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Beat the heat and the summer skin problems

By Faeza
19 February 2016

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Think germs are reserved for winter? Think again. Germs love heat, so summer means an increase in breading grounds for nasty micro-organisms.

Essentially summer sweat is bacteria’s dream but it’s definitely not ours. “Boils, rashes, fungal and bacterial infections increase in summer due to rising temperatures.

Heat and humidity brings excess moisture and sweating, creating the perfect setting for skin infections to develop,” says Dr Kgosi Letlape, handwashing and hygiene advocate.

So before you pack away the hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap, here are some of the most common summer skin problems to look out for:

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