Is the Climate Causing Your Breakouts?

By lacey / 18 December 2023

Is the Climate Causing Your Breakouts?
It’s simply fact that climate changes cause changes in our skin. As the gateway to the external world, it’s no surprise that the environment has a huge impact on the health and appearance of our body’s largest organ — skin! Just like premature aging due to the environment, weather-related acne is real. As the world’s first climate smart skincare, we’re here to put your skin at ease. It’s time to start paying attention and addressing the ways in which the increasingly aggressive climate is affecting our skin.

Summer is Not a Vacation for Skin

With intensely high temperatures and extreme humidity levels, the climate throws off the skin’s natural moisture balance. Regardless of whether you have dry or oily skin, dehydrated skin appears in many forms amid the various summer climates. In desert conditions where humidity is extremely low, skin loses most of its water content and over compensates by increasing its oil production. Dry, flaky skin that’s notorious in summertime can accumulate on top of the skin, trapping the oils and sebum under the surface. This can clog pores and result in pesky breakouts all throughout the summer months. Fortunately, the Desert Day Cream is non-comedogenic to keep your pores clear, and the various types of Hyaluronic Acid determine the proper amount of hydration to deliver the skin to prevent dehydration-induced dryness or oiliness. Summer can also bring about high humidity levels depending on the climate. Extreme humidity in tropical conditions result in increased sweating, which can also clog pores. All Pour Moi Day Creams are non-comedogenic so pores don’t become clogged, and the Tropical Day Cream is specifically formulated with Coconut Acid to promote healthy, blemish-free skin even when the humid air is thick with irritants.

Skin Doesn’t Take a Winter Break

When temperatures begin to drop and winter is on its way, skin must adjust accordingly to avoid common winter skin issues such as breakouts and the loss of moisture. Dehydrated skin is a very serious skin issue because skin requires proper hydration to remain healthy, youthful, clear, and beautiful. When skin is lacking in water content due to the extremely cold, dry climate, skin becomes dry and flaky. New skin cell regeneration begins to slow, allowing bacteria to build up in the rough, dry layers. Using an effective, high-performing Day Cream is a preventative measure when it comes to winter breakouts. In the freezing cold, overusing products causes a vicious cycle of drying out the skin to which skin responds with excess oil production. This is why the Polar Day Cream is a lifesaver when the cold, dry air in combination with central heating causes the skin to put up a fight.

Take it One Season at a Time

The easiest (and perhaps most sane) approach to noticing patterns in the weather, and therefore patterns in the skin, is to look at the bigger picture instead of day-to-day. Our climate smart Day Creams are divided by the four major climates that affect skin — Polar, Desert, Tropical, and Temperate — and this should also help you to match your season or period to the overarching climate conditions. Pour Moi’s Serums work wonders for treating skin that becomes dehydrated and acne-prone due to the climate. The White Serum restores moisture balance in oily skin, while the Black Serum breaks up dryness in dry skin. This allows the climate smart Day Cream to better perform its job of hydrating and protecting the skin when faced with extreme climate conditions. Hydrated skin often equates to clear skin. Moisturizing is vital when it comes to the overall health of skin, including acne-prone skin. Delivering potent nourishment and hydration deep into the skin layers, especially when climate conditions are severe, ensures that skin has a better chance of healing itself.