How To Solve Your Summer Skin Problems | Clozette

Summer is the time to unwind and spend days outdoors, enjoying fun activities with friends and family. Unfortunately for some, however, summer is also a time for combatting skin issues brought by the heat.


But don’t let your skin woes weigh you down and take away the enjoyment of basking under the sun and having fun! Ahead, we share how common skin issues that occur during summer and how you can face them head on.

Sunburn


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Perhaps the most common issue experienced when the sun’s rays are harsher than normal, sunburn can target just about anyone. But you’ve already probably heard of the age-old saying, “Prevention is better than cure.” So do just that when it comes to your skin. Slather on sunscreen and reapply as needed. If you happen to have forgotten, though, and are already suffering from the burn, soothe your skin with the help of an aloe vera gel. Once the burn is healed, exfoliate and moisturise.

Breakouts


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There are many reasons why a person would get a pimple breakout, and one of them is the skin’s reaction to sweat. The heat can cause one to sweat excessively, so those who are prone to getting pimples because of sweat will find summer a season of more breakouts. If you happen to face this problem, try switching your regular body wash with one that contains tea tree oil as an ingredient. Do the same for your face.

Dryness


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For some, the heat can cause the skin to get as dry as a desert. If you’re one of those people, hydration and moisturising is a must. Drink lots of water, for starters. And start using hydrating skincare products if you haven’t already. Using hydrating sheet masks can also do wonders for your skin. For skin on the body, use a moisturising gel instead of a lotion to avoid getting a sticky feeling.

Heat rash


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Sometimes, the heat is just too much to take and you get a rash because of it. The condition can be annoying, but it’s not something to worry much about. A simple cold shower can do the trick to alleviate your discomfort. Putting aloe vera gel can also do wonders in calming the area. If you’re still uncomfortable after doing those, try putting some hydrocortisone cream on the area. Avoid wearing too-tight clothing, too.


Clogged pores


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For some, the production of oil on the skin can be at an all-time high when it’s summer. If you happen to be one of those people, there’s a chance that you will not only have a problem with keeping the oil at bay but also with some of the problems that excessive oil production can bring. One of those is getting clogged pores. Make sure that you don’t keep the oil on your face for long, so blotting papers are necessary. You can also try using an oil-controlling primer if you're going to put on makeup, as well as using an oil-free foundation. Also, make sure that you stay in a well-ventilated area so your skin doesn’t over-produce oil.


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With a few edits in your skincare routine, you can have a worry-free summer. Check this for the things you need to have on your beauty shelf this season.

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It's 33 degrees as I am writing this, and my mind is on white sand beaches and pristine waters. Well, that and what's been happening in the worlds of fashion and beauty lately. There are lots of exciting things going on. Our editor, Becks, is in Prague for Bata Fashion Weekend right now. Follow us on Instagram so you get to see all the fun and beautiful things she'll be sharing. Elsewhere, here's what's been poppin'. Let's recap the week, shall we?


Vogue Switch


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Melissa at Coachella


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It’s many people’s dream destination, and Melissa was there to take part of it! The shoe brand, in support of Galore magazine’s party, was present at Coachella to unite #MelissaPlasticLovers in staying cool while in the middle of the desert.

Krystal Jung goes Italian



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Swatch Skin


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I Do in Choo



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Brow U-Over




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If you're a beauty addict, then you've most likely come across the 10-step K-beauty routine. And you may have even tried it. But if you find it to be too much work, then maybe you should veer towards a different direction that will bring the same results — minus the amount of labour.


While known for their minimalism and innovation, the Japanese are not given enough credit for their beauty practices. Practised and maintained throughout their history, you can say that their regimen has stood the test of time. 


Intrigued? Ahead, we share with you must-spill J-beauty secrets that are easy to incorporate into your current beauty routine. 


No sheet masks? No problem


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In the mood for a pampering session but find that your stash is short of sheet masks? Do it the geisha way.


Back when sheet masks weren't a thing yet, the same philosophy was already being used by the geishas to maintain their porcelain-like skin. Dampen your face with your favourite serum, essence, and moisturiser. But instead of lathering it onto your skin, get a thin cotton or cotton-wool cloth and use it to seal in the products, similar to how you use common sheet masks.


If you can't eat it, don't use it on your skin — at least, figuratively.


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"You are what you eat" is a major beauty philosophy in Japan as they love products infused with vitamins mostly found in our daily diets. Vitamin C in most fruits and antioxidants in green tea are on top of their list when concocting not just a beauty routine, but their whole lifestyle.


Simplicity is key. 



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Keeping an extensive skincare routine can be crazy on the budget. But Japanese women recommend splurging on one single product: your cleanser. Having a cleanser that replenishes the skin both day and night is more significant, as they believe that other products such as moisturisers and serums will not be as effective when used on skin that is not thoroughly cleansed. 


So even their beauty experts recommend a simple regimen for both morning and night: use a cleanser, apply toning lotion (a toner with consistency similar to a cream-based makeup remover), put essential oil, and moisturise. 


Massage away those wrinkles. 



How often do you get a facial? Japanese women do it at home. As a part of their daily beauty routine, this practice is all about keeping your skin firm and plump by aiding blood circulation. This helps prevent wrinkles, while keeping the skin warm and naturally flushed throughout the day.



Rice is a holy grail. 



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Not just an Asian food staple, rice also plays a major role in Japanese women's beauty routines — from hair to skincare. In Japan, rice water is used to wash one's tresses to restore the natural volume and shine from roots to tips, as well as to moisturise the face and body. It's such a popular practice that beauty companies have also started selling rice water-infused products as part of their beauty lines. 


Slap on that moisturiser.




How do you put on your moisturiser? Subtle pats here and there? Well, according to the Japanese, slapping it on is the right way to do it — but hey, it's not as painful as you think. 

Similar to the face massage, this other beauty practice also aims to help blood circulation, as well as help the skin absorb the product much more quickly and effectively. I personally tried it for a week and needless to say, my skin felt softer by the day. 


Live by the philosophy of “mie-nai oshareh.” 



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Appreciating small details and personal flaws such as imperfect teeth or a much-too-deep cupid's bow, the Japanese philosophy on beauty is all about believing that every single part of you is beautiful and must be cared for significantly. This is because at the end of the day, your Mie-nai Oshareh or beauty within is what matters.




Looking for beauty secrets that are a little bit more extreme? Check out these weird celebrity beauty practices.

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