21 Nov Summer Skin Tips
It’s easy to focus on the fun positives that come with summer; time off, Christmas, family, friends, beach days, poolside drinks and a happy social vibe – but sometimes the increased heat, humidity and sun exposure can leave our skin stressed and damaged.
We’ve rounded up smart summer skin fixes for the most common issues your skin can suffer from this sunny season!
The issue: The heat from the sun can cause your skin temperature to increase, which means moisture in the skin will evaporate in an attempt to cool your skin down. This change in moisture levels can aggravate your skin, leaving a raised, red and sometimes uncomfortable rash.
The fix: Cooling and hydrating the skin and calming the aggravation are the keys to subduing heat rash. A cool compress followed by a light gel-based moisturiser will hydrate the skin. If the rash is persisting, a mask that contains calming ingredients such as chamomile and oats will assist in bringing down the bumps.
neoSKiN loves: Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer and Phyto Corrective gel mask.
The issue: As much as we all know that sunburn is damaging and potentially dangerous, there are still times when we can find ourselves a little redder than we would like to be! Light pinkness, ranging all the way up to severe sunburn with blistering and skin swelling are all risks of being exposed to the summer sun.
The fix: Obviously prevention is better than a cure when it comes to sun exposure, so be sure to carry a small tube of sunscreen in your handbag in case you find yourself outside for longer than expected. In the instance that you do get burnt, be sure to hydrate yourself with cold water from the inside, as dehydration and sunstroke are likely when your body is dealing with sunburn.
Cool compresses, pure aloe vera gel will alleviate the initial redness and swelling. Follow up with an ultra-hydrating cream that’s packed with antioxidants to lessen the damage free radicals from the UVA and UVB rays have on your skin.
neoSKiN loves: neoSKiN Aloe Vera Gel and Ultraceuticals Sun Active Face & Body Recovery Cream
The issue: ‘Bacne’, or breakouts on your back, are less than ideal in the summer months when your clothes are more revealing…Sadly an increase in perspiration and application of sunscreen can clog pores and create red bumps on your back.
The fix: Your usual regime of body wash and water will need to be stepped up to battle ‘bacne’. Take an antibacterial or salicylic acid based cleanser to your back, exfoliating twice a week with a loofah brush or exfoliating mitt. Be sure to cleanse sunscreen off thoroughly post-beach. A exfoliating leave-on mask applied overnight will help to clear your back while you sleep.
neoSKiN loves: NEO Smooth+
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