The Californian summer is in full swing, and just as the temperature and fun are rising, so are concerns about the effects of the sun and heat on our skin.
Therefore, this brief guide will explain the most common problems that your skin may have due to summer. With more UV radiation present, our skin can develop and lead to problems such as:
- Dehydration is generated by sun exposure, high temperatures, sea salt, swimming pool chlorine, aggressive cosmetic products, and detergents contained in many facial care products.
- Another effect of summer is hyperpigmentation (spots) that appears in flat or slightly raised brown variants in the most exposed area such as the face, hands, and neckline. This is especially true for fair-skinned people, but it also happens for other, darker skin tones.
- UV rays stimulate melanocytes to produce melanosomes more quickly, this promotes skin thickening and induces skin tanning; these two factors are responsible for the partial defense against subsequent radiation.
- One of the causes of the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines is sun radiation, which accelerates the natural aging process, it is the main cause of the appearance of early wrinkles. Exposure to ultraviolet light breaks down the skin's connective tissue, made up of collagen and elastin fibers, which are found in the deepest layer of the skin (dermis). Last but not least, it also causes the sebaceous glands to be more active and your skin to become more prone to acne, pimples, and blackheads.
Summer is a wonderful time of the year but it is also one of the periods that brings the greatest skin conditions.
And please, don’t forget to apply your sunscreen!!!