We all anticipate the summer months, throughout the year; there’s nothing better than longer days and sunny weather. Unfortunately, the sunshine and warmth aren’t all the summer brings and there are a few common health issues that many people struggle with throughout the season. We’ve compiled some top tips on dealing with them, so that you can enjoy your summer undisturbed!
Sun safety is paramount all year round, but even more so during the warmer months, when we tend to be out and about more. Wearing a high factor sun cream and keeping to the shade as much as possible to avoid burning is the best way to tackle sunburn. However, if you do find yourself a little sun-kissed, make sure to keep the area cool with a cold compress or water, use plenty of aloe vera to soothe skin and reduce inflammation and make sure you stay hydrated. Anti-inflammatories can also help to bring down redness and relieve discomfort.
Unfortunately, there’s not much that can be done to avoid getting insect bites, and the reaction tends to vary from person to person. If you tend to react badly to bites, using cortisone cream or taking anti-histamine tablets are sure-fire ways to relieve itchiness and swelling. It’s also essential to make sure you leave bites alone as much as possible; scratching can make bites painful and break the skin, leading to the possibility of infections and scarring.