August 23, 2021

How To Deal with Common Summer Skin Issues

Problems that the skin faces in summer can be quite uncomfortable and make every activity in the day embarrassing to do! Today, Dr. Jaspreet will highlight several such problems and even suggest what treatments you can go for these problems! Let’s begin.

Problem Number 1: Body Chafing

The Problem: Body chafing often occurs from friction which happens when the skin is rubbing against clothing. It’s quite common in mothers who are breastfeeding and most common in the people who exercise daily because of the excessive sweating and repeated movements they experience. Usually, Chafing can occur anywhere on the body but it’s most common in the underarms, thighs, groin area and chest area,

The Solution: Reducing friction is 1 way to reduce chafing instantly, however when that is not the ideal solution then the application of topical moisture-absorbing powder can greatly help. You may also use powder sprays that are very easy to apply!

Problem Number 2: Body Acne

The Problem: Causes for Acne remain the same, regardless of where it occurs, and this is something we’ve already talked about in our Back Acne Guide. However, when it comes to body acne, there can be a bit more elements involved than facial acne, and those elements are your hair follicles. Acne or Acne-like bumps can occur on the body and are often triggered due to inflammation of the hair follicles. This inflammation of hair follicles can happen due to excessive friction, sweaty clothing, and even clothing materials like nylon or polyester.

The Solution: Routine-related changes can often work greatly against this problem; this includes changing out the sweaty clothing and bathing right after experiencing excessive sweating. Also, always clean your arms and back AFTER rinsing out your shampoo or conditioner to make sure that the shampoo/conditioner doesn’t clog your skin pores throughout the day. A visit to your dermatologist is highly recommended as sometimes the use of clinical treatments like chemical peels can work better than any other remedy or change that you might do at your end!

Problem Number 3: Razor Bumps

The Problem: Razor bumps are ingrown hairs that usually occur when the hair is growing under the skin while being trapped. This eventually causes inflammation and red bumps which are also called Razor Bumps.

The Short-Term Solution: Only shave when the skin is well hydrated with shaving cream, also hold the razor at a 45-degree angle and make sure that the first pass is always with the grain of the hair and not against it. In case you ever want to shave against the grain then apply the shaving cream. Never use the same blade for too long.

The Long-Term Solution: Laser hair reduction is a process that puts a complete end to all the problems that come with the use of razors. At Cult Aesthetics, under the leadership of Dr. Jaspreet, many patients have bid a complete goodbye to waxing, shaving & trimming!

Problem Number 4: Excessive Sweating

The Problem: Sweating is a normal body function; excessive sweating however can be a problem for some.

The Solution: If you want to manage the excessive sweating then consult a dermatologist so that a proper clinical line of treatment can be prepared for you. This is important as the areas where you sweat and how much you sweat differs from individual to individual, hence it’s important to get a solution that has been tailor-made for you!

In case you’d like to know what option is best for your specific issue, you may book a consultation with Dr. Jaspreet by calling us at +91-8826141232.


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