How blemish prone skin reacts to the sun
While a little bit of sun exposure can be good for your mood and overall health, too much can lead to sun damaged skin and acceleration of blemishes.
This is because sun exposure dries the skin, even oily skin. This drying can result in the sebaceous glands going into overdrive and producing more sebum. This is known as seborrhea and it’s one of the key stages in the formation of blemishes.
Drying skin can also become ‘keratinised’ - this is where the upper layers of the skin harden, making it difficult for dead skin cells to shed and for sebum to escape from the skin’s pores.
Also, increased heat and humidity can make some people sweat more, and it can take time for this increased sweat to degrade. This creates a perfect environment where bacteria can thrive and spread - resulting in an increase in skin blemishes.
Yes, this isn't great. But, there’s some good news! With the right skin care regime and products, you and your blemish prone skin can enjoy summer like everyone else.
Protect your blemish prone skin against the effects of the sun with an expert skin care regime
Living with blemishes can be stressful, but with an expert summer skin care regime, your blemish prone skin can look its best so you can fully enjoy summer in the city:
Start off by cleansing your skin with Normaderm Phytosolution Purifying Cleansing Gel to create a clean base for the rest of your skin care regime.
Enriched with key actives including BHA Salicylic Acid, Zinc Gluconate and plant origins, Normaderm PhytosolutionPurifying Cleansing Gel is a daily cleanser for oily and blemish prone skin. Dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic, the cleansing gel removes environmental aggressors and irritants like pollution, pollen and dirt, to leave skin feeling cleansed and looking fresher.
Follow this with a dose of hydration. We recommend using Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Spa Water spray. Specifically targeted to protect the skin from harmful aggressors and irritants so your skin feels soothed while giving it a glowing appearance.
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Spa Water is formulated with Vichy Thermal Mineralizing Water. Sourced from the volcanic region in France and having travelled up to depths of 4000 metres before being heated up to 140C, Vichy’s Thermal Mineralizing Water is enriched with 15 active minerals and helps strengthen the skin's barrier function.
For a concentrated hydration boost for all your skin concerns, check out Vichy’s Minéral 89 range. A formula combining Vichy Mineralizing Water and Hyaluronic Acid, Minéral 89 is proven to plump skin while protecting it from the pollution adhesion.
Every skin care regime needs to include a high factor SPF protection, and Vichy Capital Soleil Mattifying 3 in 1 SPF 50 is ideal for preventing sun damage to skin. Suitable for all skin types and formulated with Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water and anti-blemish action, apply Capital Soleil Mattifying 3 in 1 SPF 50 to exposed skin. Re-apply every two to three hours to maintain maximum protection.
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