How to treat bad breakouts this summer

Although we are all happy to see the sun and enjoy the heat, this type of weather can cause skin problems and breakouts like any other. While we may dread the dreary dry skin of December, sunny June can brings breakouts, oily skin and so much more. Here are several tips to tackle each skin issue this summer offers.

Breakouts

In hot weather, your skin’s oil production tends to increase, potentially causing blemishes on your face and body.

To prevent this, use a non-comedogenic sunscreen like La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen. Before you reapply, wipe your face with a cleansing towelette.

Spot-treat facial blemishes with a salicylic acid product like Le Mieux Exfoliating Cleansing Gel work well. For body breakouts, try a tea tree cleanser such as Lycon Tea-Tree Total because of its natural anti-bacterial agent.

Dry Skin

In contrast to the cold winds that cause dry skin in winter, summer dry skin is usually the result of too much time in the water or chlorine exposure.

To stop this, shower only once a day and exfoliate with a scrub to allow your moisturizer to penetrate better like Lycon Body Exfoliant. If you’re a swimmer, rinse with a creamy hydrating cleanser such as SoBerry Massage, Bath and Body Oil as soon as you get out of the pool. Its sweet almond oil is super nourishing.

Those Little Red Bumps

You’re probably shaving more frequently, which means you’re more prone to developing folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles ).

Avoid rich lotions right after shaving, which could irritate, and cleanse with an antibacterial soap. Use a redness-relief moisturizer on problem spots like Le Mieux 02 calming Gel which contains 18 botanical extracts to immediately relieve mild skin irritation, leaving skin calm, soothed, and moisturized.

Hyper pigmentation

No matter how careful you are with the SPF, you might start noticing dark spots possibly due to prior unprotected sun exposure.

Strengthen your UV defence by pairing your sunscreen with a vitamin C serum like Le Mieux Vita-C serum. To fade brown spots, the new Pinkini Lightening Serum has Vita C Complex and works on bikini, underarm, hands and other pigment prone areas.

Heat rash

Things get itchy when sweat glands are blocked, trapping perspiration beneath the skin.

Exfoliate daily with a mild scrub such as Lycon Sugar Scrubs. As soon as you notice any itchiness, apply a cold compress; then dab on 0.5 percent hydrocortisone cream and moisturize with a lotion containing aloe or calendula with hyaluronic acid and arnica.

Cold sores

Sunlight can trigger an outbreak: It decreases your immune system’s ability to fight the HSV-1 virus.

To prevent this wear a sun hat on beach days to shield your lips from UV rays. A lysine supplement may also help prevent sores. If you have frequent flare-ups, maybe an oral medication before prolonged sun exposure is recommended.

It is so important to take care of your skin both inside and out and with these simple tips your summer skin problems can finally be fixed.

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