Ew! Beauty: Bug Bites Versus Your Skin

NYLON — Let’s face it: Along with summer’s heat, humidity, and other sweat-inducing qualities comes a ton of gross beauty problems. From dry, cracked feet to ingrown hairs and chafing, there’s a lot that can hold you back from living the confident poolside life you’re destined to lead. But don’t worry—we’re talking to experts about how to fix them. Welcome to Ew! Beauty.

Even though we’re already preparing for the end of summer’s many beauty plagues, multiple elements are still working against us—and nothing wreaks havoc like a bug. It doesn’t matter where you are, bugs will find you, and when they do, they’re only thinking one thing: fast food. They see you when you’re sleeping, they know when you’re awake; they thrive in darkness and in light, and there’s really no escape. When they’re gone, you’re inevitably left with itchy, swollen evidence of their presence, which is why the best thing for your skin is to make sure you don’t get bitten in the first place.

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