3 Solutions for Common Summer Skin Problems

Hot summer weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Here are three tips for solving common summer skin problems

Photography by Michael Alberstat

We asked skin care expert Holly Sherrard, education manager at Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute, how to solve the most common summer skin problems.

Reduce Oil
“Oil increases in higher temperatures and humidity and this can result in breakouts,” says Sherrard. “We also sweat more, which can lead to an increase in breakouts.” To avoid breakouts, she suggests switching to a lighter moisturizer or using oil-absorbing products.

Protect from Sun
“A product with a minimum SPF of 15 must be worn and reapplied every two hours to decrease the chance of a burn,” says Sherrard. She also warns that UVA rays can penetrate through windows, and that even a little sun once in a while can hurt. “It’s the cumulative effects of the sun—10 minutes here, 10 minutes there—that lead to fine lines and wrinkles.”

Remove Dead Cells
Exfoliating (face and body) is even more critical in the summer. “Sun damage actually hardens the skin cells, creating a dry, rough surface,” says Sherrard.

TIP: Exfoliate before showering and follow with a PH-balanced body wash to lock in moisture.

Looking for more? Check out our 13 Summer Beauty Essentials.

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