Summer is around the corner. Summer is the ideal time for vacation, leisure, and outing, having its fair share of summer skin diseases. Along with the fun part of having coconut water and cold drinks, summer gives you all sorts of burning and pricking sensations, pain, and discomfort accompanied by mysterious bumps, lumps, cracking, crusting, oozing and swelling. No matter how hard you try to stay away from these summer skin diseases, warm weather always wreaks havoc on your skin. Eva-Pimple, Skin & Hair Clinic, the Best Skin and Hair Clinic in Wakad and Hinjewadi, provides skin treatment in Pune, employing the latest technologies to keep summer skin diseases at bay. Your worries are taken care of by us-

Common summer skin problems and ways to tackle them:

Acne Breakouts-

When sweat mixes with bacteria and oils on the skin, it leads to clogging of pores and breakouts in acne-prone skins. Dermatologists performing skin treatment in summer will recommend the following steps:

  • Blot sweat from the skin with a clean towel/cloth – Wiping sweat off leads to skin irritation resulting in breakouts. 

  • Wash sweaty clothes, headbands, towels, and hats before wearing them again.

  • Use non-comedogenic products on the face, neck, back, and chest. Check labels like “oil-free” or “won’t clog pores.”

  • Blot sweat from the skin with a clean towel/cloth – Wiping sweat off leads to skin irritation resulting in breakouts.

  1.  Dry, Irritated Skin-You may develop dry irritated skin due to hot outdoor air. The biggest culprits are spending time under the sun, in the pool, and air-conditioning. Skin treatment in summer involves:
  • Shower and shampoo immediately after getting out of the pool, using fresh, clean water and mild cleanser/body wash formulated for swimmers.
  • Apply water-resistance sunscreen with SPF30+ protection.
  • Use a mild cleanser, avoiding soaps, and body washes labelled “antibacterial” or “deodorant” which may dry your skin.
  • Take warm showers and baths.
  • Slather on a fragrance-free moisturizer after every shower, applying it within 5 minutes of taking bath.
  • Carry moisturizer and apply after washing hands.
  • Turn up the thermostat. 
  1. Folliculitis-You develop folliculitis, one of the summer skin diseases, when follicles or opening from where hair grows, gets infected. These hair follicles are tender and itchy, giving the appearance of pimples, and mostly occur on body parts having maximum hair like the scalp, face, armpits, chest, back, neck, thighs, and buttocks.
  2. Remedies:
  • Bath affected areas with water boiled with Neem leaves twice a day. 

 Prevention:

  • Change clothes frequently after outdoor activities. 
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated water.
  • Increase water intake.
  • Wear soothing clothes.
  • Use your towel after wax/shaving or ensure proper hygiene at the salon.
  • Avoid shaving over bumps, changing razor blade or electric shaver if shaving requires. 
  1. Infection from Manicure and Pedicure-Manicures and pedicures make your nails look great, but they often can lead to germs causing infections. However, taking necessary precautions can help you avoid infections. Dermatologists providing skin treatment in summer, recommend:

  • Applying cream to moisturize nails.
  • Never cut or forcefully push back cuticles.
  • Look for strict cleanliness and disinfection guidelines.

 

  1. Melasma-

    Melasma is one of the summer skin diseases caused by overexposure to the sun. It’s called brown or grey “sun spots” appearing on the face and neck, causing discoloured patches. People with melasma generally have it throughout the year, but harmful UV sun rays make the patches look darker.

Prevention:

  • Limiting sun exposure, wearing sunscreen and a hat.
  • Use of broad-spectrum sunscreen and repeat every 2 hourly is imp to prevent rebound pigmentation
  • Add- Certain skin lightening treatments can be tried like chemical peels, and light therapies to lighten the pigmentation, under the guidance of your skin expert. 
  1. Heat Rash-When your sweat glands are blocked, you end up having heat rash and tiny itchy bumps. Heat rash generally disappears in a few days on its own, but consulting a dermatologist providing skin treatment in Pune or elsewhere, is a feasible idea if it persists or worsens or has signs of infection.

Prevention:

  • Wear light and loose-fitting clothing when outdoors.
  • Work out during the coolest time of day.
  • Cool skin using fans or air conditioning. 
  1. Sun Allergy-One develops itchy skin rashes and hives owing to sun exposure for a longer duration. If you suffer from sun allergy, one of the summer skin diseases, you get extremely itchy, red, scaly bumps on some or all your bare parts. Medications like Doxycycline and Ketoprofen also trigger Sun allergy.

