Skincare Summer Beauty Tips
Style Caster columnist, Victoria Moorhouse, interviews NYC Dermatologist, Dr. Hadley King of SKINNEY Medspa about skin treatments for poison ivy and bug bites, in the article “How to Fix Every Annoying Summer Beauty Problem.” But not all of the common summer time skin problems come from natural sources, such as the sun, insects and toxic plants.
Can the Pool Irritate Skin?
Some skin irritants are man made, such as over chlorinated Skin. Style Caster points out that “one dip in the pool isn’t going to leave your skin screaming for hydration, but over time chlorine can definitely contribute to dryness. Dr. King explains why: “Chlorine strips away the surface layer of oil on your skin that usually locks in moisture.”
For those who don’t want to forego their summer time tradition of lazy afternoons in the pool, Dr. King counsels that “Moisturizing before getting into the pool may help, but there’s not much you can do while in the water.”
Once you are out of the water and done with the pool, Dr. King provides a few suggestions to minimize the harmful effects over chlorination. “You should shower to remove the chemicals and follow up with moisturizer. If you have sensitive skin or if the pool is highly chlorinated.”
Read Style Caster’s full article for solutions to other summer skincare problems, such as chaffing, getting rid of body acne, treating sunburns, or heat rashes.