Acne Breakouts in Autumn - Beach Beauty Bar and Acne Clinic

Acne Breakouts in Autumn

While summer weather can exacerbate acne breakouts, autumn presents its own unique challenges for acne sufferers.  As the cold weather approaches, the days get shorter and the air gets drier you may start to notice your skin losing its moisture. It’s very common to develop dry and itchy skin during the fall and winter months.

Autumn always presents its own special acne-fighting challenges. Paradoxically, the humidity in the summertime benefits our skin as it keeps skin beautifully hydrated. Our acne products are less drying and irritating to sensitive, acne-prone skin when the air is moist.

Do you want clear skin?

BUT – Now that fall is here, the outside air is getting drier and colder which is making our acne woes worse because we’re spending more time indoors in the (dry) heat.

The transition from summer to fall is usually the hardest on our skin.  

It’s important to reevaluate your regimen and decide which products you need to switch, which products can stay, and which products you’ll need to add on.

Update Your Skincare Routine for Autumn

As the weather gets cooler and humidity levels decrease, the skin tends to dry out and become dehydrated. While the oil production is still at float, the dehydration causes extra dry – dead skin cells to build up on the surface of the skin. Theses skin cells mix with the oil in the pores and from tiny micro-comedones. The result is trapped oil and bacteria underneath the surface of the skin resulting in increased acne breakouts in autumn.

The best solution is to use skincare products that will provide your skin with more hydration and perform proper exfoliation during this time of year.

Keep reading for 4 simple ways to update your routine from summer to fall!

Boost Your Cleansing Hydration

You can add extra hydration to your cleansing routine to avoid stripping your skin of its natural oils and moisture with our Crème Fresh cream cleanser. This ultra-hydrating cream cleanser is safe for acne-prone skin. A non-pore clogging cream cleanser is vitally important to maintain a healthy skin barrier.

Use a Rich Moisturizer

As our skin will be exposed to the cooler air, indoor heating systems, and drying acne treatments -sometimes it will need a more emollient moisturizer to combat dryness. If your skin is feeling tight, or you’re noticing more flaking and peeling, it’s definitely time to incorporate an oil-free moisturizer in your skin care routine. Our Nutri-Cream moisturizer reduces inflammation, stimulates production of hyaluronic acid and helps to reduce scarring.

Wear SPF in the Fall/Winter

Sunscreen is still very important in the fall! We tend to think that the colder the temperature, the less harmful the UV rays – but many of us don’t realize that there are two kinds of UV rays, UVA and UVB. UVB rays are the rays that cause tans and sunburns – these are strongest in the summer. UVA rays can cause skin cancer and premature aging are strong all year long.

So… Sun protection. Every day. Try our Sun Guard SPF 30 for the face. It provides broad spectrum (UVA & UVB) protection. It is lightweight and absorbs quickly and easily, leaving the skin soft and smooth.

Remember to Exfoliate Weekly

Exfoliation is a crucial step of your skincare routine all year round.

It helps remove those stubborn stuck dead skin cells to promote cell turnover removing excess oil and preventing breakouts. During the fall when the cooler temperatures start again, exfoliating once or twice a week with an exfoliant like our Pumpkin Peel will provide a mild exfoliation option that is great for sensitive skin!

The golden rule of exfoliation? Don’t overdo it!  Get guidance from your clear skin specialist. All that’s left to do is exfoliate your way to flawless, radiant skin!

The Bottom Line

No matter the season, your skin and body need to constantly change and adapt. Especially combating acne breakouts in autumn. For a head start on maintaining your glow during the fall season, stick to these tips above and of course pay attention to your skin! Watch for tightness, dryness, sensitivity – all of these are signs that your skincare routine needs a little tweaking.

Need some help figuring out which of our products are best for your skin type? Are you ready to go all in for clear skin?

Schedule your appointment today to get started on YOUR Autumn clear skin journey.

Cheers to clear!


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