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If you live in extremely cold areas, summers might be a blessing for you. It finally time for you to come out of hiding and enjoy the sun. But for those already living in warmer areas, I feel sorry for you. It’s time for you to say hello to all the skin problems in summer. Your skin will now have to face the scorching sun and fight with issues like acne, rash, and sunburn. Just because some skin problems are more prevalent in summer does not mean that you have to keep scratching your skin the whole summer. Knowing about the common skin problems in summer and their possible prevention and treatment remedies will ease half of your pain.
The sun above your heads is ready as always to sip the life out of you. If that seems like an exaggeration, it at least consumes all the water and energy stored in your body. This leads to various health problems, but the most effects are shown on your innocent skin. Let’s learn about some common skin problems in summer, so you know how to prevent them before they even arise.
Common Skin Problems In Summer
Here ae the common skin problems in summer along with some tips to prevent and treat them.
This is probably the most common skin problem in summer. If you think that sunburn only happens if you see noticeable red patches on your skin, you are wrong. Sunburn can be marked by a symptom as minor as mere itching to a proper burn with peeling skin.
Sunburn refers to the damaged flushed skin caused by overexposure to the UV rays of the sun. It varies from mild to severe. The first-degree sunburn only damages the outer layer of your skin and usually heals by itself within a few days. A second-degree sunburn may penetrate the outermost layer and damage the inner dermis. The sunburn symptoms are redness, itching, skin peeling, swelling, wet-looking skin, and mild to severe pain.
The best preventive measure to avoid sunburn is simply to prevent direct contact with the sun. Wear shade caps, sunglasses and use umbrellas this summer. Make sure always to wear sunscreen and keep on reapplying it.
If somehow you get a sunburn, you should use the following remedies
- Use ice packs and cold compresses to soothe the skin.
- Use cool baths to bring the body temperature down and soothe the skin.
- Use aloe Vera gel and cooling creams.
- Take aspirin or ibuprofen if you have any swelling.
This is not a skin issue mainly. Your whole body is dehydrated during summers. With its shiny and sweaty appearance, your skin may fool you into thinking that it is well hydrated. Unlike in winters, dehydration in summers is not shown through flaky skin. But your body is craving more and more hydration. This dehydration takes a toll on your skin too. The lack of hydration can lead to acne and dull and dry skin.
- Spending time in the sun, pools, and air-conditioned rooms is the main culprit of your dehydrated skin. This can be prevented by flowing these simple tips.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Take a shower as soon as you come out of the pool.
- Avoid excessive sunbathing.
- Be friends with hyaluronic acid as it helps keep the moisture in the skin.
- Stick to your usual moisturizing routine.
In summers, your follicles have a higher chance of getting infected and develop folliculitis. Infected hair follicles may look like pimples, but these are itchy and tender. This summer, you can avoid folliculitis by using following these simple tips.
- Immediately get out of your workout clothing.
- Only swim in waters with properly controlled chlorine and acid levels.
- Avoid hot tubs and Jacuzzis as these cause “hot tub folliculitis”.
- Stick to light-weight, loose-fitting, and airy clothes.
- Take frequent baths.
acne can worse in summer. When sweat mixes with bacteria and oils on the skin, it can clog your pores and result in acne. The best way to treat acne is to consult a dermatologist, but till then, you can use these tips
- Use blotting paper or a towel to remove the sweat. Make sure to gently blot as wiping can irritate your skin which can lead to a breakout.
- Don’t wear sweaty clothes, headbands, masks, and caps.
- Use oil-free products this summer.
- Stick to non-comodogenic products.
Rashes are the most common summer skin problem. If you have even the slightest chub on your things, arms, or belly, summers can be hell for you. Mind you, that rashes for many people are not mere redness of the skin. They can be so harsh that they may cause immobility, obliterating the outermost layer of skin, leaving the inner skin to seep and harbor infections.
Blocked sweat glands cause prickly heat rashes. The sweat builds up under your skin, causing small bumps. These bumps burst and release sweat which causes a stingy and prickly feeling. When this affected area rubs together, it causes even more pain and irritation. Rashes usually occur in areas with little air exposure underarms, under legs, breasts, etc. The best way to avoid rashes is to
- Wear light-weight loose-fitting clothes made of cotton.
- Exercise in cool rooms or during the coolest part of the day.
The Next Step
If you have a skin condition, be it rashes, acne or eczema, there is a high chance that it will aggravate in the summer. The best way to deal with all your skin problems in summer is to consult the best dermatologist in Lahore.
Book an appointment now, to answer all your queries. You can book an appointment with top dermatologists in Lahore through Marham by calling at Marham helpline: 0311-1222398 or by online appointment booking facility through the website or Marham mobile app.
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