Summer is great but there are some added health risks to your skin beyond your painful sunburn when you forget to wear sunscreen. From increased risk of bacterial and fungal infection to rashes, summer can wreak havoc on your skin. Here are some skin issues and a few tips to help your skin stay healthy this summer.
3. Heat Rash
Heat rash is common in the summer for pretty self-explanatory reasons: It’s caused when perspiration gets trapped under your skin due to blocked pores, so it can be developed simply from spending time outside or from engaging in intense physical activity that causes you to sweat profusely. The symptoms are blisters, bumps, and lesions on the skin — and, as always, cases range from mild to severe.
Heat rash typically clears up on its own as long as you stay out of the sun and avoid the heat — so, grab a book and crank up the air conditioning. Calamine lotion can help reduce the itching, and you should wear lightweight clothing while you wait for the rash to go away. Ice packs can also help soothe the affected area.
However, you should see a doctor if the symptoms get worse, you develop a fever or chills, or pus begins to ooze from the blisters or lesions on your skin — you could be dealing with something more serious. Swollen glands are also a red flag and a sign that you should see a doctor.
Keep your skin healthy and soft after removing any unwanted hair. To learn about aftercare for your laser treatments go here!