Skin Problems During Summer

Skin problems tends to aggravate in hot and humid weather, due to the increased exposure to sunlight and the excessive sweating. Problems ranging from acne breakouts to skin irritations and hyperpigmentation are highly encountered and preventive measures are required to alleviate these problems.


Studies showed acne breakouts to have a higher prevalence in hot weather. Sweat can clog the skin pores when it comes into contact with microorganisms and oils on the skin resulting in acne breakouts. Therefore, adhering to regular washing and cleansing of the skin is an important step in skincare routine to reduce the sebaceous glands excretions that are triggered in hot weather.


Moreover, hyperpigmentation is a result of high exposure to UV radiation, where melanin in the skin responds by forming a defense shield. Melanin causes the skin to become darker in color, whether it is in the form of dark spots, freckles, or melisma. The end outcome is what we refer to as hyperpigmentation, tanning, or skin darkening. This can be reduced by the frequent application of sunscreen with a proper SPF, minimizing sun exposure, and wearing clothes covering as much skin as possible during the day. Retinol is a type of retinoid, which is made from vitamin A and is considered one of the best and safest solutions to treat hyperpigmentation, which is highly recommended by dermatologists. Retinol increases cell production, helps unclog pores, exfoliates the skin, and increases collagen production.


Summer can not only dehydrate your body but also can cause dry, itchy, and dehydrated skin by sucking out the moisture from it. Excessive sweat can cause loss of water and dry out your skin.  Drinking enough water is the best solution to prevent and treat dehydration, using moisturizers can also minimize the skin irritation and keep skin hydrated.


Difa Cooper is a premium Italian brand that offers innovative and comprehensive skin care products for a wide variety of skin and hair problems including acne and hyperpigmentation. SEBOGARD® line is the first acne control line that acts form the origin, it includes a daily cleanser, a weekly moisturizing mask, a treatment gel, as well as a spot treatment cream for females. Discromia line is a retinol-based comprehensive solution for hyperpigmentation, covering the entire cycle of melanogenesis through its innovative spot correction complex.