How to prevent skin problems in the summer?
Looking forward to the summer holiday and all the fun memories you will make?
But you probably wish to enjoy the summer parties without the nasty red pimps that constantly show up on your face. And lying on the beach with a cold cocktail in your hand would be even better without the painful sunburn after that.
Here`re a few tips to help you keep your skin healthy in summer:
1. Keep your skin clean and moisturized
Clogged pores are often caused by sweat that mixes with bacteria and oils on the skin. One way to prevent acne breakouts is by washing your face at least twice a day, especially after exercising or spending time in the sun.
Choose the right washing product for your skin type and opt for high-quality and organic goods that are not too aggressive towards your skin. Use a moisturizer to avoid dry skin that may be due to your skin losing too much oil or water.
2. Drink enough water
Summer is the season when we need to make sure we are sufficiently hydrated. Dehydration can affect negatively the look of our skin, among other body functions. So, make sure you are hydrated.
There is, unfortunately, no reliable research to guarantee that sufficient hydration leads to glowing skin. But why not trying? Observe how you feel and whether it impacts the look of your skin. And, always try to strike the right balance, drink enough water, but not too much. Follow the general medical advice on the subject or consult your doctor!
3. Apply sun cream
Most of us enjoy staying outdoors in the blazing sun, especially during the summer. However, this might be dangerous for our skin that can get red and sunburned; not to mention the other risks of excessive sunlight exposure.
To be on the safe side, apply enough high-quality sunscreen with a relevant protecting factor in every two hours and after sweating or swimming. Wear protective clothing and seeks shade in case the sun has affected you negatively.
!!! Note If you happen to notice any skin problems or conditions that are not going away, be sure to consult a dermatologist.
It's also recommended to book a consultation with a specialist who can help you choose the most suitable skin products for your skin type.
Source: UPMC MyHealth Matters