Summer is almost here and it is a time to expose your beautiful skin to the sun rays which means that your skin becomes highly vulnerable to damage. By adopting these beneficial tips during summers you will be able to keep your skin fresh, glowing, protected and beautiful even during hot summers.
1. Do regular exfoliation for smooth and refreshed skin every day
When the dead skin cells accumulate on your skin, they cause dull skin with clogged pores and other skin issues. Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells, debris, and sebum which causes skin congestion and improves the skin hydration when you apply toners and moisturizers. You can do exfoliation in the morning before cleansing, moisturizing, and makeup application. It will also help your makeup to last longer.
After exfoliation, apply moisturizing body cream which seals moisture into the skin and always use SPF 30 or higher to shield your skin against the sun rays.
2. Keep your skin hydrated
You can include intensive masks into your summer skin care regime to keep up the level of skin hydration. These are ideal to use once to twice a week. You can also apply skin boosters before applying moisturizer on your skin. Toners work as prep for moisturizing that even out the porosity of skin so keep toner spritz with you in your handbag and refresh your skin on the go.
3. Become a best friend of H2O
Yes, drink lots and lots of water. Hot weather and spending more time outdoors cause internal dehydration. This often results in skin dryness and itchiness, headaches and feelings of dizziness. Therefore, it is necessary to drink 8-10 glasses of fresh plain filtered water every day which helps in maintaining body’s moisture and keep your skin hydrated. It also provides assistance in detoxification. If you are also taking caffeinated beverages then you should double the amount of water intake.
4. Apply and reapply Sunscreen
One time application of sunscreen is not enough to provide long lasting protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun. It is essential that you apply enough of it and should apply often. For the face of a teaspoon of SPF sunscreen while for the body as much as the shot glass. You should reapply almost after every 2 hours. To increase the efficacy of sunscreen, try to stay out of direct sunlight from midday till the mid-morning and then till late afternoon.
There is the wide range of broad spectrum sunscreen formulas available in the market which from which you can choose according to your skin type.
5. Use cooling serums and gels to soothe the over exposed skin
If you forget to apply sunscreen or haven’t used it enough to provide protection against dangerous sun rays, then, unfortunately, the skin damage is done. But there is still a solution. Immediately apply soothing botanicals and cooling serums or gels which help in preventing skin peeling and soothe irritation and skin inflammation. When you see a pink glow on your skin, instantly apply a generous amount of soothing balms or gels. Always remember to have regular skin check from a professional dermatologist because a single blister increases your risks of melanoma.
6. Treat and repair the sun damaged skin
As a result of UV exposure, photo ageing is caused. It leads to the formation of dark or sun spots, thick, rough and wrinkled skin whether your skin is burned or not. It also accelerates the process of natural ageing.
When the sun rays fall on the skin directly, they cause a cascade of damage resulting in skin inflammation, a formation of free-radicals, slow down in the growth of new cells and destruction of collagen and elastin fibers. A tan may look trendy during summers but it is also an indication of sun damage.
Therefore, it is necessary to bombard your skin with potent anti-ageing ingredients like vitamins, fruit enzymes, anti-oxidants etc. that help to fight photo damage and provides further protection against UV effects.