How to Combat Congested Skin this Summer
Summertime is glorious: relaxing in the sunshine, enjoying the heat in your shorts and sundresses, travelling to exotic places and enjoying the overall splendour make it one of the most wonderful times of the year. Many things change during the summer: your wardrobe, your routine, and your schedule. Among the many delightful changes, there are some which aren’t so pleasant. Environmental changes, temperature changes, and pollutants can all have a negative effect, resulting in dull, congested skin.
The warmer temperatures can cause an increase in oil production from the pores. Combined with heat, sweat, and humidity, the pores become easily clogged with dead skin cells and oil, causing inflammation and breakouts. Alternatively, your skin can become dry from sun damage, resulting in flaky, dehydrated skin. Although you can’t control the weather, you can control your skincare routine to combat the many environmental factors waging war against your skin.
Your Secret Weapons to Tackling Skin Congestion
The first step to preventing and treating skin congestion this summer is a good skincare routine. Use a gentle cleanser with no synthetic fragrances, such as those offered in the Obagi Skincare Line. Although your skin can feel more oily and dirty during the summer, avoid abrasive scrubs or washing too often, as this can irritate the skin, causing further damage. After cleansing, use a light moisturiser with SPF. Always apply SPF 30+ when in the sun, and apply SPF specifically formulated for the face with mineral based ingredients, like the Obagi HydraFactor® Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Finally, use a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells for a fresh complexion, like Obagi Exfoderm®, A lightweight lotion that helps exfoliate the top layer of the skin, removing dull, old skin cells, while revealing new skin cells for a brighter complexion.
Dermaroller Treatments for Congested Skin
In addition to your skincare regimen, you may also be interested in trying other targeted treatments to improve your congested skin. At North West Aesthetics we offer Dermaroller Treatments which can greatly improve the condition of skin plagued by acne, dead-skin build up, and scarring. Using a handheld device, our experts carefully and precisely create tiny channels as the roller head of small needles travels across the surface of your skin. This minor trauma initiates a healing process within your skin, boosting the production of collagen and healthy skin tissue for a clearer, youthful complexion.
Your Consultation with North West Aesthetics
At North West Aesthetics, we have extensive experience in many different skin types and conditions, including congested skin. Your first consultation with Dr. David Taylor is completely free with no obligation. He will assess you skin, answer all your questions, and address every concern to develop the ultimate treatment plan for you.
Book your free consultation today by calling us at 01942 909 003.