Summer Skin Issues
Well, we’ve been wishing for warmer weather for months now and it’s finally here. While we are all overjoyed, there are a few “gotchas” that come along with it. Sure, the winter has its own set of skin care blues like acne, dry patches, chapped lips, and the list goes on. However, the sun, salt, and sweat bring on a whole new set of skin woes that can lead to far more serious issues, from sunburn to melanoma. Knowing how to handle common summer-related skin problems can save you some serious heartache in the future. Check out our top 6 summer skin care survival tips and this just might be your skin’s best summer ever.
- Sun Damage, aka premature aging, includes sunspots, wrinkles, discolorations and more. Summer is all about looking young and having fun, so be sure to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out. Don’t forget to reapply every two hours. Additionally, give your skin a leg up by treating it with some natural skin boosting remedies such as lemon and tomato. Try juicing these antioxidant rich foods and freezing it in an ice tray. Rub these ice cubes on the skin every other day and allow to dry before rinsing it off. This will help keep your skin fresh and hydrated all summer long.
- Melting Makeup may be one of the biggest complaints among young women when it comes to warmer weather. Seriously though, you spend all morning getting the perfect winged liner only for it to be completely melted away 3 hours later. Investing in a good makeup setting spray and sticking your eyeliner in the freezer for 10 minutes before use will get rid of that problem. We highly recommend using a makeup setting spray that has an SPF for extra protection from the sun.
- Sunburn can easily turn an epic day at the beach to a day of misery but if you know how to quickly ease the irritation you can minimize the sun damage. Taking an aspirin and applying hydrocortisone cream will reduce the swelling the redness. You can try more natural remedies such as applying aloe, cold plain yogurt or a cloth soaked in milk and ice for at least 10 minutes as well.
- Dehydrated Skin can easily be combated drinking a sufficient amount of water daily. Remember, the hotter it is outside the more water your body needs! Hydration is not only good for keeping your skin looking hydrated and healthy, but it will also prevent headaches and dizziness which can ruin your beach trip. Always keep a water bottle on you and set a goal for drinking a certain amount of water a day.
- Cracked Heels and Calluses on the feet are inevitable in the warmer months. You’re walking around more and those new sandals (even though they are super cute) sometimes rub your feet the wrong way. Give your feet extra care this summer by trying to prevent as much friction as possible. Carry around a soothing balm to apply to areas of friction to minimize the damage. At night, apply a creamy moisturizer and your favorite cozy cotton socks to pamper your feet.
- Heat Rash comes when sweat glands get clogged with perspiration. You can help prevent those itchy, annoying little bumps by wearing light clothing that let your skin breathe. In addition, avoid clogging your pores with thick creams, lotions, and ointments. The good news is that heat rash usually goes away on its own after about 3 or 4 days. Soothe the itch by applying a cold compress, completely drying and dabbing a small amount of baby powder on the affected area.
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