Acne flare-up: how to avoid the rebound effect?

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When the sun is in full swing, our skin glows and looks smooth. We believe we have reached our “skin goal”. But as soon as summer is over, the buttons are back! Do you know this phenomenon? This is the rebound effect! Want to know how to prevent acne breakout after summer ? Follow our advice!

What is the rebound effect?

You have probably noticed that in summer your skin has fewer imperfections . It would be tempting to believe that the sun is his best ally! Well, not always and we'll tell you why.

During the summer period, your skin becomes drier. Acne pimples fade and your face looks clearer. This phenomenon is due to the effects of the sun. Its anti-inflammatory action blurs imperfections and thickens the epidermis.

This thickening effect is a defense mechanism of the skin to protect itself from UV rays. Thus, it clogs the pores and prevents the production of sebum . Acne seems to subside, but the effect is temporary.

After the summer, your epidermis regains its normal thickness and purges the sebum accumulated during this period. This is why you notice an outbreak of acne and the appearance of comedones and microcysts . This is called the rebound effect !

Fortunately, for every problem there is a solution! Do you want to preserve the beauty of your skin? Here are our tips.

How to prevent acne breakouts on black skin?

Remove make-up every day

Maybe removing makeup isn't a necessary step when you're not wearing makeup. Well, imagine that its role is not only to remove makeup. It also cleans impurities, pollution particles and sunscreen residue.

The first step in your routine will therefore be to apply a lotion to the entire surface of your face using a cotton ball. Micelliance high tolerance micellar water is suitable for all skin types. Its alcohol-free formula gently cleanses the epidermis . Thus, you will keep the radiance of your skin and avoid imperfections.

Gently cleanse your skin

An acne breakout is the result of an overproduction of sebum. After applying micellar water, we recommend that you cleanse your epidermis with a soap-free, pH-neutral product.

Cleanactyl anti-blemish face cleansing gel is specially formulated for acne-prone skin and cleanses the epidermis without drying it out. Its various active ingredients eliminate excess sebum and give radiance to the complexion.

When drying, we suggest dabbing your skin with a clean towel to avoid irritating it.

Erase dead cells

Once or twice a week, we recommend that you exfoliate your skin to reduce the thickening of your epidermis. Exfoliation not only unclogs pores , but also eliminates dead cells that clog them and regulates sebum production.

There is no need for abrasive products for this. The face and body exfoliating gel with fruit acids gently exfoliates the skin. Particularly suitable for combination to oily skin , this gentle scrub refines and smoothes skin texture.

👉🏾 Do you suffer from severe acne? Discover our tips for regaining healthy skin in the article: Severe acne on black skin: causes and treatments !

Hydrate your skin

It is common to think that oily, acne-prone skin does not need hydration. Of course, this belief is wrong. If this is your case, we suggest that you choose light moisturizers to avoid hyperseborrhoea .

ACT-5 anti-blemish intensive care contains bakuchiol and hexylresorcinol. The virtues of these ingredients make it possible to regulate the production of sebum, to reduce spots, blackheads and acne pimples on black skin . Its light texture leaves no greasy film. It is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

Moisturizing your epidermis on a daily basis helps preserve the radiance of the complexion, protect your epidermis from external aggressions, prevent it from drying out and slow down skin aging.

Protect your skin from the sun's rays

You read correctly ! Nubian skin needs protection from UVA and UVB rays.

Applying sunscreen has many benefits. Beyond protecting the skin from the harmful effects of the sun, it slows down its thickening. In order to take full advantage of its benefits, dermatologists recommend applying it every two hours.

Black, mixed-race and dark skin types can choose a sunscreen with an SPF between 15 and 30. The HBR-3 anti-dark spot care day formula contains an SPF 30 and helps fight against dark spots while protecting the skin from harmful effects. of the sun.

In addition to using sun protection, doctors recommend avoiding exposure between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and wearing a hat to fight against sunstroke.

👉🏾 To learn more about the importance of wearing sun protection, we invite you to read the article: sun protection for black, matte and mixed skin !

Bonus tip: maintain a healthy lifestyle

Summer holidays are often punctuated by hearty family meals, barbecues and outdoor picnics. Having fun and enjoying these moments is essential. Nevertheless, do not forget that the beauty of your skin also goes through your plate!

Some foods are the sworn enemies of your epidermis. Dairy products, chocolate, sugar, fast foods should be consumed in moderation at the risk of ending up with an acne breakout at the start of the school year.

Choose fruits, vegetables and fish instead. You should also drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day. Sugary drinks such as sodas should be avoided as much as possible. Your skin (and your body) will thank you!

You are now seasoned to prevent the rebound effect and approach the start of the new school year with complete peace of mind!

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