Summer is here! Get ready for long days relaxing in the sun, splashing in the swimming pool, and chasing the waves at the beach. Summer may mean fun in the sun, but it should not mean burnt, irritated, itchy skin. Here are some great tips on skin protection in summers so you can enjoy yourself instead of being stuck inside with a sunburn.


Skin Protection – 6 Skin Problems, Causes & Solutions

Problem 1. Ouch! My Skin Burns!
Cause: You forgot your sunscreen, didn’t apply enough of what you did have, or stayed out in the sun a little too long.

Solution: Apply cooling balms like aloe vera directly onto your skin at the first sign of pinkness. Don’t rule out your melanoma risk. Self check your skin once a month and get a yearly check up by your doctor.


Problem 2. My Skin Is Rough…Now What?
Cause: You have rough, dry, dull skin.

Solution: Exfoliate your skin once a day to get rid of the dead, dull skin cells. This improves the hydration you’re after with lotions, toners, and moisturizers. It is usually recommended to exfoliate your skin in the morning before you put on any moisturizer, sunscreen, and make up. Don’t scrimp on the sunscreen afterward, though. Freshly buffed skin is extra sensitive to the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Fun Tip: Make up lasts longer on exfoliated skin.


Skin Protection In Summers

Problem 3. Wrinkles, Age Spots, and Rough Skin…Oh My!
Cause: You don’t have a sunburn, but you do have wrinkles, brown age spots, and coarse, dry skin.

Solution: Treat your skin to a wide array of age-fighting ingredients to help fight the signs of aging, damaged skin. Even if you’re not sunburned, when sun comes in contact with your skin, it causes inflammation that effect healthy cell growth and produce anti-collagen enzymes. Collagen keeps your skin looking young and elastic so fight that sun damage with collagen rich products.


Problem 4. I’m Thirsty….Can That Really Hurt My Skin?
Cause: Exposure to sun and high temperatures saps your internal water supply, leading to dehydration, headaches, and dizzy spells.

Solution: Drink at least eight 8 oz glasses of water a day. This helps maintain your body and skin’s moisture balance and flushes your system of toxins. If you get bored of just plain, old H2O, try adding liquid flavor enhancers to your beverage.

Fun Tip: If you love caffeinated drinks like coffee and soda, be prepared to drink triple the recommended eight 8 oz glasses of water rule.


Dr. Daniel Hoffman, dermatologist at Mercy Clinic East, shares a few quick tips on skin protection in summers:


Problem 5. How Much Sunscreen Do I Really Need?
Cause: You applied sunscreen before you went out in the morning, but now you notice your skin is starting to pink up as the day wears on. What gives?

Solution: Sunscreen isn’t a one and done skin care process. You need to reapply it through out the day – especially if you spend long periods of time in the sun. Re-apply your sunscreen every two hours. You should apply a teaspoon size amount of sunscreen to your face and roughly 1.5 oz (the amount a shot glass can hold) to your body.


Problem 6. Does My Skin Need More Hydration?
Cause: Your skin is starting to dry out despite your best sun damage fighting efforts.

Solution: Amp up your daily hydration regimen by adding in intensive hydration masques, toners, and boosters once or twice a week. For those times in between, try carrying a small spray bottle of toner with you and give your skin a health spritz whenever you feel you need it – in your car, at the gym, at work, at home, and while traveling.

No matter what your summer sun skin problem is, there’s always a solution. Don’t forget the sunscreen – your skin will thank you for it later.


Quick Tips Before You Step Out
1. Be in the habit of wearing sunglasses as UV radiation is not good for eyes at all.
2. Try your best to keep your babies out of sun.
3. Whenever you go out wear a hat as far as it’s possible.
4. Use sunscreen which has SPF 30 or higher and apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you go out.
5. If you are out for more than 2 hours then reapply the suncreen..