In the summer months when the sun is particularly fierce, extra precautions are your first line of defense against unnecessary skin damage. Keeping your skin care routine sun protection friendly, with SPF spiked cosmetics, diligent moisturizing and vigilant hydration are all essential to your summer skincare routine, but when the summertime elements get the better of you, there are a few quick fixes to keep your skin healthy and refreshed all summer long.
When bugs attack — Summer fun and the buzz of mosquitos go hand in hand. When exposed flesh is left vulnerable to the nosy needling of ‘skeeters, a great way to soothe the ensuing irritation is to press a cold soaked tea bag to the itchy area. Another tack is a soothing oatmeal bath. Each of these methods will give you some relief from the obnoxious itch of those raised red bumps that result from mosquito bites.
Heat rash remedies — Excess sweating can cause a number of skin irritations, first and foremost, the common heat rash. When the salty combination of rivulets of sweat meet the delicate skin in your not typically exposed regions (between thighs, underarms, chest, and belly) you can at the very least be assured that many heat rashes clear up on their own. Offer the support of light breezy fabrics and periods of exposure in order to “dry out.” However, if your rash lasts longer than a couple of days and shows no sign of quitting, make an appointment with your doctor.
Sunburns — When the sun gets the better of your skin it can hinder all your summer fun. The sunburn is for many, an unavoidable summer skin occurrence. When SPF fails it helps to have a tangible backup plan, such as a sun umbrella, parasol, or wide-brimmed hat. But when you find your skin sporting a shade of red that is a bit more violent than comfortable, draw a cool bath and add a healthy pour of apple cider vinegar. This will help restore your skin’s PH balance and promote healing.
Stay safe this summer, and visit Laser Smooth’s website for more summertime skin care tips!