Tanning may be a desired look but, more than likely, causes damage to the skin.
Chlorine kills both good and bad bacteria on the skin, resulting in acne and skin irritations such as eczema and skin rashes.
Longer summer days mean increased sun exposure and more intense ultraviolet rays. This is the prime season for skin cancer development.
Not washing one’s face shortly after sweating or a workout increases the number of red papules on the skin.
Facial skin has the greatest number of sebaceous glands. Hot, humid summer days increase sebum.
When using alpha hydroxy acids, protect skin from ultraviolet rays to prevent damage.
An SPF containing zinc oxide is ideal.
For many people, broken capillaries worsen in the summer, due to direct sun exposure and heat.
UVA rays are long wavelengths and are responsible for causing signs of aging by breaking down collagen in the dermis.
Wearing sunglasses reduces the amount of ultraviolet light reaching key areas of the eyes. This tricks the brain into believing less harmful rays have reached the skin.
Certain medications cause allergic reactions to the sun.
High temperatures and humidity dehydrate the body. Drinking extra glasses of water not only keeps the body hydrated, but also keeps skin from becoming dehydrated.
Sunscreens protect about 97% of ultraviolet rays. It is important to reapply every one and a half to two hours.
Eating well, not only in the summer, can dramatically reduce the appearance of acne.