Beat The Heat

Prevent breakouts with this night-time skincare.


Jacqueline Colombo, Staff Writer

It may be fall in San Diego, but the hot weather is not quite ready to make its departure yet. Maintaining the health of your skin is important for a variety of reasons, and while the heat may give it a glowing look, it is no excuse to stop you from showing it some love. If it is hot and humid where you are, here are some night-time tips to prevent breakouts and keep your skin healthy in this warm autumn season. 

Step 1: Cleanse. 

Make sure all makeup is removed from your face and start cleansing with face wash. Double cleansing is not always necessary for everyone, but it doesn’t hurt anyone who does it. Dr. Shereen Idris, a board-certified dermatologist, said in a YouTube video that she recommends letting the cleanser sit for thirty seconds before washing it off. Another tip is to never wash your face with hot water as it can cause dry skin and damage the natural oils your skin has.

Step 2: Tone. 

Toner is not always necessary, but it does help remove any extra dirt or leftover makeup. If you do use toner it is recommended to rub it in using a clean cotton pad.

Step 3: Get those eyes.

Many think eye cream goes on later in the routine, but it is actually in the beginning. You want to make sure your eye cream sets in, and if you apply it last it won’t be able to. Just put a little on your ring finger and gently pat it on under your eyes and over your crow’s feet.

Step 4: Take your Vitamin C.

Serums are a pretty important step in skincare routines. They are great for hydrating your face, brightening by reducing pigmentation, antiaging, reducing acne and scars, boosting collagen and more. When applying a Vitamin C serum, you want to rub it in all over your face and neck. Serums should never be skipped in a skincare routine.

Step 5: Moisturize. 

Moisturizers have lots of benefits to the skin such as antiaging, reducing dryness and helping your skin glow. 

Keep these tips in mind to help you avoid neglecting your skin during these hot and humid times.