While one might want to look for fun in summer, sweaty bodies and damp clothes are hardly any testament to ‘frolic’ Stepping out in the sun is a harsh punishment that we want to avoid under all circumstances and a room without an AC is more intolerable than a room without a fan. While you can only do so much to escape the heat, there are some sure shot ways for you to protect your skin from bearing the brunt of the sun.
Here are 7 skin care tips that you could follow to keep your skin glowing like the sun:
1. Water- your best friend
All the sweating dehydrates your skin and also drains you physically. It is imperative that you have at least 8 full glasses of water every day to keep your skin hydrated and keep up the moisture balance of your body and skin.
Drinking a good quantity of water everyday is known to have great benefits. Not only does it hydrate your body, but also flushes out toxins and keeps your skin healthy and glowing.
Note: If you’re a coffee lover or are addicted to your morning ‘chai’, make sure that you have at least three times as much water.
2. Aren’t cool showers a blessing?
With all the scorching heat, make sure to hit the shower at least twice a day. If you are conscious of water wastage, take a bucket bath. If anything, a cold water shower will be a great relief. Plus, it has so many benefits that you could consider making it an all-season affair.
In summer, you tend to sweat a lot more and this means that your skin pores are active. A cold shower especially after excessive sweating can help the pores close up and prevent a skin break out.
3. Lips don’t lie
While we take a lot of effort to scour the best sunscreen in town and apply and reapply till we are done with the entire tube, we often forget to take care of our lips. Just like our skin, our lips too next protection from the sun.
Lipsticks are true saviours but in this heat look out for either lip gloss or lip balm with an SPF of at least 15. Also, invest in a good lip scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells from your lips and allow for lip balms to moisturize them.
4. Melons are a melody
Our skin is a direct reflection of what is inside our body. And in summer, chances of our skin being attacked by rashes and heat boils is a commonality. This is primarily because our body temperature tends to become higher in summer too. So, in order to cool our system down and to flush out excess toxin build up, eat a lot of water melons and cantaloupes. These fruits are rich sources of antioxidants and offer unique hydration to the skin thereby making you look radiant.
5. Sweat is in!
As strange as it might sound, it is important for you to get your daily workout more so in summer. Hit the gym or take an early morning job but sweat it out. Sweat is our body’s natural reaction to excessive heat and its attempt to cool off. It opens up your pores and cleans out all the dirt hidden in your skin. Follow this up with a cool shower and you’re going to feel squeaky clean.
6. Exfoliate and rid yourself of the old
Your skin tends to become dull due to exposure to the sun’s rays. Depending on your skin type, use an exfoliating scrub at least twice a week, to remove dead skin buildup and invigorate your skin. In summer, it is all the more important to follow this regimen because the sun’s rays are harsher and all the sweat leads to clogging of your pores if not cleaned up.
7. Cardinal Rule- Sunscreen
It is risky to step out in the sun without wearing sunscreen, especially in summer. The heat rays and the UV rays can wreak havoc and damage your skin irreversibly. It is very crucial that you invest in a sunscreen that is water-resistant and has an SPF of at least 15 or higher.
Apply your sunscreen all over your body and don’t leave out any single part. Also, keep reapplying every two hours so that the effect doesn’t wear off. Excessive exposure to UV rays can cause all kinds of skin infections, including skin cancer. So, a sunscreen is a must.
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