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Enjoy a skin friendly summer

Enjoy a skin friendly summer

Summer is here. So is summer fashion. But before you sport them, learn how to take care of your skin when the sun shines bright. Summers are the worst time of the year when you are afflicted with the most unpleasant skin problems.

During summer, the rays of the sun are so powerful that they affect your skin and health.  Excessive sweating caused due to the hot weather and dust leads to skin problems like rashes, sunburn, acne, tanning and a few skin infections. It is very important to take care of the skin along with your overall health.

Here are a few skin problems that you should keep a close eye on.

Prickly heat

Prickly heat also known as summer rash or heat rash is caused in overweight people who sweat easily or in babies and children as their sweat glands are not fully developed.
The main causes of prickly heat are perspiration and humidity that result in the bacterial infection that leads to skin rashes, small boils and itching. Prickly heat occurs within minutes or sometimes in a few hours after being out in the sun for a very long duration of time. The rashes are small reddish blisters or large spots which are characterised by constant itching.

Acne

Acne is a common skin problem caused during the hot season.  They are caused as the heat and humidity let the oil glands in the body to work overtime.  Acne is most commonly seen on the face, back or stomach.

Tanning

With the onset of summer, skin tanning is quite common.  The skin gets tanned when exposed to intense sun rays. Though tanning affects differently as per the skin type – those with a fair complexion are more susceptible to tanning than the ones with wheatish or darker complexion. The skin colour on the body can change within a few seconds or in case of delayed tanning, after 48-72 hours. Tanning might stay for a period as long as a month.

Skin infections

Bacterial and fungal infections are on the rise during the hot months. Some symptoms of the infections are irritated and red follicles, damaged hair strands and appearance of pus in the hair follicles. Other fungal infections lead to peeling of the skin and usually affect infants, young children and adults who have depressed immune symptoms.

Skin problems are very common during the hot season, but the good news is that it can be easily prevented. Here are simple tips to prevent skin problems

  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water to keep your body well hydrated.
  • Do not go out in the hot sun especially during late mornings and early afternoons as the intense rays of the sun can rob the moisture from the skin making it look dry and parched.
  • Wear cotton or light and breathable fabrics that allow sweat to evaporate.
  • Keep your skin clean. Avoid heavy creams or ointments that might block sweat ducts. Use a gentle face cleanser Moha Herbal Face wash to remove dirt and extra oiliness and keep the skin clean and acne free.
  • Use Moha Rose Mist, a spray that makes you feel fresh and rejuvenated. In addition, the spray relaxes body and mind with natural, fresh aroma of rose.
  • Doctors suggest taking a shower twice or thrice a day. Shower gel plays an important role in curbing such skin conditions. Moha Herbal Shower gel is the best choice for you. Moha Herbal Shower gel enriched with Aloe, Neem, Orange Peel and Tea tree oil nourish and moisturize skin leaving it wonderfully soft, supple and infection free.

So, this summer, forget the skin woes and let the world go wow looking at your refreshed look.

 

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  1. Vinayak June 3, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Very informative, thanks

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