You will have to agree with me that the weather condition at this time of the year is not friendly. In the mornings, we have to go through the pain of getting up and going about our daily duties under extremely cold weather.
But when it gets to noontime, the weather becomes extremely hot. So, we have to juggle between extremely cold and hot weather all at once.
The worst part is extreme weather conditions are not good for the skin. So, going through your day under extremely hot weather is bad news for your skin.
It is normal that at this time of the year you experience some skin issues.
That is what I will be discussing today, what to expect from your skin and how to treat it if any of these problems occur.
So, without wasting time, let’s get started…
Here are some of the skincare problems caused by hot weather and how to treat them:
The truth is acne can pop up at any time during the year, but it gets worse when the weather is really hot.
It is normal to sweat a lot when the weather is hot. Though this is not a bad thing, sweat can mix up with bacteria and oils in your body which can clog your skin pores. Clogged skin pores are one of the main factors that cause acne.
So, how do you treat it?
The first thing to do is avoid activities or situations (for example, staying in a room without air conditioning) that will make you sweat.
Then, do not wear sweaty clothes, towels, hats, headbands, etc., twice before washing them.
When cleaning off sweat from your body, blot it off using a towel instead of wiping it off. When you rub the face towel on your face, it can further irritate your skin and get sweat mixed with dirt into your skin pores.
Also, take your bathe after strenuous activity. And finally, find an anti-acne product to help treat whatever acne pops up despite all these preventive measures.
For more tips on how to treat acne, please read this article: What Causes Acne And How To Treat It
Another thing to watch out for during this period is heat rash.
I wrote an article about that few weeks ago and I feel like I can’t emphasize this enough. Sadly, it affects both adults and children.
Heat rash occurs when your sweat glands are blocked. Since the sweat cannot get out, it is trapped under your skin and it builds up, forming a rash.
How do you treat a rash?
The first thing you need to do is try all you can to prevent sweating profusely because that is a trigger.
Also, try to wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes that are made of cotton. This reduces the rate at which you sweat.
Do not exercise when the sun is out. Do it when the weather is cooler preferably early in the morning. If your room has air conditioning, you can do indoor exercises.
Then, this is not the time to stay in rooms without fans or air conditioning. Also, make it a point of duty to take cool showers in the afternoon.
For more information about how to take care of heat rash especially during this period, read this article: How To Deal With Heat Rash This Harmattan Period
This is also almost unavoidable during this period, especially if you are constantly exposed to the rays of the sun.
The thing about dark skin is that it might not be so obvious that your skin is sunburned but you will still experience the hot and burning sensation.
And your skin might get red depending on how dark your skin is. Fair skin easily gets red.
To learn more about the symptoms of sunburn and how to treat it, read this article: Ways to Get Rid of Sunburn Very Quickly
How do you treat sunburn?
The first thing you need to do is stay away from the sun. Even if you have to do any activity outdoors during the day.
Make sure to be fully clothed when under the sun. Wear a wide-brimmed hat or use an umbrella.
Then, never go out without applying sunscreen, especially one that is broad-spectrum and has an SPF of 30 and above.
Uneven skin tone
This is also very common.
One of the effects of really hot weather is hyperpigmentation. When you expose your skin to sun rays, It can cause dark skin patches to form on your skin. The heat makes it worse.
Skin parts that get extremely darker than the rest are those that are constantly exposed to the sun.
How do you treat this?
Just like other skincare problems caused by hot weather, the first thing to do is stay away from the sun as much as you can.
Whenever you are going under the sun, make sure that you apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen. You can also get a toner to help even out your skin tone
For more tips on how to get an even skin tone, please read this article: How to develop an even skin tone
The weather, this period, is highly uncomfortable, and the worst part is that it is bad for our skin.
The good news, however, is that there are ways to handle whatever skincare problem this weather brings forth.
Try everything you can to prevent these problems from popping up in the first place. But if after you try your best, they still pop up, practice the tips I gave above, and they should be gone in no time.
Now over to you…
What other skincare problem do you think people suffer from during this period because of the heat. Leave me your thoughts in the comments and let’s talk.