Summer skin woes and how to deal with them like a pro

Written by Fatema HabibMay 13, 2019

It’s all fun and games until someone gets a heat rash! Every season has its pros and cons and it’s the same case with summer. While summer calls for fun beach trips and delicious mocktails, it is also the season that may bring out a few not-so-fun skin issues that can sideline all your summer pleasures.

From itchy rashes and acne breakouts to dryness and sunburns; the heat and pollution together can wreak havoc on your skin, thereby making it look dull and dehydrated. If you’re looking for ways to deal with your summer skin woes, you’re at the right place! We’ve got it all covered… Read on!

Acne breakouts

Heat, humidity, sweat and extra oil can take a serious toll on your acne-prone skin. Sweat when mixed with bacteria on your skin can clog pores, thereby causing breakouts.

How to treat: To combat this situation, the most basic step is to cleanse your face twice daily. We suggest you get your hands on the Ponds Pure White Anti Pollution with Activated Charcoal Face Wash that helps remove all traces of pollution, grime and impurities and leaves your skin clean and glowing. When outdoors, remember to blot and not wipe sweat off your skin as that can lead to skin irritation.

Itchy skin

While we mostly associate dry skin with winters, it is also one of the major skin concerns in summers. Spending too much time in the sun, pool or even air-conditioner can leave your skin dry and at the same time itchy. The chlorine as well as salt water dries out your skin and leaves your skin begging for moisture.

How to treat: Firstly, if you go for regular swim sessions during summer, ensure that you shower immediately after getting out of the pool. Use a mild body wash such as the Dove Go Fresh Nourishing Body Wash that helps maintain your skin’s moisture barrier and gives you smoother, softer skin after just one shower. Secondly, apply a high SPF level sunscreen like the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 24 PA++ UV Lotion Light Feel before stepping outdoors. It blocks up to 97% harmful UVB rays.

Heat rash

Blocked sweat glands can cause rashes and tiny, itchy bumps on your skin. Because the sweat cannot get out, it tends to build up under your skin, thereby bringing your skin health down.

How to treat: To avoid heat rashes, it’s best to wear light-weight, loose cotton clothing in the scorching summers. If you’re used to exercising outdoors, then we suggest you go either early mornings or late evenings when the climate is cooler.