Summer Skin Problems And How To Prevent Them

Lazy days at the pool, BBQs and walks in the park are all great ways to spend an afternoon during summer. And while getting a natural dose of Vitamin D is fantastic, the summer sun can also wreak havoc on your skin. Keep reading to find out the most common summer skin issues, and how to avoid/treat them.


Sunscreen

You know sunscreen is a must year-round, but it is essential during summer. Not only will quality sunscreen, properly applied, protect your skin from sunburn, but it also is key to avoiding fine lines and wrinkles. Typical sunscreen works great on your body, but when applied to your face, it can cause acne, even in post-menopausal women. Our ZO Health Daily Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen is water and perspiration resistant for 80 minutes. This non-greasy sunscreen, with ZOX12® complex, dries quickly with a sheer matte finish to shield against UVA/UVB and IR-A rays, and HEV light.


Folliculitis

Folliculitis is an infection of the scalp caused by pore-clogging bacteria that form in hair follicles after sweating. It looks and feels like pimples, but it’s often tender or itchy. Showering as soon as you can after you sweat is the best way to prevent folliculitis.


Eczema Flare-Ups

Eczema is a chronic condition that causes patches of itchy, red, cracked skin to develop. The summer heat makes eczema flare-ups more intense. Hotter temperatures can irritate the skin, and sweat can quickly collect in the bends of elbows and knees, which are areas where eczema commonly appears. Hush & Hush’s Time Capsule can help keep these at bay. This daily supplement boosts collagen production and adds moisture to the skin. It protects against environmental damage, pollution, sun exposure, and blue light damage. It also replaces a daily vitamin!


Heat Rash And Athlete’s Foot

When sweat glands get clogged, sweat can’t escape your body. It builds up under your skin and causes heat rash, an itchy rash of tiny bumps. This skin problem is sometimes called prickly heat because the skin feels prickly when the bumps burst. The best way to avoid heat rash is to wear loose, lightly-fitting clothing, and take cool showers after intense sweating.

Avoid getting athlete’s foot by making sure your feet are dry and protected. Consider using an antifungal powder in your shoes and between your toes. Furthermore, change your socks if you sweat through them and don’t wear wet shoes.


Mole Recognition

Another important tip is to be aware of the size and shape of your moles. If you notice changes, contact your dermatologist for a check-up.


Stay Hydrated

Along with sunscreen, the most important tip for taking care of your skin this summer is to stay hydrated. If you haven’t checked out our blog for 7 tips to staying hydrated yet, take a few moments to give that a quick read. Also, through the end of July, we’re offering a deal on our IV hydration blends for beauty, immunity, and skin health for $99. Book your appointment today and enjoy the benefits of full hydration this summer. For tips and our latest updates, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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