Summers are an absolute blast!
The fun and frolic that begins with the arrival of summer are simply unparalleled. Be it taking a long-awaited vacation, sunbathing, enjoying chilled lollies, or relishing scrumptious mangoes, the season makes even the simplest of things seem blissful.
But what if this summer fun starts taking a toll on your skin? The effects of the sun and heat prompt numerous skin concerns, including summer bumps and sunburn.
As a result, taking proper care of your skin during the summer is a must. In this article, we've attempted to address the key skin issues we confront in the season and how to deal with them.
Read along to ensure your skin has as much fun as you do this summer!
Watch Out For These Top Summer Skincare Concerns
These pesky skincare problems are most prevalent in summer:
Sunburn, indeed, is one of the most rampant summer skincare concerns. The sun is extra harsh in the summer which leaves our skin tanned, dull, and sunburned.
Most people are quick to advise staying indoors to avoid the harmful effects of the sun. However, that’s not possible all the time.
There are times when we will have to step out in the sun, and that is where sun protection becomes a must. Make it a habit to apply a light, oil-free sunscreen that can penetrate the skin quickly to prevent sun damage. For instance, Sunscreen with SPF 50 is ideal to prevent tanning and skin aging prompted by harsh UV rays.
You might find it hard to believe, but some people are allergic to harsh sun rays! Strong sun rays can lead to mild allergies resulting in summer bumps, hives, and red and scaly skin.
In most cases, they go away on their own, but cold compressions can be helpful to reduce them. You can apply ice cubes to feel better and reduce irritation.
An even better way is to protect yourself from the direct sun rays by wearing sunscreen and using protective gear like a hat or full-sleeved cotton clothes.
Have you ever experienced itching while wearing synthetic, tight clothes in the summer? It is pretty common and it is known as prickly heat or heat rash. Heat rash occurs when the sweat glands are clogged for a long time.
The trapped and accumulated sweat causes heat rash along with summer bumps. These bumps finally burst off, making a way out for the trapped sweat and causing a prickly sensation.
The best way to avoid this is to wear loose cotton clothes that do not clog sweat glands. But somehow, summer bumps find their way to damage our skin, and to reverse such damage, a Vitamin C-based mask like Clay Mask can work like magic. This natural ingredient has multiple benefits for the skin from anti-aging properties to repairing it.
Did you know overexposure to the sun causes melasma?
Melasma is a skin concern characterized by dark spots, also known as sunspots, they appear on exposed parts of our bodies due to melanin disruption.
Melanin is a pigment that is responsible for the colour of our skin and it also protects our skin from the sun. However, exposure to the sun disrupts the production of melanin, resulting in melanin flooding in certain areas of the skin, making them appear darker.
The best way to protect yourself from melasma is to protect your skin from direct sunlight. Another wonderful ingredient that helps fight melasma is niacinamide, which is effective in fading dark spots.
Try our 10% Niacinamide Dark Spot Correcting Serum, formulated with 10% Niacinamide, 1% Zinc, and plant bioactives to fade dark spots and acne scars, reduce redness, and improve skin’s texture.
Acne is no stranger to us. But did you know that there are numerous reasons for acne?
However, some of the most common reasons include hormonal changes, excessive sebum, dirt, and pollution.
Additionally, high temperature is also among the main reasons that cause acne. High temperatures open up pores, and these open pores trap sweat, dirt, and bacteria in the skin, leading to back and body acne.
Carry a clean cotton handkerchief to wipe off sweat from your face. This reduces the chances of getting acne. On the other hand, to minimize the risk of back and body acne you can use our Cica Calming Back & Body Skin Clarifying Spray.
This acne-clearing stain-proof spray is a powerful blend of calming cica, it quickly seeps into the skin to curb active acne and control further breakouts.
The sun is notorious for stealing moisture from our skin. As a result, our skin often feels dry and brittle on harsh summer days. But this problem is not so simple.
While our skin loses its moisture to the sun, the hot temperatures trigger sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, making the skin oily. And this results in a very weird situation where your skin simultaneously lacks hydration and produces more oil.
To combat this tricky situation, you can try our lightweight, oil-free, hydrating gel with probiotics. It is known for offering hydration lasting up to 72 hours while controlling excess oil.
Even after taking all the precautions, summer can still damage your skin. While we cannot prevent them altogether, we might as well work towards reversing them.
Typically, nighttime is the best time to reverse all the damage your skin goes through during the day.
You can use a nourishing night mask with Vitamin C to speed up the repair process and reap benefits overnight. So, keep these concerns and their remedies in mind to tackle the summer bumps, rashes, and acne like a pro and flaunt your summer glow with confidence.