Are you worried that this summer will take away the beauty of your skin. It is a common fact that scorching sun will create damage on our skin and will make it look dull and thinny. Summer is the time when you need to wear all those dresses that you had put away during winter. Obviously after cold dreaded winter days, you would love to get out and soak it up over sunday brunches and early evening walks. But prolonged exposure to sun rays brings with it a fair share of skin related problems.
So today we bring you 5 tips to keep your skin healthy and fresh during this summer season.
While proper cleaning of skin is always beneficial for maintaining the health and stature of skin, exfoliating your skin on a routine basis especially on summer season can rejuvenate the skin. There is a general misconception that exfoliation is done only during winter season, but no they can be done during summer season too and they are equally if not more effective when done during summer days. Exfoliation is found to be a perfect solution for lightening up sunspots and other marks.
Proper exfoliation allows the skin to undergo proper moisturization and stay healthy. This works fine with makeup and also along with sunscreens. Routine exfoliation of face will keep the makeup to hold on smoothly and will also aid sunscreen in protecting your face from harmful sun rays. Regardless of weather, our body will shed skin cells, so it is important to scrub them off to prevent the skin from appearing dull and dry.
Every day we lose large amount of fluids from our body through processes like breathing, perspiration etc. In summer days this loss of fluid quantity will increase by a fair distance. This can affect the freshness of our skin and face in particular. In such situations, it is critical to keep your skin hydrated by means of moisturizers, as they are found to work well even on oily skins. As the temperature increases, it is better to use lighter lotions. Apart from that some gels and purees are also found to absorb better into the skin.
If you are looking for a natural remedy, then you have plenty of natural oils which have very high moisturizing capability. Like for example avocado oil, jojoba oil and castor oil have all been found to have great moisturizing powers. Sometimes extreme exposure to sun can lead to falling out of eyelashes, in such cases castor oil is an effective remedial measure.
Unlike you are staying indoors on summer days, it is always a wise thing to carry a sunscreen with you. This is perhaps one of the best tool that you could make use of in fighting against sun issues during summer. Sunscreen will work effectively only if we follow some steps.
- At least 30 minutes before heading outdoors, make sure you put on the sun block.
- Apply sunscreen every 20-30 minutes as over a period of time sunscreen will wear off.
- Make sure you apply them throughout your body especially ears, head and hands.
- Even waterproof sunscreens may not be effectively water proof, so it is advisable to apply them in high quantity.
- Be sure to check the expiry date of sunscreens, as once they cross that date there will be tremendous dip in its effectiveness.
- When it comes to babies, it is better to use them in small quantity.
It is easy to forget everything about skin care in summer days especially when you are enjoying holidays. However summer skin care is something you need to take seriously. Always make sure you pick a sunscreen that has an SPF greater than or equal to 50 as they are found to be effective in shielding the harmful rays of sun.
Water is found to carry away the heat from your body like internal organs thus preventing them from serious damages that can lead to heat stroke or even death. During summer days, it is the heat that travels through bloodstream to skin leading to extreme sweating. Once sweat evaporates, it allows you to cool off thus helps in maintaining optimum body temperature.
Water intake should be directly related to the amount of water which is lost. Loss of body fluid can adversely affect our health. Even with 2 percentage of water loss could lead to serious fatigue and cardiovascular problems.
Tips for Hydration
- Drink water depending on how thirsty you are.
- Always keep a check of water loss, the color of urine can be a good indication for this.
- Make sure you consume enough amount of water before getting out in summer.
- It is also advisable to include fruits and vegetables in diet during summer season, as all of them includes water content in someway or the other.
The chances of getting dehydrated during summer days is very high, hence you should increase the level of water intake at that time. If your body doesn’t get enough water, it will take moisture from hair and skin thus making them look dull and dry. So what are you waiting for? Drink up!!
Though it is important to take care of your skin irrespective of weather, it is during summer that your skin needs a bit of extra care. The chances of getting dirt, oil and clog on face is very high on summer, the best way to deal with them is to use an effective toner which is capable of removing dirt and oil traces.
Apart from that toners are also found to close the pores and tighten the gaps between cells thus limiting the penetration of impure elements and other contaminants to skin. They are also capable of binding moisture onto the skin thus making it fresh and cool. There are many chemical toners that can act as a protective layer for skin from harmful sun rays. And natural toner is what you are looking for then rose water is something you can opt for. The natural cooling properties of rose water makes them ideal in soothing off irritated and over exposed skin.
Summer season is the time for outing and picnics, an occasion you wouldn’t want to spoil because of skin related issues. So make sure you take proper care of your skin before getting out. You can try out any of the above mentioned methods, there are many other ways which can help you deal with the sun rays. We will discuss about them in detail some other time. Hope you have enjoyed reading these tips, do let us know your experiences on trying out these tips.