"You're more prone to acne in the summer due to the heat, sweating and humidity," says Debra Jaliman, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist. "These factors increase skin oiliness as well as cause bacteria to multiply easier and can cause your pores to clog, leading to acne breakouts." But what can you do to fix your oiliness and pimples ASAP?
For Dr. Jaliman, it's all about finding products with the right ingredients, specifically glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. She also suggests switching to clothing with natural fibers, like cotton, to avoid body breakouts caused by sweating on your chest or back.