looking balanced, hydrated, and nourished with ingredients such as probiotics and antioxidants.

Targeted Applications: Apply an Acne Treatment Gel

After you wash your face, choose an acne treatment gel that contains 2% salicylic acid to clear up breakouts fast. A specially-formulated gel shouldn’t contain alcohol or fragrance, neither of which are suitable for sensitive skin. Instead, seek out a formula that contains probiotics, which are clinically proven to calm the appearance of inflammation while soothing the skin. Ensure the product contains hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and willowherb to prevent dryness and flakiness. And if you have marks from past breakouts, look for azelaic acid and niacinamide to help to brighten the skin. For best results, a probiotic skincare gel should be applied morning and night after washing your face.

Don’t Forget: Moisturize Your Skin

It’s always important to keep your skin and body well-hydrated. In addition to drinking water throughout the day, utilize an oil free face moisturizer that’s formulated to lock in moisture for sustained hydration. Probiotics and prickly pear are excellent ingredients for locking in moisture and soothing skin. If the product doesn’t have an SPF, be sure to apply sunscreen as the last step of your skincare routine before heading outside.

Draw Out Impurities: Add a Mask

As a final note, you may also want to try incorporating an exfoliating treatment mask into your routine once or twice a week to help draw out dirt and pollutants from clogged pores. Look for a formula with bentonite clay and lactic acid, which are great at pulling out impurities and dead skin cells.

About TULA Skincare

TULA Skincare is a clean and effective skincare brand offering innovative products powered by probiotics and superfoods to give you healthy, balanced, glowing skin. As a direct-to-consumer (DTC) and social-first brand, TULA Skincare empowers their customers to help them feel good about the skin they’re in and make it easier to achieve a more balanced appearance. TULA Skincare’s founder, Dr. Roshini Raj, is a practicing gastroenterologist as well as an author, wife, and mother of two. She has studied probiotics for years and has seen firsthand the power of probiotics with her patients—for their internal health, their skin, and their confidence. TULA Skincare’s mission is to be the leading clean and effective skincare brand offering innovative products powered by probiotics and engaging customers at every touch point to help them feel confident in their skin.

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