Tips For Summer Time Skin Care

Tips For Summertime Skin Care

By Sandra Ketcham


Photo Credit girl in bikini sunburning image by Maksym Gorpenyuk from Fotolia.comHot summer weather is hard on the skin, but it is possible to minimize the negative effects of the sun's UV rays, heat and humidity with proper skin care. Some skin conditions are common during the summer months, including sunburn, acne, prickly heat, dry skin and ingrown hairs. Prevention and prompt treatment of these conditions is an essential part of summertime skin care.


Face and Body

Acne Face and body acne are more common during the summer due to increased perspiration. Washing the skin twice-daily using warm water and a gentle soap helps prevent breakouts, and applying an over-the-counter acne treatment containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can dry excess oil and open up clogged pores. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using cosmetics and skin care products labeled as noncomedogenic, which means they will not clog pores, and removing makeup before going to bed at night. Severe cases of acne require medical evaluation and treatment to prevent scarring and other complications.


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