Acne and Back to School: Counter the Rebound Effect this Fall

The arrival of fall rings the bell for the start of the school year. But for many, the return to class is also accompanied by the rebound effect on the skin which causes the appearance of pimples. Who's the culprit? Less exposure to the sun and cooler temperatures. Here’s how to counter the rebound effect this fall.

The Rebound Effet of Fall on the Skin

Acne tends to improve during the summer, in particular thanks to the anti-inflammatory action of the sun's UV rays. But the sun does not only have positive effects on the skin: it also causes hyperkeratinization

To defend against UV rays, the upper layer of the skin thickens during the summer. Once fall comes, the skin thins again and sebum struggles to evacuate from the pores, creating a perfect environment for the development of acne.

This results in the formation of microcysts and pimples which will appear at the start of the school year. This is called the rebound effect.

Fight Acne Caused by the Rebound Effect

The appearance of acne in the fall can be controlled by adapting your skincare routine for the change of season. The key to countering the rebound effect is to exfoliate your skin and unclog your pores to limit acne. Here are our tips for countering the rebound effect this fall:

Remore Excess Sebum from Pores

To unclog your pores and thus prevent them from becoming clogged, opt for a cleanser that contains salicylic acid, a BHA. This ingredient dissolves in sebum and helps release excess from pores.

A BHA cleansing foam will help gently remove excess sebum and impurities from your pores, and thus limit the appearance of breakouts.

Exfoliate Skin Frequently

Exfoliation helps remove excess dead skin cells accumulated on the surface of the skin, and thus prevent clogged pores. To counter the rebound effect, exfoliate your face once or twice a week with a scrub or a tri-exfoliating face mask to smooth your skin.

Target Pimples from All Angles

To prevent and make pimples caused by the rebound effect disappear, it is useful to have an effective local treatment on hand.

Designed to target imperfections from all angles with its combination of AHA, BHA, PHA and vitamin B5, this spot clearing gel is ideal for quickly countering the rebound effect.

Finally, fall brings its share of challenges for the skin, including the rebound effect. Fortunately, it is possible to counter this rebound by adapting your skincare routine for this change of season.

If your acne persists despite your adjustments, consult a dermatologist or make an appointment for a phone consultation to find the skincare routine suited to your needs. With a thoughtful approach, fall can be a season where your skin glows.