The sun is shining and the temperature is increasing. It’s the summer YAY
It’s always easy to neglect our skin care regime as our skin isn’t as dry and itchy as in winter. Believe me, it can be worst after all those tan and dehydration. In fact, we should be more diligent.
• Water water water
There is no option on this step. Drinking water and keeping yourself well hydrated helps to flush toxins from your body. Toxins build up can harm your kidney to work less efficiently, which has a direct impact on your skin. Keep drinking water in regular intervals. You can have fresh fruit juices as well but there is nothing like water. Eating water content foods like spinach, iceberg lettuce, mushroom etc is advised.
Look out for an SPF of at least 30. It might be tempting to buy the ones with high SPF (50-100) but their incremental sun protection decreases as SPF increases. Most of them block just 1% more sunburn rays when compared to the ones of 30-50 SPF. Don’t skip your sunscreen even on cloudy days as the sunrays are in fact stronger and proficient.
• Moisturize your skin
Your skin does not feel dry rather they get dehydrated. This may be visible as dry patches or heat prickly rashes. So don’t forget to moisturize well. There are several moisturizers in the market these days, especially for hydration. So take a look at them as well.
• Avoid tanning beds
The bulbs in tanning beds emit UVA rays which don’t cause any burn to your body triggered by UVB rays, but this ray can cause later damage like skin cancer and wrinkles. The more your body gets exposed to these rays the worse it is. So stay away from them, instead get a nice suntan from the actual sun. But don’t forget your sunscreen.
• Sleep well
Did you know, the production of collagen in the skin could slow due to high-stress hormones, which are caused by lack of sleep? That’s why your skin look tired when you have not slept well.
So these are some of the things u can do to take care of your skin even in boiling weather. Trust me small things like this does help.