Summer Skincare Series #4: How To Prevent Summer Acne

How To Prevent Summer Acne

Come summertime, and the fun times that we have outdoors generally tend to be accompanied by sweat, oil, and dirt that build up on our skin. If you have acne-prone skin, this could mean unwanted acne breakouts.

If you’re in Singapore… well, it’s pretty much summer all year round. But if you’re spending more time outdoors due to the June holidays, then the advice we have may work for you!

Beat the heat (and the zits) with these simple tips:

#1: Choose A Non-Comedogenic Sunscreen

We all know to slather on the SPF when we’re outdoors, but the type of sunscreen we use can affect our tendency to break out. Opt for a non-comedogenic sunscreen – this ensures that the sunscreen you use won’t clog your pores. This prevents the buildup of dirt, grime, and acne-causing bacteria, which could cause acne breakouts.

Try our TiZ02 and TiZ03 mineral sunscreens: they’re non-comedogenic, free from fragrances, and offer broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays! We have waterproof as well as tinted versions to suit your natural skin tone.

#2: Remove Makeup and Sunscreen Thoroughly

It’s important to ensure you wash off all traces of makeup – and sunscreen! – at the end of the day. This prevents any buildup of dead skin cells or acne-causing bacteria in your pores.

To ensure all traces of makeup are removed, use the double-cleansing method. First, use an oil-based cleansing balm to remove your makeup. Follow up with a water-based makeup remover or micellar cleansing water, to ensure all traces of your makeup and the oil-based cleansing balm are removed.

#3: Wash Hats or Headbands

It’s common to wear a hat to keep out the sun, but most tend to neglect getting it cleaned after a day out.

Hats tend to absorb some of our sweat and oil when we are outdoors – re-wearing your hat again the next day without washing it can cause the residual sweat and oil to irritate your skin, causing a breakout.

A fear of acne shouldn’t have to mean the end of your hat-wearing days! Just be sure to wash your hat or cap before wearing it again, especially if you’ve been outdoors.

For more information on our acne laser treatments and mineral sunscreens, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices – and we don’t hard sell!