The problem: You diligently apply sun protection products on your face and body but skip protecting your lips. However, lips are especially sensitive because they are covered with mucous membrane rather than skin, and therefore don't contain melanin (a pigment that protects the skin from radiation damage). Additionally, they don't have an active epidermal barrier to protect them from moisture loss.
The solution: Incorporate the use of lip protection products with at least SPF 30 into your summer skincare routine to shield them from radiation damage. It's also worth noting that licking your lips doesn't moisturize them, but actually dries them out and even removes the radiation filter. Therefore, it's important to reapply frequently
The problem: During hot days, the scalp tends to develop more sensitivity in the summer. This is because it's covered in hair, making it prone to sweating and irritation.
The solution: Make sure to shampoo daily in the summer. And no, there's no need to worry—daily washing won't harm your hair.
Bald men? Take note! When there's no hair on the scalp, it is directly exposed to the sun's rays more than any other body part, making it the first place to suffer sunburns. Therefore, make sure to wear a hat and apply sunscreen.
The problem: You invest in taking care of the rest of your body but tend to forget about your feet. However, summer presents two challenges for the skin on your feet: walking in closed shoes increases the amount of sweat on your feet, and warm, moist environments encourage fungal growth.
Additionally, it's easy to pick up foot fungus at public pools during the summer. Walking barefoot without protection can also lead to dryness and cracks in the skin of your feet.
The solution: Have you been walking all day in closed shoes? Wash your feet, dry them thoroughly, and make sure to wipe especially well between your toes. For those already suffering from foot fungus, apply an antifungal ointment (some are available without a prescription). If you've been walking barefoot, wash, dry and generously apply a moisturizing cream.
Bonus tip: 4pm face
Know the feeling when all the meticulously applied makeup from the morning melts away after a long day at work, in the sun, and in traffic? Turns out, there's a name for that, and even a small grooming tip.
The “4pm face,” as beauty experts have coined it, refers to the fading of makeup, mascara and other beauty products, especially in challenging summer conditions. So, what do they recommend? Add a primer under your makeup and finish with a setting spray. In between, it's good to refresh with a mist spray and pray to the air conditioning gods.