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5 Common Summer Skin Issues

Summer is here and getting outdoors can be good for you in many ways. It provides opportunities for exercise and can boost your mental health.

But as the heat and humidity rises some skin health

risks also increase.

This list includes 5 of the most common skin issues that pop up in the summer, as intense heat and humidity put a strain on your skin.


A sunburn is reddening of the skin that occurs after you are overexposed to the sun or other ultraviolet light.The first signs of a sunburn may not appear for a few hours. The full effects may not appear on your skin for 24 hours or longer. Possible symptoms include:

  • Red, tender skin that is warm to the touch

  • Blisters that develop hours to days later

  • Severe reactions (sometimes called sun poisoning), including fever, chills, nausea, or rash

  • Skin peeling on sunburned areas several days after the sunburn

Symptoms of sunburn are usually temporary. However, damage to skin cells is often permanent, and can have serious long-term effects including skin cancer and early aging of the skin. By the time the skin starts to become painful and red, the damage has been done. Pain is worse between 6 to 48 hours after sun exposure.

Sun safety is always in season. It’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. Why? Sun exposure can cause sunburn, skin aging (such as skin spots, wrinkles, or “leathery skin”), eye damage, and skin cancer, the most common of all cancers.

Skin cancer is on the rise in the U.S, with 100,640 new cases of skin melanomas and 8,290 deaths projected each year.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. There are an estimated 1.3 million people living with melanoma of the skin in the U.S. About 4.3 million people are treated for basal cell cancer and squamous cell skin cancer in the U.S. every year, according to a report from the Office of the Surgeon General.


Protecting your skin is key - read my blog Sunscreen VS Sunblock

Our After Shower Extra Moisturizing Cream has healing and soothing ingredients to help all skin issues including SunBurn.


Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. Unfortunately, overexposure to the sun, heat, and humidity can cause acne flare ups as well.

If your skin flares up with acne:

  • Clean the area twice a day

  • Exfoliate

  • Try not to touch your skin

  • Avoid the sun

Acne can be treated with our safe and effective products.

Our Acne Face Care products are also recommended for Acne on the body too.

Here is another option for Body/Back Acne:

Dry Irritated Skin

Normal dry skin occurs when your skin loses too much water and oil. Dry skin is common and can affect anyone at any age, and this is especially true when summer weather sets in. Symptoms of dry skin include:

  • Scaling, flaking, or peeling skin

  • Skin that feels rough

  • Skin tightness, especially after bathing

  • Itching

  • Cracks in the skin that may bleed

You can get dry skin anywhere on your body, but it is commonly found on the hands, feet, arms, and lower legs. You can ease dry skin by restoring moisture to your skin through moisturizing creams, applying often.

Try these GSL safe and effective products for dry irritated skin issues.

Heat Rash

Heat rash is a skin irritation that stings and makes your skin red. It is also called miliaria or prickly heat. If you have heat rash, your skin may feel itchy. Small bumps may form, and you may feel some “prickly,” tingling pain.

Heat rash occurs most often in hot, humid weather. Anyone can get a heat rash, but it is most common in infants and young children. Adults, however, can also be affected by heat rash. Heat rash usually looks like a cluster of pimples or small blisters. It is most likely to appear in places where skin touches skin, including:

  • Neck

  • Groin

  • Underneath the breasts

  • In the creases of the elbows

  • Armpits

In many cases, heat rash can be avoided. In hot weather, dress yourself or your child in lightweight cotton clothing. Cotton helps absorb moisture to keep it off of your skin. If the weather is hot, turn on the air conditioner, or use a fan to help you stay cool and dry. If a rash appears try these GSL products for quick relief: Wash effective area twice a day with Tea Tree Antiseptic Soap followed by Organic Calendula Salve.

Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

You can encounter poison ivy growing almost anywhere!

 Most people are sensitive to the plants’ oily sap. The sap is in the root, stems, leaves and fruit of these plants. If it gets on your skin, it causes a blistering skin rash. The rash can range from mild to severe, depending on how much sap gets on your skin and how sensitive you are to it. Problems can also occur if the plants are burned. Airborne sap-coated soot can get into the eyes, nose, throat and respiratory system.

The best way to avoid the rash is to learn what the plants look like and stay away from them. If you come into contact with the plants, wash your skin and clothing right away.

If you develop a rash, try GSL's safe and effective products. Wash with our Tea Tree Antiseptic Soap 2-3 times a day, follow by our Itch NO More as often as needed (hint do not "double dip" in the Itch NO More cream to avoid spreading the sap/poison)

For severe rashes, immediately seek medical attention.

GSL Organics Holistic Products

Our holistic products are crafted with clean, safe, and organic plant based ingredients. They are designed to help maintain healthy skin and to heal, soothe, and prevent various skin issues when used as directed.

Always consult with your medical practitioner before using any new skincare products.

Not sure which products you should try, contact me at and I will happily recommend the best GSL products for your skin concerns.

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