Summer skin diseases: how to avoid allergies or acne?
In the hot season there are many problems with the skin. Excess moisture and heat causes prickly heat, insect bites cause an allergic reaction, and excessive sun exposure causes fungal skin diseases. The minimum of clothing, visiting the beaches, contacts with various surfaces, on which many organisms accumulate in the heat, predispose to various skin problems. To avoid summer skin diseases, it is important, as they say, “to know the enemy by sight”.
Why is it easier in summer to “catch” the fungus?
In summer, the risk of “picking up” a skin fungus is especially increased: a moist environment is most conducive to the spread of a fungal infection. Often a fungal infection on the legs occurs in diabetics, with problems with blood vessels, in people whose activity is associated with heavy physical exertion. It is also easy to pick up the fungus when walking with bare, wet feet on the sand or in the pool. Therefore, dermatologists advise to thoroughly rub the feet with a towel after bathing, and in the pool after swimming rub the rubber slippers.
If there is already any fungal infection in the human body – a thrush (even hidden), a hidden form of mycosis of the nails or feet, then prolonged exposure to the sun and excessive sunbathing can cause the rapid development of the fungal infection. Therefore, it is important to monitor the hygiene of the feet, wash them thoroughly and dry them after returning from the street, wear comfortable shoes that are well ventilated, and not wear synthetic socks. Also, do not get involved in sunbathing in the period from 11 to 16 hours of the day.
Summer dermatitis: prickly heat, allergies and other “charms”
In summer, under the influence of heat, sun, bacteria and other factors, dermatitis often occurs – inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis can manifest itself as pigment spots, redness and inflammation of the skin, scaling, etc. Allergic dermatitis can be caused by a reaction to flowering herbs or plants, as well as seasonal berries or fruits (especially strawberries). Therefore, it is important not only to avoid contact with allergens, but also with a tendency to dermatitis to follow a diet. Products that can increase the manifestation of pruritus, rash, inflammation, eggs, sausages, berries, spices, chocolate, etc., should be excluded.
Also in the hot season under the influence of sweat and high temperatures appears prickly heat – small blistering rash. Often, prickly heat worries small children, appearing in the area of the inguinal and gluteal folds under the diapers. Also, prickly heat “loves” the dream of high humidity – armpits, neck, elbow bends, etc. To avoid prickly heat. It is necessary to carefully observe personal hygiene, wear linen from natural fabrics, treat problem areas with baby powder or talcum powder. If prickly heat does not go away for more than a few days, the skin becomes inflamed even more, then you need to urgently contact a dermatologist so that a secondary infection does not join.
Prevention of summer skin diseases
As you can see, the main factors of summer skin diseases are non-observance of hygiene, excessive sun exposure, allergens, excessive sweating. Therefore, it is important to avoid these factors in order to reduce the risk of developing skin summer diseases. Strengthen inflammation in the skin can also be some essential oils that are part of perfumes or cosmetic products.
Therefore, in case of problematic skin, both dry and oily, prone to excessive secretion of sebum and clogging of the skin pores, use care products specifically for your skin type. And be sure to take a more thorough approach to cleaning and moisturizing the skin than in the cold season. Do not forget to use tanning products and special creams, because under the open sun it is easy to get burned skin.