The summers are already around the corner, and we all need to focus more on our skin and body health. The scorching sun, pollution, the extensive amount of UV rays, dehydrating weather and all of these sums up to deteriorate your health if not taken care properly at the right time. So, one needs to follow some summer skin care tips to maintain their health.
1. STAY HYDRATED
Hydration is the key to glowing and healthy skin. And especially during summers, when the temperature is usually across 40 degrees you have a high chance of getting affected by heat stroke, the only treatment available is proper hydration along with electrolyte balance. Also, proper hydration helps our body to maintain a regular temperature.
2. EXFOLIATE REGULARLY
Exfoliation is the key step for keeping clogged pores at bay. Sweating, pollution and harsh chemicals can lead to clogged pores over time. So, it is very necessary to allow your skin to breathe properly. Thus, one should regularly exfoliate their skin with a mild scrubber. But do not forget to use a good quality moisture post exfoliation.
3. A GOOD TONER
Due to scorching heat, the body sweats and this makes it a little difficult to maintain proper hygiene. So, using a good toner will help in maintaining the pH of the skin and also protect your skin from bacterial and other infections. Try using a cucumber and tea tree oil based toner for both anti-bacterial properties and cooling effect.
4. SUNBLOCK IS A MUST
Nobody wants to get tanned and we can also not avoid sun exposure due to our day to day activities. So, one should not step out in the sun with the proper application of a good sunblock cream with an SPF up to 30. And if you are having an outdoor visit for more than 2 hours, opt for its re-application.
5. MINIMAL MAKEUP
One should definitely try and avoid the use of harsh chemicals during summers. Layering your skin with numerous products will only clog your pores, if not removed properly. And also nobody likes to see your makeup sweating making you look weird with the smudged kohl and eyeliner. So, just go for a minimal makeup look in summer.
6. PROPER CARE FOR FEET
Almost everyone packs there shoes and boots by this time of the year. And also shoes and other closed footwear make your feet sweat a lot. This increases the chance of fungal infections on the feet. But proper care should be taken while wearing sandals and slippers. Your feet must be given the due pamper and care through regular pedicure.
7. NO-NO TO SYNTHETIC FABRIC
For healthy skin, it is very necessary to allow proper gaseous exchange between your skin and environment. And cotton is one such fabric, which allows your skin to breath and also insulates against heat. So, one should wear cotton-based clothes and avoid synthetic fabrics. The synthetic fabric also causes friction between your skin and clothes, which makes your skin prone to rashes and other issues.
8. NO RUBBING OF FACE
Avoid rubbing your face with handkerchiefs and towels to wipe out the dirt and sweat. Because rubbing worsens the situation as your face skin is very delicate as compared to other parts of the body. Rubbing causes inflammation of the skin and also pre-mature signs of ageing appear sooner than usual.
9. EAT LOTS OF SEASONAL FRUITS
Eat lots and lots of seasonal fruits like watermelon, cucumber and others. Seasonal fruits help you calm down and fight with the side effects of summer. They keep stay hydrated and at the same time there nutritional properties help your body cope up with the immense heat.
So, protect yourself from these horrible summers by using the above-mentioned tip. Drink lots of healthy drinks be it water or juices that will not only keep you hydrated but also help you remain cool. Stay healthy and enjoy the summers!