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4 skin problems you can prevent this summer

Meet Dr. Amanda of Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA to learn how to prevent 4 common skin problems this summer.

There is no doubt about it; weather has a huge effect on your skin. You can keep your skin looking and feeling its best, even when the sun, pool chemicals, or humid conditions threaten it.

  • Acne – Sweat, bacteria, and oils mean clogged pores and acne breakouts. Blot off sweat with a clean cloth. Wash sweaty clothes before wearing them again. Use non-comedogenic sunscreen and products.
  • Sunburn – Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen at least SPF 30 year-round. Be extra-vigilant about reapplying when swimming or sweating. Seek shade. Avoid the sunniest hours of mid-morning and mid-day. Wear proper sun protection (hats and eyewear). Be aware that some antibiotics and acne medications cause photosensitivity and can give rise to allergic skin reactions.
  • Heat rash or prickly heat – When sweat builds up under your skin, it causes tiny, itchy bumps. When they burst, sweat is released and a prickly sensation is felt. The sooner you cool down, the better. Exercise outdoors only during the coolest parts of the day or move your workouts indoors. Keep your skin cool with fans or the AC.
  • Bacterial and fungal infections – Impetigo, intertrigo and tinea pedis (athlete’s foot) flourish in extreme heat and humidity. Shower immediately after a dip in the pool or lake. Use mild cleansers and fragrance-free moisturizers to lock water in the skin. Moisturizing also keeps skin comfortable and lovely when humidity and air conditioning dry it out.

Many of these skin conditions usually resolve in a few days or weeks. If problems linger (or you have questions), seek professional care. Call (760) 642-6674 or email info@saviderm.com .

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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