Summer Skin Allergies

How To Treat Skin Allergies and What To Use This Summer,

Insight From Doctor and Beauty Entrepreneur Dr. Liia Ramachandra

Summer is a time for fun in the sun and enjoying the benefits of warm weather. But spending time outside and being exposed to UV rays and allergens can cause your skin to flare up if you’re not careful. Dr. Liia Ramachandra, an expert on allergies, autoimmune conditions, and skincare formulations, has many tips and tricks on how to treat skin allergies and what to use this summer.

Proactive Treatment With Sunscreen

No sunscreen can completely block UV rays, but it does offer a crucial barrier of protection. Any skin with potential exposure to UV rays should be covered with sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside then reapplied (at least) every two hours. When choosing a sunscreen, be sure to read the label to confirm you are not allergic to any ingredients and choose an SPF level appropriate for you.

Harmful UV Rays are around all year long, not only in the summer. Dr. Liia recommends protecting your skin with sunscreen any time your skin will be exposed, even in the winter!

Minimizing UV Exposure With Clothing and Hats

High heat and exposure to UV rays can cause common skin problems like dry, irritated skin and comedogenic skin conditions like pimples, blackheads, and rashes. To help remedy this problem, wear light clothes, a hat that covers your face, neck, and back and avoid direct sunlight by staying in the shade.

Use Mild Soaps

After being exposed to UV light, choose a mild, oil-free face wash to clean your skin. Immediately replacing your facial oils with light skin serums and oil-free creams can help your skin combat dryness and irritation caused by exposure to excessive ultraviolet light conditions.

Being in a swimming pool or in seawater can help cool you down but can also increase the chances of a breakout. After swimming, take a shower with warm water and use a mild soap. Then, add skincare products that help moisturize your skin.

“Do not use comedone extractors on thin, compromised skin as it can cut or bruise the skin.”


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Dr. Liia Ramachandra

Dr. Liia Ramachandra, Pharm.D., Ph.D. is a serial entrepreneur and healthcare executive. Dr Liia is the Founder and CEO EpiLynx, Gluten-Free Skin Care and Cosmetics Brand. She comes with a vast experience in Global Medical Affairs, Global Ethics and Compliance, Clinical Research and Global Publications. She has worked with multiple companies like Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pfizer, Astellas. Dr. Liia holds a Master’s degree in Pharmacy and Doctorate in Pharmacy from Groningen University, Netherlands and Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.