We tend to spend more time outside during the summer season. But the increased exposure to detrimental factors such as sunlight, irritants, etc. can cause painful, itchy rashes on the skin. Thankfully, there are several sun protection creams you can use to avoid these unwanted skin woes. But before that, let us walk you through some summer skin problems that most people experience during the scorching heat.
- Acne and breakouts
When sweat gets mixed with bacteria, it can clog pores, and people which oily skin often experience this issue. So, the best way to avoid this is by always keeping a clean towel or cloth by your skin and bloating your sweat using it. Avoid wiping or you will irritate your skin. Also, wash your sweaty clothes, hats, towels, and headbands before wearing them. Use non-comedogenic sunscreen for the face to avoid acne and breakouts.
- Dry and irritated skin
Even if the outside air is hot and humid, some people can have dry and irritated skin. Most bacteria are present in swimming pools, the sun, and the air-conditioning. If your skin starts feeling uncomfortable, consider using a mild cleanser to wash your skin like CIEL Oil Control Face Wash. Also, take a shower immediately after getting out of the pool using clean water. Always apply a broad-spectrum sun protection cream like CIEL Cooling Sunblock SPF 50 before stepping outdoors. Carry a moisturizer in your bag and apply it whenever your skin feels dry.
Being outdoors, especially in the sun, can make brown patches on the face more noticeable. So make sure to keep a sun defence cream by your side and re-apply it every two hours to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. Also, keep your skin protected by wearing sun-protective clothing.
- Sun allergy
Many people tend to develop hives when they are out in the sun, especially if they take certain medication, or have photosensitivity. If you too are one of these people, you might be experiencing red and extremely itchy bumps on your bare skin.
Same way, some people can experience blisters in the sun. So, to prevent allergic reactions like these, the first thing you should do is check your medicines. Some antibiotics such as doxycycline, minocycline, and tetracycline can cause an allergic reaction on the skin. Hence, make sure to protect your skin by seeking shade and wearing CIEL Cooling Sunblock SPF 50. Now you know some common skin problems that most people experience during summer. If you happen to experience any of them, follow the remedies mentioned. Check out more CIEL skin products here.