Summer is all about enjoyment, provided the weather gods are kind to us. Fortunately, we have nothing to complain about lately and we can parade in our summer outfits. Summer brings a lot of nice things. Sit on terraces, eat ice cream and we go on holiday en masse. Something we’ve been looking forward to endlessly, isn’t it? Unfortunately, the summer also brings a few inconveniences every year. Problems that many women can identify with, I think. Think of ailments such as chafing thighs, mosquito bites, razor bumps, blisters and skin irritation from the sun. Who doesn’t know it? These ailments can spoil the fun, but help is at hand. This is how you tackle the most nasty summer (skin) ailments!
As soon as the sun comes out, we run our trusty razor over our bikini line, legs and armpits several times a week. After all, you want to look extra beautiful in your summer outfits and swimwear. An unkempt bikini line and hairy legs is the last thing you want to think about. Yet shaving is a challenge in itself for many ladies, because it often causes the necessary irritation and red bumps. We all know it and it is certainly one of the common ailments. It doesn’t look and feel anything but pleasant. And those razor bumps can also be very itchy. Nice and charming if you always feel the need to scratch on the beach. That damn shaving too.
The secret to avoiding this problem? Invest in a good razor that has at least three blades and built-in gel pads for extra comfort and care. A blunt or old razor is often the cause of irritation and red bumps. Shave well in the direction of the hair, rinse with cold water and moisturize your skin after shaving.
On hot summer days, the short skirts, pants and dresses are taken out of the closet. They look great, but are less comfortable if your thighs rub against each other while walking, playing sports or dancing. Yep, the suffering called short skirts, dresses and shorts. Especially in the summer months we sometimes suffer from this, which leads to painful chafing red bumps on your thighs. Also one of the annoying ailments that often occurs in the summer. It may seem like there’s nothing for it but to put on your jeans, but that’s not true.
There are a number of tips that can help you avoid these sore spots. For example, apply some Vasline or talcum powder on the inside of your legs. This makes your thighs nice and smooth, which means less friction. Another solution is to apply a little deodorant with a roller on the inside of your thighs. Or use a specially developed spray that applies a thin, breathable layer to your skin! These products all provide an extra layer, smell nice and also take care of your skin. Prefer to try something different? Then simple cycling shorts or lace thigh bands might be an option for you. This is not suitable if you wear shorts, but it is super handy under a skirt or dress. The soft extra layer prevents chafing of your thighs. Of course, make sure that this does not come under your outfit.
Blisters also belong in this list of annoying summer ailments. Every year it’s the same song in the summer. You want to try out those new pumps and elegant, strappy sandals, but the summer temperatures often throw a spanner in the works. Your feet are often a bit more swollen, which means there is a greater chance of blisters. Extremely uncomfortable and above all very painful. Moisture and heat are the culprits here.
If you suffer from warm feet, it is recommended to wash your feet with cold water and without soap. Then dry them well and apply some talcum powder to your feet. It is best to break in new shoes. You do this by putting on a thick sock and wriggling into your summer shoe. Then put the hair dryer on your heel and heat your shoes. This way you stretch your shoes slightly, which reduces the risk of blisters. Is it too late already? Then try not to touch it to prevent infections. Use special blister plasters. They reduce the pressure on the blister and promote the healing process.
Bumps, itching and therefore sleepless nights. Incredibly bad and this is one of the ailments that happen to you every summer. The bloodthirsty mosquitoes are unfortunately unavoidable during the hottest months of the year. Treat yourself to the itchy bumps and make your bedroom mosquito-proof with a mosquito net. Are you going out? Don’t forget to bring anti-mosquito spray. Has the damage already been done? Then there are a number of remedies that you can use against that terrible itching.
- Apply toothpaste to the mosquito bite. This dries out the bump. Then wash it off well with cold water and a little soap.
- Wet your skin around the bump and scrub with coarse salt. Then rinse well.
- A cold shower also sometimes helps and with ice cubes you reduce the swelling, so that the itching decreases.
- Dab a little lime or lemon juice over the mosquito bite. The natural acids ensure that the itching disappears. Make sure you don’t go in the sun with it.
- Aloe vera is a perfect miracle cure. This has a cooling and calming effect, which helps to reduce the itching.
Skin irritation is also one of the ailments that are common in the summer season. Warm temperatures can cause various forms of rash. This is often caused by all the sweat and sunburns blocking your pores. Heat rash can be recognized by tiny blisters that look like tiny droplets of sweat. Red, irritated skin can also be caused by the sun. Do you often suffer from skin irritation due to the sun during the summer? Do not scratch when it itches. This can cause scarring and inflammation.
It is best to exfoliate your skin regularly during your vacation, take a shower regularly, keep your skin dry and clean, wash with a mild soap and leave the greasy creams. Have you already got your results? Then find the coolness and try to avoid strenuous exercise during hot and humid weather. The warm rash usually goes away on its own if you have moved to a less warm environment. Lubricate your irritated skin with a nourishing, soothing cream to reduce the redness. Don’t rub too hard, as this can irritate your skin even more!
The sun is your best friend, but also your worst enemy. The harmful UV radiation is disastrous for your skin. Enjoying the summer sun on your body is allowed, but in moderation. And never forget to moisturize! Even when the sun is not shining, it is important to apply SPF well. Therefore, apply a sunscreen, day cream or foundation with a high protection factor every morning. Repeat this regularly on hot days. Burning is the absolute number one killers for your skin! Apply it and apply it very well, so that you don’t have red, itchy, irritated skin after a day at the beach. Are you burned? Then take a paracetemol, drink as much as possible and apply a nice aftersun. And stay out of the sun until your skin has recovered.
What is your biggest inconvenience in the summer?
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