Summer is a favourite season for much of the population, a time when we can enjoy being outdoors without the need for layers and waterproofs (most of the time…). However, with it can come a whole new set of skin problems which can be tricky to deal with or prevent in the first place. Today, we’re looking at some of the most common skin issues for the summer season and some of the ways to deal with them.
Probably the single most common skin problem during the sunnier months is sunburn. Spending too much time in the sun or failing to use adequate sun protection can cause serious damage and in some cases can even need hospitalisation. Obviously, the most important thing is using a good SPF to avoid getting burned in the first place, but applying Dermalogica After Sun Repair will also help to heal and repair the skin.
Heat rash is super common when the temperature soars, especially for people with sensitive skin the first place. There’s no agreed ‘cure’ for heat rash and it’s largely harmless apart from being slightly itchy and uncomfortable, but applying a soothing treatment like Dermalogica Ultra Calming Mist can really help to relieve the discomfort.
The combination of sweat, sun-cream, air conditioning and chlorine can play absolute havoc with your skin’s natural balance and give rise to breakouts of spots and pimples. Using a really good cleanser like Dermalogica Skin Cleansing Wipes will keep your skin blemish free while Dermalogica Breakout Control is an on-the-spot treatment which will reverse blemishes as they happen.
Dry skin is also quite common during the summer months, with a number of causes, but fortunately it’s quite simple to treat. Choose a rich product such as Dermalogica Ultra Rich Body Cream which will cocoon the body in a layer of moisture and help to return the skin to its normal state.
Hard skin on the feet is the ultimate summer paradox; we spend so much time getting our feet “summer ready” and looking presentable in sandals, only for the sandals (and other shoes with a thin, unsupportive sole) to actually cause hard skin! Use a pumice stone after you’ve soaked in the bath to reduce hard skin and add Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub into your regular foot care routine to keep it at bay.