COMMON SUMMER SKINCARE PROBLEMS – AND HOW TO TACKLE THEM
The harsh rays of the sun, high temperatures and sweating – a constant feature of the summer months – can be extremely harsh on your skin. We look at a few common summer skin problems and how you can tackle them – naturally!
Rashes, prickly heat
A common summer problem, this can occur due to multiple reasons -blocked sweat glands and build up of bacteria are a couple of offenders. Use a talcum powder that contains sandalwood. Have a bath a couple of times a day with an antibacterial soap.
Due to excessive sweating and build up of dirt, your pores can get clogged up, leading to acne. Always keep your skin cleaned. Use an antibacterial face wash. If you are prone to acne, try and use a light moisturiser, something that is gel based. Tomato juice, lime juice, multani mitti and sandalwood are a few popular home remedies used to tackle this problem.
Dry itchy patches on the skin and chapped lips are a common problem at this time. Make sure you are well hydrated. Drink plenty of water and fruit juices. Don’t forget to moisturise with gel-based moisturiser.
Increased sun exposure can lead to sunburn. The wonder ingredient to help sooth your red, burning skin is aloe vera. You can also apply cucumber slices which are cooling in nature. And never forget to apply sunscreen – whether you are at home or stepping out.
Increased sun exposure can also hasten sun damage leading to issues like dark patches and pigmentation. Never forget to apply sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF and reapply every 2-3 hours. Face scrubs made of almond, packs with honey, almond, turmeric yogurt, potato paste are all common natural remedies.
Disclaimer: Please note that this article is for general information purposes only and not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor/dermatologist for any skin issue and do not include any new product without prior medical advice.