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How To Address Heat-Related Skin Issues Like Heat Rash, Acne, Dryness, Oiliness, And More

With summer still in full swing, we looked up the top causes of and treatments for common skin problems

Summer has been really harsh on everyone this year, especially since most of us are stuck at home, and some are without 'round the clock air conditioning from our offices or the malls.

Early this month, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has reported the highest heat index for Metro Manila, reaching 41 degree Celsius. And living in temperatures of 40 degrees with high humidity levels is not just uncomfortable—it can be detrimental to our health. At that temperature, the body starts to struggle to cool itself down, which can then lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or even heatstroke.

Our skin is also very susceptible to problems during extreme temperatures like the heat, which may cause existing skin conditions to worsen or even new ones to appear. When our bodies react to the hot weather, the increased sweat production to help the body cool the skin may be bringing tons of different problems. And sometimes, just drinking water throughout the day may not be enough.

Here are some common heat-triggered skin conditions, what causes them, and what are the best treatments to address these concerns.


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