How to Take Care Of Your Skin In Summer |10 Most Important Tips
summer is the season to kick back, relax, and just enjoy being outside and not freezing, but it’s not time to slack on your skincare routine. UVA/UVB rays are harmful all year long, but are especially damaging during the summer month when our exposure levels are higher that’s why it’s important to focus on sun and heat protection, in addition to maintaining your regular skincare routine.
Tips that will get you through the summer — For all skin type.
1. Take Care Of Your Lips
your lips need sunscreen, too. Since the sun can be extremely drying on the delicate lips, keep them soft and smooth by using a rich lip balm with SPF 15 or higher like Coola’s Liplux SPF 30. Don’t forget to regularly reapply it when you’re outside.
2. Drink Lots Of Water
Nothing works better than water. Water not only quenches the thirst but also helps to flush out the toxins and waste that accumulate in the body. Treat yourself with fluids like fruit juices, coconut water, green tea, buttermilk or just plain water to decrease the heat level and keep the body cool and hydrated. Green tea is high in antioxidants which help to eliminate dead skin cells and the anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic properties in green tea protects against a variety of skin disorders. Fluids also help to detoxify the skin and keep the skin soft, dewy and clear.
Do you step out in the sun without wearing a sunscreen? You should not, because it is a necessary step you need to follow in summer and every other season to protect your skin.
Protect your skin with sunscreen before it gets damaged by the sun, because, let me remind you, prevention is better than cure. Sun rays are a cause for many skin issues, such as dry skin, brown spots, and fine lines.
Choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 (at least) and apply it generously on your skin. Reapply it every few hours.
4.Hydrate your body
Be it summers or winters, you must hydrate your body and face in every weather. Go for refreshing fruity lotions for your body and water or gel-based moisturiser for your face.
Cleanse your skin thoroughly twice a day with a good quality cleanser. Go for a cucumber and aloe Vera gel based cleanser if you have acne prone skin. You can prepare natural and effective cleanser at home as well. Plain yogurt mixed with honey makes a good natural cleanser which not just cleanses but also moisturizes the skin. Apply this to your skin and leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse off with plain water.
6.Use weather appropriate products
The thick creams you were using through the winter months won’t do you any good now. Pack them away or use them for very dry areas of your body like the feet. Summer months need products that let your skin breathe naturally. Go for lighter lotions and serums. Products that block pores can cause more problems.
Natural moisturizers like glycerin and rose water added to the bathing water helps a lot and applying plain curd for 10-15 minutes on all dry areas of the body before bathing works wonders too.
7.Maintain hygiene of your skin
Overall hygiene can go a long way in tackling the heat. Having a bath twice a day will not only keep your skin fresh, it will also help combat summer lethargy. If you are prone to prickly heat – a bucket-bath with neem leaves can help. People who suffer from body odor can also benefit from regular bathing. Chlorine water can speed up the process of tanning, that is the reason why we tan more in the pool than ordinarily. Make sure you bathe after a swim to get the chlorine off your body. Soaking hands and feet in water enriched with a pinch of salt will help boost blood circulation and after that applying a cream rich in urea and Vitamin C should help too.
8.Wear breathable fabrics
Cotton and lighter fabrics are a must to tackle the heat. Tight clothes can cause irritation and make sweaty parts of the body itch more. Prolonged conditions lead to rashes and sometimes even serious skin infections.
9.Eat cooling foods
What we eat has a lot to do with how we look and feel. Eating heavy food is bound to make you sluggish in a weather like this. Additionally, it can make your skin oily and susceptible to breakouts. Go for seasonal fruits and vegetables. Stay away from sugary drinks that are full of calories. Make sure your intake of water is an optimum 8-10 glasses at least. Try vegetable juices and natural alternatives like nariyal pani to hydrate yourself and feel fresh.
10.Avoid getting tan
We know summer style is all about wearing off-shoulder tops and short dresses. But, don’t go overboard with these styles during the day when the sun is harsh. To protect your eyes from ageing, make sure you carry a pair of sunglasses while heading out.