How to Prevent Summer Skin Problems?

girl in a wide brim hat and shade while smiling in the sun: text: How to prevent summer skin problems? Are we all ready for summer and everything it has to offer? Are you marking your calendar for your next trip to the beach? And who’s looking forward to the next hiking and biking experience at your favorite park this summer? And while we all love every bit of summer in the sun, the summer fun is also taking its toll on our skin. Commonly, the sun can have a damaging effect on our skin and cause some serious skin problems. Some skin irritation can’t be avoided, while we can easily handle some common skin problems. So here, we compiled some typical summer skin problems and how to prevent them.

Acne Breakouts

Sweat, bacteria, and oils are the main ingredients for clogged pores. And being out in the sun makes us susceptible to acne breakouts. Be mindful of your skin to fix breakouts. Make sure to wash your face regularly, especially after exercising or spending time outdoors in the sun. And don’t forget to wash your hands to prevent bacteria from transferring from your hands to your face. Always keep a towel or sweatband on your hand to blot sweat from your skin. And finally, when using moisturizer, opt for oil-free or non-comedogenic products so as not to clog pores. Some essential oils can help clear acne.


Talking about common summer skin problems, sunburn could come first. Even if you wear sunscreen, there is still a chance you will have that red and painful skin at some point. Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin while you are staying outside. Seek shade, if possible. Always wear a wide-brim hat and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes in the summer sun.


Melasma is a skin condition that causes those brown and gray patches to appear. Overexposure to the summer sun can make those brown-gray patches on your skin more noticeable. Always wear a hat and sunscreen containing SPF not less than 30 when you go outside to control melasma. Also, avoid harsh skin products that are irritating to the skin and make melasma worse. Better book a facial to help you treat and manage melasma.

Heat Rash

A blocked sweat gland causes heat rash or prickly heat. The sweat that can’t escape your body will build up under your skin and cause a rash and tiny, itchy bump. Avoid outdoor activities during the hottest time of the day to prevent heat rash. Always wear as loose, breathable clothing as possible to avoid experiencing prickly heat.



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