Advice on skin conditions leading into the summer months

Summer is finally upon us! As the temperatures start to rise, our skin can often react to the change in weather – particularly those who have a skin condition.

In a recent survey we carried out, we learned that the summer season can be hard, both physically and mentally for people with dry skin conditions. 35% of respondents said summertime makes their skin worse, whilst 24% of people said that they are reluctant to put on swimwear because of their skin condition.2

At QV, we want everyone to enjoy the summer so we have come up with some simple steps to help you manage your sensitive skin symptoms.

 

  1.      Identify your triggers. Understanding what causes your flare ups will help you limit your risk of an adverse reaction. People with eczema can have a sensitive immune system which may result in a flare-up when exposed to known allergens. For example, symptoms can be triggered by: seasonal pollen, fabrics such as polyester or wool, fragrances and ingredients found in soaps or detergents.3
  1.      Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise. Applying moisturisers regularly can help your skin retain moisture. Our QV Skin Lotion is lightweight and moisturising – making it perfect for everyday use throughout summer.
  1.      Wear sunscreen. Help to protect your sensitive skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays by applying a sunscreen on a daily basis. Our sister brand SunSense provides sunscreen for people with even the most sensitive skin. This includes SunSense Sensitive which provides SPF50+ broad spectrum protection and is free from fragrances and chemical absorbers. Always apply at least 20 minutes prior to exposure to the sun and reapply every 2 hours.[DD1] 
  1.      Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will help to provide moisture to your skin, keeping it healthy. This is especially important as temperatures rise and you may find yourself sweating more. 

 

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  1.      Better Health, Eczema (atopic dermatitis) (Internet) Available from: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/eczema-atopic-dermatitis2018 (cited 2019 March 26)
  2.      QV Hand to Hold Survey Results. Data held on file by Crawford Healthcare. August 2018.
  3.      National Eczema Association, Eczema Causes and Triggers (Internet) Available from: https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/causes-and-triggers-of-eczema/2019 (cited 2019 March 8)

 [DD1]And reapply every 2 hours