Entering the wet season, people must not only be aware of the emergence of diseases caused by puddle, but also diseases that lurk in skin health. At least this is conveyed by Dr. dr. Dhelya Widasmara, Sp.KK(K), a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya.
According to Dhelya, there are three important keys in maintaining healthy skin. “The point is basic skin care to moisturize, protect and cleanse. The wet season can interfere the health of facial skin, especially for oily skin,” she explained.
This, added Dhelya, because the humid air during the wet season can make the face look dull and acne occurs. “The cold air in wet season makes you not feel thirsty because you don’t feel hot, but evaporation of the skin still occurs,” said this dermatologist.
Skin diseases in wet season, commonly in the form of water fleas, eczema, fungi, nail infections or insect bites. Not only on the facial skin, this disease can attack the skin all over the body.
“ Wet season might affect some people with oily skin since the air temperature in the season is usually quite humid. This kind of weather is also vulnerable for people with a history of allergies, will tend to relapse to atopic eczema, because of the humid air and the distribution of allergens, “explained the doctor at. Dr. Saiful Anwar Hospital.
Even though it’s normal, Dhelya emphasizes not to underestimate skin health. “Socially, skin care is identical to women. However, the skin is the outermost organ of the body that really determines the first impression. We can know age, lifestyle and others from the skin. This is the importance of taking care of skin health, both for women and men,” she added.
She also gives tips to have healthy skin during wet season. “Consumption of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and adequate fluids. Use skin care products regularly. Wash your face with facial cleansing soap twice a day, use a moisturizer according to your skin type and sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. Exercise enough and always pay attention to cleanliness,” she concluded. (VQ/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)