Oh the joys of summer ….but everything comes with a price! All those late nights, plane rides, lying beach side are sure to come with their own host of skin problems that might dampen our bright sunny days. Read below to learn about some common summer skin problems and ways of treatment and prevention.
1 || Acne
Acne will surface when sweat mixes with bacteria and oils and the pores get blocked. Blackheads, whiteheads, pustules and cystic acne will find its way through if we’re not being diligent about it. This is very common in the summer and the only way to prevent that is to make sure you are cleaning your face quite well. We would also recommend using clarifying products such as Dermaceutic’s Mask 15 which is an astringent clay mask that removes dead cells and excess sebum, and tightens pores. Contact us for orders.
2 || Dry Skin
Dry skin is not only a winter skin problem. Despite the fact that your skin might feel oilier or sweatier in humid climates but this means it is excessively losing oils and moisture that it needs resulting in drier skin. Exposure to air conditioning and chlorinated pools affect the skin as well. Moisturise religiously using effective ingredients like our beloved hyaluronic acid. We recommend Dermaceutic’s Hyal Ceutic which delivers a potent dose of hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, jojoba oil, and vitamin E that together will replenish the skin and return it to its suppleness and firmness. Contact us for orders.
3 || Rashes
Summer is the time for rashes; be they heat rashes, allergy rashes or exposure to certain plants. Always check your surroundings if there is fear of brushing against some poisonous plants if you’re doing outdoor activities such as hiking or biking. Cover yourself up during such activities and if exposure does happen, wash the area well, use cold compresses and apply a repairing cream such as Dermaceutic’s K Ceutic which includes a combination of K complex with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, shea butter and SPF. This cream is amazing for a long list of skin problems and irritations and I personally use it an undereye cream as well. Contact us for orders.
4 || Sunburn
An easy one here but make sure to load on the sunscreen and don’t go below SPF 50 even on cloudy days. Aim to use a broad spectrum water resistant formula, and reapply often especially if you’re swimming. We love Dermaceutic’s Sun Ceutic 50+ which also has age-defense properties that fight skin aging.
5 || Brown Spots
Prevent and treat those annoying brown spots that ruin your summer complexion by loading on the sunscreen and reapplying faithfully. Stay covered and try not to heat up too much as these discolorations are triggered by heat and not just sun exposure. We love Dermaceutic’s Yellow Cream which evens out skin tone and targets stubborn pigmentation using a mixture of glycolic and salicylic acids in addition to concentrated pigment-reducing agents. Light Ceutic is another great product that regulates the production of melanin and promotes the skin’s radiance. Contact us for orders.