Quick Summer Skincare Tips
Warm, sunny days are what make summer such a blast, but the
heat can also lead to all kinds of breakouts. From zits to rashes, keep your skin
clear when it’s hot out with these cures for common
summer skincare problems.
Heat and humidity can make skin oily, leading to acne on
the face, chest and back. If
pimples start popping
up, gently cleanse with a salicylic acid wash twice a day at most — more than that
might irritate skin. Sweat can also cause acne so be sure to shower after exercising.
Beat by Heat Rash
If you have a sea of red bumps on your body, and they feel
itchy or prickly, then you probably have heat rash. Get out of the sun and apply
cold, damp cloths. The rash should clear as your skin cools.
Breaking out along the bikini line? Those bumps are caused
shaven hairs curling back and growing into the skin.
Stop shaving until they clear up, and if they don’t go away within a week or so,
talk to your doctor about treating them with hydrocortisone cream. Help prevent
razor bumps by never shaving dry.
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