summer: Don’t overlook these summer-related skin issues!

While summer is one of the favorite seasons for many, due to the wealth of fruit it offers, it can also bring some irritating changes. A set of skin problems have been associated with the season, as the impact of summer heat is very harsh on the skin, causing severe damage to it. Mainly, the skin is soaked with sweat most of the time, which acts as a magnet for bacteria and dirt particles, damaging the skin. Anish Nagpal, co-founder of skincare solutions brand Dermatouch, explains the most common skin problems people face and their solutions.

1. Tanning: Leaving the house during the day means exposing yourself to the summer sun, which causes the skin to tan. Tanning is the body’s defense mechanism against sunlight, but it leads to redness, itching and flaking of the skin. Therefore, apply sunscreen liberally and cover up as much as possible to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

2. Oil buildup: During summers, your body sweats more to keep the temperature lower, which triggers sebum production. Sebum and the accumulation of dead cells clog the pores leading to the formation of acne. To avoid this, you can apply lime juice with curd and honey on your face or use a salicylic acid face wash which will help reduce the oil on your face.

3. Melasma: Melasma is a skin condition that causes discolored patches to appear on skin that is often gray or brown. To avoid this problem, apply sunscreen when you leave the house and protect yourself from the sun as much as possible.

4. Athlete’s foot: It is a fungal infection that makes the skin between the toes itchy and uncomfortable. It usually develops when you have sweaty feet. Therefore, to avoid this problem, keep your feet dry and protected, use the antifungal powder between your toes, avoid wearing sweaty socks, and do not wear wet shoes.