Summertime is a sweaty, sticky, and sun-filled season. With beach days and dips in the pool abound, skincare can often fall by the wayside. The warm summer months are a fantastic breeding ground for harmful bacteria to thrive in, so taking care of your body and your skin is of utmost importance.
Many consumers only think of winter as the prime season for skincare issues. However, the summer season can bring along its own array of skin afflictions, many of which can be incredibly damaging if not treated correctly. Let’s take a look at the eight most prevalent summer skincare issues and how they can best be treated to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.
It is no surprise that the first issue that comes to mind for summertime skincare is sunburn. Sunburn is a nasty skin affliction that almost everyone will experience at some point in their life. It is the result of extended sun exposure and can leave your skin red, cracking, peeling, and even blistering.
Other annoying skin problems faced by both men and women alike throughout the summer are razor bumps and ingrown hairs. These irritating, unattractive bumps can occur when there is a build-up of bacteria or dead skin in hair follicles. This causes the hair to grow in an unnatural direction, leading to painful and itchy red bumps and boils wherever you shaved.
Sometimes ingrown hairs and razor bumps are unavoidable, but there are a few ways to prevent and treat them in the summer months.
While it is most prevalent in babies and young children, heat rash can still affect adults spending too much time in the hot weather. Heat rash is characterized by uncomfortable red patches of rash-ridden skin. It is caused by extended exposure to hot, humid environments, not just from extended sun exposure.
Poison ivy, oak, and sumac rashes are another skin condition that is prevalent in the summer and mostly affects children. However, if you are an active, outdoorsy adult, these pesky plants may bother you too.
When your body comes into contact with these plants, the leaves emit an oily substance called urushiol. The plants themselves are not poisonous, but urushiol is and it can spread easily, so it is important to treat poison ivy, oak, and sumac rashes as soon as they flare up (usually within 24 hours of contact).
Heat and humidity in the summer are going to cause you to sweat – a lot. Sweat and damp clothing can lead to more bothersome skin conditions and flare-ups. If you’re prone to eczema or acne, summer can be a challenging time of year. Luckily, there are a number of ways to reduce these irritating flare-ups.
Surprisingly, dry skin can be an issue even in humid summer temperatures. You sweat much more in the summertime months, leaving skin dehydrated and irritated by salt deposits. Consistent moisturizing and the occasional spa treatment can remedy summertime dry skin right away.
Beautiful, sunkissed skin is the hallmark of the summer season. However, as your body becomes more tanned, scars and blemishes can become more noticeable. There are many over the counter and professional remedies available to combat scarring so you can feel gorgeous all summer long.
Perhaps the most worrisome skincare issue for women, wrinkles and age spots can be brought on or exacerbated by prolonged exposure to sunlight and warm weather. Luckily, innovative technology has made it easy to reduce the signs of wrinkles and aging.
Protection from the sun and its harmful UV rays throughout the summer months is essential if you want to keep your skin feeling healthy and nourished.
While sunscreen and other over the counter topical solutions may be useful in the short-term, the sun can cause lifelong damage to your skin if not treated properly and professionally. Medical spas often offer incredibly beneficial skincare treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion that can reduce the effects of sun damage on the skin.
Protect yourself and your skin for summer – and for life – by utilizing a variety of at-home and professional spa treatments to combat sun damage.
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