Five summer skin problems and how to treat them

summer skin problems

Summer is a season we all look forward to, filled with sunny days and outdoor activities. However, the hot weather and increased exposure to the sun can bring about a range of skin problems that require special care and attention. Here are five summer skin problems and how to treat or prevent them. 

Sunburn

One of the most common summer skin problems is sunburn, caused by excessive exposure to harmful UV rays. Always wear sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin.

Image Skincare’s PREVENTION+ daily ultimate protection moisturiser SPF 50 is an excellent addition to a summer skincare routine, as it shields your skin from UVA/UVB rays and provides hydration and antioxidant benefits. It’s formulated with zinc oxide and UV filters for a sheer finish, making it a joy to apply. It works perfectly as a base under your makeup, and it offers complete protection if you’re outside in the sun. Make sure to reapply it regularly throughout the day for maximum protection.

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition characterised by small, rough bumps on the skin, usually on the back of the arms, thighs, or buttocks. It occurs due to the build-up of keratin, a protein that forms a protective layer on the skin.  During the summer, it’s something that people can be more conscious of as they’re wearing sleeveless shirts and swimsuits more often. 

Image Skincare’s BODY SPA rejuvenating body lotion is an excellent product for managing keratosis pilaris. Enriched with glycolic acid, this lotion gently exfoliates the skin, helping to remove dead skin cells and smooth the rough texture. It also contains nourishing ingredients like shea butter and green tea extract to moisturise and soothe the skin, reducing the appearance of bumps over time. 

Consistency is key when addressing keratosis pilaris. Incorporate the BODY SPA rejuvenating body lotion into your daily skincare routine, and over time, you should notice a visible improvement in the texture and smoothness of your skin. 

Acne Breakouts

Hot weather and increased sweating can trigger acne breakouts, leading to clogged pores and inflammation. A gentle cleanser, such as Image Skincare’s CLEAR CELL salicylic gel cleanser, can help remove excess oil and impurities without stripping the skin’s natural moisture. It reduces the potential for breakouts by exfoliating dead skin cells that might clog pores.

Dehydration

Summer heat can cause excessive sweating, leading to dehydration and dry skin. Combat this by incorporating a hydrating serum into your skincare routine. The Image Skincare AGELESS total pure hyaluronic filler is a lightweight serum that deeply moisturises and plumps the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Time-released and cross-linked hyaluronic acid act like a magnet to draw water to the skin, helping to plump and hydrate it. For best results, apply it to damp skin and then apply your favourite Image Skincare moisturiser over the top to lock it in.

Uneven skin tone

Prolonged sun exposure can result in uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. To tackle this issue, add Image Skincare’s ILUMA Intense Brightening Serum into your skincare routine. This serum contains brightening botanicals and antioxidants that help fade dark spots, even out the complexion, and promote a hydrated, radiant glow. When using this, it’s essential to use a PREVENTION+ SPF during the day to help prevent skin damage and then use VITAL C hydrating repair crème at night to quench and soothe the skin. 

For more advice on how to treat summer skin problems, contact your local Image Skincare clinic for a consultation today.