Summers are here! Before you dream of pleasant warm mornings and beach holidays, think of the horror in store for your skin. Yes, the summer heat can wreak havoc on your skin, leading to dark spots, pigmentation, wrinkles, and tanning. Luckily for you, here’s some advice on beating the heat this summer and staying beautiful.
Moisturizing is absolutely essential. Simply moisturize, there are no two ways about it. You may think that winters are over, and skip that part of your regimen, but no, not happening. The problem with summers is the extreme heat that dehydrates your body and makes your skin dry. Dry skin is prone to damage and dullness, and you need to butter it up to make up for the moisture loss. The moisturizer acts as a barrier for pollutants, bacteria, and sunburn.
For any treatment or cream to work on your skin, it needs to be clean. For that, you need to exfoliate at regular intervals to slough away the accumulated dead skin cells that are clogging your pores and forming a layer on your skin. Exfoliation also makes your face a better canvas to apply makeup on. Make sure you alternate between homemade and market-bought exfoliators to maintain a balance.
Yes, drink up and loosen up. We mean water, lots of it. The problem with summer is, it makes you sweat a lot, making your cells lose water quickly. To maintain moisture levels in your body and not feel weak or faint due to dehydration, you need to keep a check on your drinking (water) game and get it right. Ideally, drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day and include lots of fresh juices and fruits with high water content in your diet.
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.
Stack Up On Aloe Vera
Aloe vera comes to the rescue for a lot of skin problems. During summers, especially, it turns into a soothing balm, cooling off your skin after a long day in the sun.Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory and moisturizing. It calms the skin and nourishes it intensely. It also contains antioxidants that protect your skin from damage. Either pluck fresh aloe vera and scoop the gel from the leaf to apply it to your skin, or you can choose from the many aloe vera products available in the market.
During summers, increase the intake of raw or boiled food. Include as many fruits and veggies in your meals as possible – go for salads, smoothies, and juices. Make sure you are getting enough calcium as well. Also, nuts are an excellent addition because they are excellent for your skin.
Article written by Archana Lodha and originally published at Zee-Fanatic Blog