As soon as you start enjoying the warmth of the summers, you may start to notice your skin problems more aggravated. Acne, pigmentation, and fine lines are more visible in summers - it seems like there’s no escape - but there is! Here are your top 3 summer skin problems and 3 great fixes for them!
As days begin to grow warmer, your skin might begin to feel more dehydrated, your acne worse, more redness and tanning, more pigmentation, and fungal infections. We all have our own summer skin problems that we have to deal with. While there’s nothing you can do to stop the scorching heat, it doesn’t mean that your skin is meant to suffer in summers forever!
If you find yourself clueless as to what can be done to protect your skin from the rage of the sun, we are here to help! In this article, we are going to tell you why your skin gets worse during summers. Alongside, we’ll also recommend our top 3 picks that your skin must befriend as you suffer from several summer skin problems to help you achieve the best summer skin ever!
3 Most Common Summer Skin Concerns & Their TrueBasics Fixes
While no one really likes winter for the drying, flaky skin, summers don’t make us happier with the skin either. Seasonal changes make your skin adjust to the new environment; the drop in humidity, rise in temperature, excess production of sebum, and sweating – skin must adjust to all of it. With this adjustment come several skin problems. Know why you might be suffering from the three most common summer skin problems during summer and let us give you recommendation on our favourite fixes for them:
1) Acne, Whiteheads & Blackheads
Acne breakouts are the most common skin problem that happen in summers and there are several factors associated with it. As your pores become more open due to high temperatures, your skin makes more sebum (oil) and you sweat more to cool off. With more oil production and sweating, you tend to touch your skin more often, which further allows germs and bacteria to sit on your skin. Since your pores are more open, they are easier to get blocked by oil, bacteria, dead skin cells, and dirt, leading to the formation of acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.
TrueBasics Fix: Exfoliation may help your skin with acne, blackhead, and whitehead formation. Salicylic Acid, a type of beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), works as an excellent exfoliant for your skin. BHAs go deep into your hair follicles to dry out excess oils and dead skin cells to unclog your pores. TrueBasics 2% Salicylic Acid Skin Correcting Serum is a lightweight potent serum-containing Biogenic Sallic-210, an encapsulated form of Salicylic acid, that is clinically proven to fight acne, acne marks, suppress breakouts, and control excess sebum without any skin irritation.
Biogenic Sallic-210 present in the serum has excellent antimicrobial, antifungal, exfoliating, along with better skin permeability in the outermost and middle layers of the skin.
2) Pigmentation & Dark Spots
Melanin is a naturally occurring pigment that gives colour to our skin. When melanin is produced in an excessive amount, it appears on the skin as dark spots and pigmentation. Sun exposure is one of the major precursors to the occurrence of pigmentation and dark spots as it triggers the synthesis of melanin. UV rays emitted by the sun cause generation of free radicals, which further increase the activity of tyrosinase, an enzyme that stimulates the production of melanin responsible for pigmentation.
TrueBasics Fix: Direct inhibition of tyrosinase activity helps prevent overproduction of melanin. TrueBasics 10% Niacinamide Skin Clarifying Serum contains 10% Niacinamide, Zinc & Tyrostat™-09, three naturally occurring skin brightening agents that help inhibit melanin production and reduce pigmentation and dark spots. Tyrostat™-09 is a clinically researched ingredient derived from Rumex Occidentalis and is clinically proven for reducing hyperpigmentation as it inhibits tyrosinase enzymatic activity.
3) Skin Photoaging
Some skin damages are more evident and easier to notice (such as hyperpigmentation, acne, reddening, etc), however, the sun might be affecting your skin in ways that are not even visible at an instant and can take years to become visible. Over time, long exposure to UV rays to unprotected skin may cause DNA changes at cellular levels in the dermis, this process is known as photoaging. Photoaging is caused by oxidative damage induced by UV rays, which causes premature ageing of the skin, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, breakdown of collagen, and other important fibres that keep your skin youthful.
TrueBasics Fix: Antioxidants are substances that help remove free radicals from the body and help protect the body from oxidative stress, hence helping with photoaging.
TrueBasics 10% Vitamin C Skin Illuminating Serum is enriched with 3-o-ethyl Vitamin C, the most stable form of Vitamin C and a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from the damaging effects of oxidative stress by neutralising free radicals.
This serum is also enriched with clinically researched ingredient Superox C-AF, extracted from Australian superfruit Kakadu Plum, that shows significantly strong antioxidant activity against oxidative damage and helps reduce signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.