Simple end-of-summer skin care hacks to keep you glowing

Summer beauty means bronzed skin, sun-kissed hair and a healthy glow. But the sun can take its toll on skin too – here are our top tips to beat the heat’s adverse effects on skin.

Bronzed skin, sun-kissed hair and a healthy glow are terms you might associate with summer beauty.

But there are some unpleasant consequences of hot weather too. Here are our top tips to beat the heat’s adverse effects on skin.

Unexpected sunburn

You can’t reverse sunburn, but you can certainly ease its severity.

The best thing you can do is get out of the sun as soon as you see signs of redness. Follow with a cold shower, which can help reduce the body’s inflammatory response to a burn.

Avoid using soap as it can irritate your skin. Apply a soothing lotion to help keep peeling or burned skin moist.

Sunburn can also cause dehydration so make sure to keep your fluids up.

Blister blunders

Picking at blisters can make them prone to infection, so avoid doing it.

If you want to speed up the healing process while eliminating discomfort, blister Band-Aids provide waterproof padding.

Burn blisters can cause scarring if they get infected so cover the area loosely with gauze.

Cracked heels

Try a DIY foot treatment by soaking your feet in lukewarm soapy water for 10-20 minutes to make it easier to exfoliate the skin.

Rub the entire foot with a loofah or pumice stone.

Apply a heel balm and wear socks to lock in the hydration and help stop the treatment from rubbing off.

Petroleum jelly is also an effective and affordable alternative.

How to help you skin survive the warmer weather