Monday, June 30, 2014

Curing 5 Summer Skin Concerns

Curing 5 Summer Skin Concerns


From razor burn to sunburned lips, our skin encounters a wide array of issues as we spend more time outside in the summer. With the big 4th of July weekend quickly approaching, we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the most common summer skin concerns and how to treat them. So pour yourself a glass of lemonade and read these tips on treating common summer skin care issues.
Razor Burn
Shorts and sundresses make shaving in the summer a necessary (and often annoying) task. For those of you who are prone to razor burn we suggest exfoliating with Therapeutic Body Exfoliant before you shave. This will deep clean the follicle to help prevent bumps by lifting away dead skin cells and reducing irritation.  Follow with Therapeutic Body Cream which will soften the appearance of discolored, textured areas and reduce redness. You can also spot treat problem areas with Healing Gel which will help spot treat areas of redness and irritation.

Back Acne
Treating body blemishes and back acne can be a frustrating issue during the summer. The hot temperatures and fun outdoor activities can lead to these pesky, unwanted accessories. We suggest sticking to breathable fabrics and changing out of workout or active wear immediately after heavy perspiration. Back Acne Treatment helps balance excess oil production, reduces inflammation and prevents the growth of acne-causing bacteria. In addition, keeping Clear Complexion pads handy for a quick swipe over problem areas is a great option for your face and body!
Sunburn
We all know the importance of preventing sunburns but if you find yourself with a burn we suggest applying Remedy Gel.  With 1% hydrocortisone Remedy Gel is an anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and irritation.  Another option is the Soothing Gel Mask which cools and calms sensitive or irritated skin with a soothing complex of antioxidants and vitamins.

Eczema
For those who suffer from eczema, the issue probably exists year-round however in summer it becomes more difficult to cover up. The best way to treat eczema is to keep it occluded with an ointment that will prevent any transepidermal water loss. Our Barrier Balm is a rich ointment developed for just such a purpose.  I

Dry, Chapped or Sunburned Lips
Barrier Balm is also the "go to" product for extremely chapped or dry lips. This moisturizing emollient will lock in moisture and accelerate healing.  For conditioning as your lips start to heal, use the Lip Revival which will help the lips start to produce their own moisture for softer, fuller lips.

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