FRIENDLY, EXPERT ADVICE
By taking up some good habits, you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of the sun while taking care of your acne-prone skin.
Limit sun exposure
The first thing to avoid is too much sun exposure, so as not to make your acne worse. Excessive sun exposure and/or inappropriate sun protection can also cause pigmentation problems, and people with acne or acne scars are particularly prone to hyperpigmentation. At the very least, avoid the most dangerous hours of exposure from 11am to 4pm, and respect all the rules of sun exposure. Sunbeds should be avoided altogether, as they promote the thickening of the skin.
Use appropriate sun protection
To limit the risks of hyperpigmentation, it’s important to use effective sun protection adapted to acne-prone skin, with a non-greasy and non-comedogenic formula. A light texture, such as a gel or fluid, is particularly suitable for acne-prone skin. And as with any exposure to the sun, remember to reapply sun cream at least every 2 hours and after bathing, towel drying or sweating.
Remember to wash your face morning and night with a micellar water or pH-neutral cleansing gel to eliminate impurities and excess sebum on the surface. A scrub or mask can also be applied to the skin once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and prevent pores from clogging later down the line. A balanced diet and regular hydration can also help eliminate toxins.