October 5, 2011


Acne Treatment for Fall: Modifying Your Regimen for the Drier Weather

Acne Treatment Tips: FallFall is here once again, bringing with it cooler, drier weather. Even if you’ve found what you consider to be the best acne treatment products to get rid of acne and keep your skin clear and healthy, you may need to modify your regimen with the change in seasons. During the fall, the air turns drier and most people spend more time indoors. Other factors like wearing more makeup and piling on layers of clothing can worsen facial acne as well as back and body acne. So what’s the best way to keep your skin acne-free during the fall? Here are three tips from the acne experts at Murad!

Make Sure That You’re Exfoliating as Part of Your Acne Treatment Plan
Most acne treatment regimens include an exfoliator. The Acne Complex® Kit, for example, includes the popular Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel. However, if your acne product regimen doesn’t include an exfoliating product, now is a good time to add one. No matter how oily your skin is normally, as the air gets drier, dead cells accumulate on the surface of your skin. These cells can clog your pores and cause bacteria buildup, triggering acne breakouts. To help prevent this, exfoliate your skin once or twice a week to get rid of dry, dead skin on the surface and reveal the healthy skin beneath.

Begin a Back Acne Treatment Product Plan
Wearing thicker sweaters, thermal shirts and other extra layers of clothing traps surface dirt and sweat against your skin, increasing back and body acne breakouts. To help prevent body acne, begin a back and body acne treatment plan before breakouts start. Murad Acne Body Wash helps to control body breakouts as it exfoliates to keep pores clear. Just because you love fall fashion doesn’t mean you have to deal with back and body acne breakouts!

Resist the Urge to Wash Your Face Too Often
If you’re like most women, you probably wear more makeup in the fall than you do during summertime. But that doesn’t mean you should start washing your face more often. While it’s important to remove your makeup before bed, washing your face more than twice a day can irritate your skin and cause even more breakouts. Also, avoid using heavy, pore-clogging makeup and instead look for cosmetics that are noncomedogenic, meaning they won’t clog your pores.

When you know how to modify your acne treatment regimen for the changing seasons, it’s easy to maintain beautiful, acne-free skin all year long!

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