Skin Care Preparation for the Hot Summer Weather

From increased acne to the dangers of the sun’s UV rays, protecting, hydrating and nourishing the skin during hot weather conditions can be a daunting task. 85493-425x282-Sunscreen


Wearing sunscreen is probably the most important thing you can do to protect skin from the sun. Remember to apply sunscreen every two hours or more frequently if you are sweating a lot or doing activities in water. Choosing a higher SPF gives added protection for a longer period of time from damaging UV rays, but if the day is extremely hot, sweating all of the sunscreen off could be a possibility.


Perspiration can cause skin issues, such as heat rash, so combating sweat should be a priority. Frequent washing can help prevent a buildup of sweat that could lead to a rash, but choose a gentle cleanser that won’t dry out or irritate the skin.


Skin tends to be more prone to breakouts in hot weather, so it’s a good idea to take precautionary measures to prevent acne flare-ups. This condition occurs when high temperatures combine with repetitive rubbing, such as under a sports helmet, and acne erupts in that location on the skin.

Washes and topical creams or lotions containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can help prevent and treat hot-weather-induced breakouts of all types.


One way to keep skin healthy in hot weather is by treating it from the inside out.

  • Keeping the body well hydrated can prevent skin from succumbing to the drying effects of summer heat. You should also be using a daily moisturizer that is oil-free to help keep skin from becoming dehydrated. Some moisturizers are heat or sun activated, making them a perfect choice for hot days.

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