Summers is the prime time for the adventures like a day at the beach, picnics at the park, hiking, camping and weekends outing. We all love to enjoy excursion either there are summers or winters, but we have to face challenges too like exposure to UV rays, pollution, and other skin related problems. Everyone has experienced summer skin woes, right from premature wrinkles, dark marks, glowing skin and what not. No one is fond of summers. However, all of us have to go through it. We all know about the simple tips like drinking more water, moisturize daily, apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses while going outside.
Summer is the season to pay more attention to your skin and keep your skin fresh and hydrated. Let’s discuss what all can be done to protect your skin during this summer.
1. All about sunscreens
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Before you go out in summers, it’s essential to apply sunscreen. There are many confusing things related to sunscreens it’s not as simple as just applying it, and there are ample varieties, when to apply, which sunscreen to use, what SPF sunscreen to use. We all use sunscreen during summer, but most of us are not aware of the amount of cream that must be used. If you want complete protection of SPF, you have to apply at least 1 ounce. Sunscreen must be applied 20-30 minutes before the sun exposure so that all the ingredients thoroughly mix in the skin. One important thing is that you have to reapply the sunscreen after a couple of hours after swimming and sweating.
2. Make water your friend
When you spend more time outside in the weather under hot sun will create more sweat and dehydration. According to a study make sure that you must drink minimum eight glasses of water every day. Water helps you in keeping hydrated. Along with water, you can also consume water-rich foods and fruits like watermelon, muskmelon, and cucumber. Watermelon has 91% of water and hydrates your skin. You can also keep your skin hydrated by using hydrosols which are made from the steam distillation of various plan materials. The skin experts highly recommend Rose as it does not only contains refreshing scent but also it is anti-inflammatory and helps in maintaining the PH balance of the skin. Water keeps you hydrated during summer and maintains the water balance in your body.
3. Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation involves the removal of oldest dead skin cells from the surface. Exfoliation is mostly included in all the facials. During summer your skin requires exfoliation at least 2-3 times in a week to remove the dead skin cells. Scrub your dead skin and improves new skin which prevents congestion and dehydration. Exfoliating makes your new tan shine and clears even more clearly from the previous. When exfoliation left attended dead cells will make your face and body dry. Use a cleanser for sensitive skin that does not irritate your skin. Use a mild facial scrub that includes some little amount of sugar and some ripe seeds for the healthy skin. And for oily skin use a facial scrub and rub your dead skin with a brush. You can also refer to some dermatologist for the medical exfoliation methods. The doctor may use a mechanical device microdermabrasion to remove skin cells.
4. Antioxidants and essentials oils
Antioxidants are the need for your skin during summer, and they help to rejuvenate skin cells. Vitamins C is known for boosting collagen and elastin. Vitamin C is easily found in serums and moisturisers and is a powerful antioxidant. Skin is the largest organ of the body, so it is more important to take more care to your skin. Antioxidants protect your skin by limiting the production of free radicals which damage skin cells. Also, use essentials oils like primrose oil which is extracted from the ripe seeds, you can apply this oil before going to bed. Primrose contains essential fatty acids which are not produced by the body and help in repairing the skin barrier by maintaining the elasticity and hydration. Lavender oil is also a good option due to its soothing and calming properties and helps the skin to look brighter and healthier.
5. Clothing for summer
No one wants to be out in the sun during summers; however, you have to when it’s mandatory. You can opt for loose-fitting apparels with UPF protection and also try to cover most of your body rather than exposing it. You can take a cue from Arab countries their regular garments are loose and cover the full body as well; it is part of their culture but is best suited for harsh summers as well. Let’s talk about UPF(Ultraviolet protection), as all of us are aware Ultraviolet rays are harmful to your skin thus you can opt for apparels which help you to block Ultra violet rays, these kind of garments are available over online stores. Overexposure to Ultraviolet rays can also be a reason behind skin cancer as well. You can use a hat or cap as protection from the sun. It is more preferred as it provides a more prominent shade.
6. Avoiding Sun-rays during the peak time of day
The peak time of the day in terms of heat is between 10 am to 2 pm. You can prevent any outdoor activity during the time, but if it needs you to be outside, you can use an umbrella to keep your body in the shade. You can also use the hat to avoid the sun rays this prevents the direct contact to your face.
7. Drink some wine
We usually know alcohol is more famous for its disadvantages caused in the body, but there is a chemical called Resveratrol which is found in red grapes. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects over the skin. It means if you usually drink wine, you can prefer red wine over any other kind of alcohol.
Follow the tips mentioned above this summer, have fun and protect your skin while you go for an outing.