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How to take care of your skin in the summer

Updated on January 23, 2017

Summer is approaching once again! Thankfully, due to developments and discoveries in science, we are more aware of the dangers of exposure of your skin to the sun, so we can wear our summer clothes with more comfort of mind.

Here are some tips to remember when going out for the day:

  • Try to keep out of the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the sun's rays are strongest. Tanning is overrated, anyway. But you do need some sun to process vitamin D, which helps keep skin smooth and moist.
  • Use sunscreen, although remember that you have to reapply it based on its SPF. Make sure that it's water-resistant ifi you're going swimming! There are even spray-on sunscreens for hair to prevent damage caused by exposure to the sun! Don't forget lip balm with sunscreen in it! Just remember to keep away from lab-created skin products; melanoma is caused by the chemicals in many skin products!
  • Think about what clothes you're wearing. Cotton will help prevent sunburn unless the fabric is white. Also, try to reduce the amount of skin exposed to the sun, especially with children.


  • Try to keep in the shade, or keep items on hand like umbrellas, sunglasses and hats.
  • Scrub your skin and keep it hydrated with quality body washes and lotions.
  • Ingest cod liver oil and other sources of vitamin D.
  • Pay attention to what you eat, and eat healthy; your skin is a reflection of what you eat!

If you develop skin issues, try these tips:


  • If you get a sunburn, apply aloe vera gel after it was kept in the fridge. Try putting on a washcloth was was in the freezer as well. And don't pick sunburned skin!
  • If you have a blister, depending on where it is, put a Band-Aid on it! It prevents friction and adds padding. When friction is not an issue, you may want to allow it to be exposed to air.
  • If you develop head rash, apply a hydrocortisone cream or take an oatmeal bath.


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      glassvisage 4 years ago from Northern California

      Great, thanks for the tip Alma!

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      Alma Mott 4 years ago

      Exercise always helps. It enhances our blood circulation, which in turn promotes skin health and vibrancy. A regular exercise regimen also nourishes the blood cells and cleanses the skin by flushing out its waste products. Exercise reduces stress, and reduced stress-levels help reduce acne and eczema. Scientists are also of the opinion that stress impacts the sebaceous glands, which produce oil in the skin. Therefore, regular exercise has a solid, positive impact on our skin.

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      neha 5 years ago

      Still need some info regarding which type of product to use for oily skin

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      ankita 5 years ago

      thanks it helps alot..............

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      maher 6 years ago

      fantastic, but where is the sources???????????

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      anna 6 years ago

      u guys are helping ...keep it up!

    • profile image 6 years ago

      didnt know wearing cotton will help prevent sunburn!

      thanks for sharing~ good stuff

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      glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks to all of you for stopping by!

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Intelligent tips which i really enjoyed reading and have really learnt a lot from,cheers.

    • profile image 6 years ago

      Well written hub and full of useful information. Remember a wide brim solid hat not a baseball hat to shade your face.

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      thedutchman 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your ideas. Keep it up.

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      glassvisage 7 years ago from Northern California

      Thank you all for your comments! Stephanie, great point - I think I'll change that!

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      stephanie lluch 7 years ago from philippines

      great hub. I would advise against placing band aids on blisters though. Wounds and blisters heal better with good aeration :)

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      Dazza  7 years ago

      As a male and a tad over 21 ;-) I have very dry skin and every summer i hate the sun for i know my skin will become even drier

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      gidtset 7 years ago

      Nice tips. But I am not sure that I agree on this part "Tanning is overrated, anyway" :-)

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      girls 7 years ago

      hi cool tips great info

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      cool girls 7 years ago

      good tips for skin care.realy it's useful information to young guy's.

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      sneha 7 years ago

      its really very nice sugession.i like itall.thank u very much.

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      borge_009 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for the tips. It is very useful specially living here in our place. The temperature seems to rise quickly.

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      skicaresecrets 8 years ago from UK

      Clearly written info on skin care during the summer. Good use of bullet points to quickly list your points. I find this convenient, more so that reading chunk after chunk of paragraphs that do little but stretch the article. I am into skin care myself, which is why I found your hub.

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      myislam 8 years ago

      goooooooooooooood tips.

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      Rudra 9 years ago

      Brilliant tips.