Prevention:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure by using shades, wearing sun-protective clothes & applying water-resistance sunscreen with SPF30 or more.
  • Anyone with high temperature or rash-like Chickenpox and measles common in summers should consult dermatologists offering skin treatment in Pune.
  • Insect bites of mosquitoes, spiders, and ants during summer, if severe, require dermatologist consultation. 
  1. Sun-Tan-Constant long-term exposure to the sun ends you up being sun-tanned, a defence mechanism to strong light. The severe form of tanning is called sun-burning involving itchy skin, peeling and redness.

Remedy:

  • Sunscreen.
  • Oral antioxidants & Vitamin C.
  • Light-coloured clothing, sunglasses, hat, umbrella.

Prevention:

  • Shower with cold water.
  • Over-the-counter corticosteroid moisturizing cream.
  • Doctor consultation if having blisters, fever, larger sunburns, swelling & extreme pain. 
  1. Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac (Rash)-Many people develop an intensely itchy rash when a substance found in plants called urushiol gets on their skin. The best way to avoid this itchy rash is to have a fair idea of these plants and avoid them. 
  1. Eczema Flare-Ups-Eczema is a chronic condition resulting in itchy, red patches, and cracked skin during summer. Bends of elbows and knees where sweat accumulates are the common areas for eczema to develop.

Prevention:

  • Maintain moderate body temperature.
  • Regularly rinse the sweat from your skin with clean water.
  • Keep skin moisturized.
  • Frequent fresh clothing.
  1. Bug Bites-Bug bites can be annoying, but on a more serious note, they can lead to health issues like Zika, dengue, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus.

Prevention:

  • EPA-registered insect repellent containing at least 20% DEET.
  • Cover exposed skin while outdoors.
  • Mosquito net. 
  1. Athlete’s Foot-One of the skin summer diseases, Athlete’s Foot can be caught by anyone who walks barefoot in moist or public places like swimming pool decks or locker rooms, leading to cracked, peeling, flaky skin oozing blisters on the soles of the foot and between shoes.

Prevention:

  • Apply anti-fungal cream.
  • Wear shower shoes, flip flops, and sandals in public pools, gyms, and locker rooms.
  • Keep feet dry.
  • Wash feet daily with soap & water, completely drying them.
  • Do not share linens or towels. 
  1. Body Odour-Our body harbours bacteria in many of our body folds. Moisture caused due to excessive sweating mixes up with bacteria producing hydrogen sulphide and fatty acids, giving rise to an unpleasant body odour.

Prevention:

  • Bath regularly, use plain Talc & antifungal powder.
  • Coldwater soaks in the daytime.
  • Wear clean undergarments & socks daily.
  • Use perfumed deodorants. 
  1. Skin Cancer-Spending too much time outdoors during summer can lead to skin cancer owing to harmful exposure to UV sun rays triggering abnormal cell growth.

Prevention:

  • Stay in the shade when the sun is at its peak, from 10 am-4 pm.
  • Apply sunscreen.
  • Cover up with adequate clothing and a broad-brimmed hat.

To ward off all these summer woes, a dermatologist consultation is a must! Eva-Pimple, Skin & Hair Clinic, the Best Skin and Hair Clinic in Wakad and Hinjewadi, Pune offers state-of-the-art skin treatment in Pune, having more than 11 years of experience in the field of Dermatology, Aesthetic Cosmetology & Trichology, and Hair Transplant (fue) surgery. Eva-Pimples, Skin & Hair Clinic is a Dermatology, Clinical Cosmetology, Medical Trichology & Aesthetic Clinic specializing in the treatment of Pimples, Acne Pigmentation, Dark Spots, Uneven Skin tone, Hair Loss, Hair Thinning, Hair & Scalp related issues, employing cutting-edge technicalities to alleviate all worries. Eva-Pimples, Skin & Hair Clinic has certified Dermatologists, Cosmetologists & Trichologists, Hair Transplant surgeons, and clinical aestheticians at patients’ disposal, using the multi-prolonged 360-degree approach with the latest gold standard clinically-proven treatment and modalities, which are safe, result-oriented and affordable along with customization options. Our services include Acne & Pimples Treatments, Hair Loss Treatments, Laser Hair Removal, and Eyebrow Treatment with renowned doctors in tow like Dr Aishwarya Raheja, Dr Shalthiel Sathe, Dr Poonam Sathe, Dr Rajnikant Choudhury, Brace yourself up to get the treatment done outstandingly, unquestionably and unhesitatingly! 

 

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