Summer Skin Care Tips

It's essential to take care of your skin, especially during the summertime, when UV levels can wreak havoc on exposed skin. While those killer rays may feel sensational, the effects of sun exposure may not be as agreeable over time. One in five Brits will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime.  Prolonged ultraviolet exposure may also lead to cataracts, which affects more than 20 million Brits over age 40. Then there's premature aginga of the skin. The National Institute on Aging has pointed to sunlight as a major culprit of wrinkles, dryness, and age spots.  Summer season – the season of warmth, heat, mangoes, tall glasses of juice, ice cold water, sweat dripping off your face as you walk under a blazing sun, numerous cold water baths and….itching, irritation, acne, dark spots, body odour and sweat.

 

 

 

 

summer time skin care tips

 

 

Let’s work at reducing the irritants so you can enjoy the summer season to the fullest!  For those of you who do not have to pamper your skin or take extra care – Lucky you! For the rest of us, here are some easy ways in which you can ensure that your skin has all it needs to give off that happy glow!

 

 

Tip 1: If your skin does not need any different care or does not behave differently in the summer months – do not change your skincare regime. Take all clues from the way your skin behaves – maybe it is an obedient child and listens to whatever you are giving and doing for it! Enjoy the phase – one worry less!

 

 

Tip 2: Happy Hydration=Happy Skin 

 

Water makes up one-third of our body and it is essential for our health. We need to maintain and replenish the amount of water available in the body so that it can function at optimum levels. In summer, our bodies lose water faster than they normally would due to the intense heat.

 

It is said that our thirst sensors may not be sensitive enough to give out signals to let us know that we need to drink water, until our levels of water begin to affect our body functions. This means that we need to drink water even when we are not thirsty. 

 

Staying hydrated, means eating foods that contain water and drinking water to compensate for the loss of fluids in summer. 

 

Some foods that contain water are melons, cauliflower, spinach, cucumbers, eggplant & broccoli. Children can be given peas and potatoes both have high water content. Any foods that cause heat & require energy during digestion such as non-vegetarian foods, caffeine, aerated drinks can be avoided during summer.

 

 

 

 

Don't Forget Your Summer Hat))))

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Tip 3: Dead cells = Dead Skin 

Exfoliation is a must in summer as the process removes all the dead and dry skin cells. Exfoliation when done in excess can cause the skin barrier to break leading to inflammation and dryness. Therefore being careful during the process in summer is a must to avoid increased sun sensitivity.  In the summer, using a gentle face scrub or a very mild glycolic acid containing lotion twice a week will work well and help the skin to remain healthy.

 

 

Tip 4: SPF – Depletion of the ozone layer is leading to harmful sun’s rays reaching the earth and therefore us. The body needs shielding and SPF works to that purpose. Sunscreen is a powerful tool to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun.  Any sunscreen works best in a two hour window and needs to be reapplied to have greater force.

 

 

Tip 5: You may feel that a moisturizer is not needed during the summer months – but dry dehydrated skin is common in the summer months. Using a heavy moisturizer combined with the high heat may increase clogging of pores and this should be avoided. A light weight serum is a great substitute and allows the skin to breathe easily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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