4 Summer skin tips!!

Summer and your skin – 4 Summer skin tips

We all know the weather can play havoc with our skin and as much as many of us love the sunshine, the heat can cause a nuisance for our skin!

Here are a few summer skin issues we can face and a few top tips to help…   I really hope you find it useful.

Acne Breakouts

This sounds bizarre, I know,!!  But when sweat mixes with bacteria and oils on your skin, it can clog your pores.  If you are prone to breakouts anyway, this is not going to help!!

Here are a few tips:

Blot sweat from your skin with a clean towel or cloth.  Wiping sweat off can irritate your skin, which can lead to a breakout.Wash sweaty clothes, headbands, towels, and hats before wearing them again.

Use non-comedogenic products on your face, neck, back, and chest.  The label may also say “oil free” or “won’t clog pores.”

Dry, irritated skin

When it is hot and humid, your skin can become dry and irritated, especially if you have dry skin anyway.  Now in the UK we are not known for our hot, humid weather but do you ever notice when you are on holiday, in and out of the pool and the sun it can make your skin dry?  I do…  I rarely use the soft as silk serum until I am on holiday!

Try these tips:

  • Shower and shampoo immediately after getting out of the pool, using fresh, clean water and a mild cleanser or body wash made for swimmers.
  • Apply sunscreen before going outdoors, using one that offers broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30+, and water resistance.
  • Use a mild cleanser to wash your skin.  Soaps and body washes labelled “antibacterial” or “deodorant” can dry your skin.
  • Take showers and baths in warm rather than hot water.
  • Slather on a fragrance-free moisturiser after every shower and bath. Moisturiser works by trapping water in your skin, so you’ll need to apply it within 5 minutes of taking a shower or bath.
  • Carry moisturiser with you, so you can apply it after washing your hands and when your skin feels dry.

Prickly heat (or heat rash)

Blocked sweat glands cause this.  Because the sweat cannot get out, it builds up under your skin, causing a rash and tiny, itchy bumps. When the bumps burst and release sweat, many people feel a prickly sensation on their skin.

Anything you can do to stop sweating profusely will help reduce your risk.

Try these tips:

  • Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothes made of cotton.
  • Exercise outdoors during the coolest parts of the day or move your workout indoors where you can be in air-conditioning.
  • Try to keep your skin cool by using fans, cool showers, and air-conditioning when possible.


Getting sunburn can spoil summer fun and increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

Here’s what you can do to prevent sunburned skin:

  • Seek shade
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, long sleeves, and pants when possible
  • Apply sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30+, and water resistance


These are just a few helpful hints to prevent some of the situations that can occur throughout the summer months, or whilst on holiday.

Don’t forget at all times we need our sun protection!!