Summer heat can cause patches of skin to become rough and inflamed, with blisters that cause itching and bleeding.
"Moisturing is important to help prevent eczema conditions. A common eczema pattern I see during the summer months is pityriasis alba, where round, light discolorations occur on the face and upper outer arms. This form of what I call 'summer eczema' is directly related to dry skin and under-moisturizing," Cavalier said.
"People - especially children - need to moisturize in the summer, because of the increase in recreational sports and swimming in pools and the ocean. Both traditional chlorine pools and newer saline pools can contribute to dry skin."
Certain lotions, perfumes or colognes, and even lime juice can have an adverse effect on skin during the warmer months.