How to Prevent Summer Skin Problems
Skin problems can be rampant during the summer and they can take out all the fun of the season. For instance, an itchy rash or a sunburned skin can instantly remove the happy days spent on the beach under the sun. However, there are ways to avoid developing skin issues or at least prevent them from getting worse. Here are some things you can do:
When sweat is combined with the oil in your face or even other parts of your body, they can clog the pores, which can lead to breakouts. If you are prone to breakouts, you should avoid getting your face too sweaty by wiping it and washing it often. You should also thoroughly wash your sweaty clothes to completely remove bacteria that can cause breakouts. If you use skin care products, you should make sure that they are oil-free to avoid clogging your pores.
2. Dry skin
If your skin gets too dry, it can get irritated. Irritation can then lead to skin redness and other skin problems. To avoid this, you should shower immediately after leaving the beach or swimming pool. Make sure to use a body wash or cleanser that is designed to hydrate the skin.
After you shower, apply a copious amount of moisturizer. The moisturizer will make sure that your skin retains enough water and prevent it from becoming too dry. If possible, always bring your moisturizer with you so you can use it immediately when you feel that your skin is getting too dry.
Since it is summer and you will spend long hours under the sun, you should wear sunscreen. Use a water-resistant, at least SPF 15 sunscreen to ensure that your skin is protected from the sun’s harmful rays.
3. Infected follicles
Oftentimes, infected follicles are mistaken as breakouts. However, they are more itchy and tender. They occur on the opening where hair grows and if it goes untreated, they can lead to becoming wounds.
To reduce your susceptibility to having infected follicles, you should replace your tight workout clothes immediately after the session. You should also avoid public hot tubs, especially if you are not sure of the acid and chlorine level in the water.
Another way to avoid having infected follicles is by wearing loose and breathable clothes during summer.
4. Heat rash
Heat rash is caused by blocked sweat glands. Since sweat cannot exit the body due to the blockage, they end up becoming itchy bumps on the skin. To avoid this, you should go out in the heat wearing light and loose clothes. Moreover, take regular cold showers to keep the skin cool and the sweat glands free from clogging.
Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.
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