During summer season, our skin tends to physiologically increase its levels of sweating. Have you ever wondered how this change affects your skin?
Sweat is a saline solution, mainly composed of Sodium Chloride and sweating is essential to control and regulate body temperature.
However, excessive perspiration followed by an immediate evaporation, caused by the heat, involves a salt deposit on the skin that can cause irritations. The most common symptoms are redness, itching and sometimes small water vesicles.
To fight itching and discomfort, it is advisable to apply cold packs and use specific highly moisturising creams, which contain lipids similar to the natural ones, moistening and emollient agents such as Panthenol. This way, we can guarantee the skin’s optimal hydration and strengthening of the hydrolipidic layer, preventing the future loss of water and minerals.
In addition to irritations, sweat can also cause the appearance of small rashes, as excessive sweating decreases the skin’s defences and increases bacterial proliferation. To eliminate these imperfections, specific products for impure skin can be used on any type of skin.
Here are some simple but effective routines recommended by our Beauty Specialists to alleviate and prevent the consequences of excessive sweating:
- Wear comfortable and non-synthetic clothes
- Wash with cool water several times a day
- Pat dry with the towel without rubbing it on the skin
- Use sunscreen during sun exposure to avoid further redness
- Avoid products containing excessive fragrances, preferring more delicate cosmetics
- Avoid talcum powders that can clog pores, increasing bacterial growth
- Drink plenty of mineral water, at least one and a half liters per day, preferably at room temperature
- Prefer dry and fresh environments
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