Hello August...as we welcome the final month of summer, we can bet the heat, humidity and fun in the sun is making you a little unhappy with your skin. While we love summer, it is definitely not the skin’s friend. Looking for some solutions to summer’s biggest skin issues? Read on for some ideas on how you can get your skin back on track.

1. Acne

With the heat of the summer, comes lots of sweating, which leads to increased bacteria on the skin and clogged pores. If you have acne prone skin this can translate to breakouts. But don’t worry! There are a few things you can do for your skin and with your daily habits that can make a big difference.

For the skin, be sure to use the proper products. By incorporating a product that is ultra-lightweight and uses natural botanicals to battle clogged pores and blemishes, you will not only soothe your summer breakout skin, but stop blemishes before they start. Other non-skin related tips include: Avoid wiping sweat off the skin, instead pat skin dry with a soft towel. And always wash sweaty clothes, headbands, towels and any hats before wearing them again.

2. Dull, flaky skin

Whether from too much sun, or too much humidity, the elements can take their toll on skin in the summer, making dull, flaky skin one of your biggest issues. So where to start? Get your skin back on the healing path by gently buffing away dead skin cells with a scrub. Products that include healing ingredients such as tea tree oil and lemongrass are ideal when needing to exfoliate dead skin cells and smooth out the skin’s texture. An added benefit? Exfoliating can also help speed up the skin’s renewal process.

3. Uneven Skin Tone

UV sun exposure and heat are major culprits in hyperpigmentation, and most people are exposed to both of them more during the summer than other times of the year. If you are prone to uneven skin tone, you will unfortunately see more flare-ups in the summer. I’m sure you hear this enough, but wearing a minimum of SPF 30 will play a big part in minimizing the chance of seeing sunspots over time.