Here are summer skincare tips that you must follow to ensure a healthy skin during summer season.
Give yourself vitamin C boost: Vitamin C is responsible for maintaining healthy collagen, the supportive tissue of the skin that helps the skin keep healthy, firm and strong. Vitamin C rich foods like orange, lemon, Alma, grapefruits, tomato and green leafy vegetables among others.
Do not forget to exfoliate: The summer heat and sun can damage the outer layers of skin, leading to a dry, flaky feeling. It is essential to remove dead skin cells that damage your skin texture and give you an uneven skin tone. Use natural ingredients to exfoliate your skin, which may include coffee, yogurt, baking soda, sugar
Trust natural remedies only: Chemical laden products will only damage your skin in the long run. Instead, there are ingredients in your kitchen that can help soothe your skin during summer. Bring lemon and tomatoes to your rescue.
Sunscreen: It should go without saying nowadays that sunscreen is your first step in protecting your skin from the heat. Sunburns not only increase your risk for skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, but it prematurely ages skin and can result in wrinkles, texture issues and discoloration.
Do not ignore the eyes and lips: Your eyes and lips are the most exposed and the most neglected areas of your face. Whenever you step out of the house, make sure your eyes are covered with sunglasses and lips are loaded with sun protecting balm. Wash your eyes and lips with cold water once you come from outside.
Binge on cooling foods: Your diet also decides the glow on your face. Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables that cool your body. Drink lots of water to reduce the temperature of the body that is exposed to the sun. Drink vegetables juices and coconuts water that will be the best electrolyte on a hot sunny day.
Find a good oil free moisturizer: The summersun can both dehydrate and damage the skin, causing premature ageing; so a moisturizer is important to use for protection.People with oily skin often neglect moisturizing because they feel it adds to the oiliness. Oily skin is a result of lack of hydration and is producing oil to compensate. If you have sensitive skin, an oil-free moisturizer will do the trick
Be aware of what you wear: You skin on your face isn’t the only skin that needs protecting. Make sure in the heat you wear light, loose clothing to prevent irritation from sweat and friction.
Protect youngsters:Children younger than six months should not use sunscreen but should be protected from the sun’s rays with protective clothing and shade.
Keep your beauty products cool:If you wear makeup often or use skin products, keep them in the refrigerator so they help cool the skin when you use them.
Cool your skin with rose water: rose water is a natural coolant
Wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection:Proper, protective sunglasses help prevent damage to the sensitive skin around your eyes, as well as cataracts.
Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.This is when the sun is most intense and produces the greatest chance of sunburn
Make healthy lifestyle choices: Maintain healthy skin by not smoking. Smoking damages collagen and elastin in your skin. Treat your skin gently by using mild soaps and daily moisturizers. Limit hot showers as this can strip essential oils from your skin. Pat dry after bathing to retain moisture in your skin. Eat a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and plenty of water. Engage in stress-reducing activity, and get regular sleep.
Food that is good for summer:
Watermelon, a seasonal summer fruit comes for a reason.
Loaded with fibre, eating cucumber in summer helps in keeping constipation at bay.
Curd is not only delicious but also gives a coolant effect to the body.
Green leafy vegetables.
Celery and Fennel.
Cantaloupe and Honey Dew.
Work more veggies into your diet.
Get the most out of your salad.
Avoid overdoing it at summer BBQs. Beat the temptation to overeat by filling up on the healthy stuff first.
Cook at home.
Don’t forget the fruit.
Oranges -are fruits with rich in Vitamin C for our Skin
Blackberries and Raspberries.
Mangoes are seasonal fruits, which rich in Vitamin A and vitamin c
Ice Apple is a seasonal fruit from Palm Tree, good for summer, also contains lots of water content.
Do’s and Don’ts
Water is the best drink. Drink lots of water before, during and after an event because, body loses more fluid through sweating.
Please remember, feeling thirsty, means the body is already 15% dehydrated.
Day sleep is permitted as there will be long days and shorter nights.
Wear light thin cotton cloths to keep the body cool.
Walk slowly while, going out initially and then build up your exposure to the heat.
Apply sandal over the body and perfumes to keep the body cool and pleasant.
Wear all natural fabrics. The natural fibers will allow skin breathe and wick out moisture.
Keep a wet or damp cloth on the back of your neck.
There are some products that can be hydrated ahead of time and worn like a neckerchief. They are filled with absorbent beads that will stay wet for a number of hours.
A period remedy for keeping cool was to put a large cabbage leaf on the top of your head under your hat. The moisture from the cabbage leaf helps keep your head cool.
Enjoy the cool breeze from the fan, prepared with palm leaves dipped in sandal water.
Take a shower twice a day
Easiest way to beat summer is to perform oil Bath with Gingerly oil.
Use an umbrella or hat and cover the head with a cloth.
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
DRINK, DRINK, AND DRINK MORE WATER OR, RECOMMENDED BEVERAGES.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine & soft drinks since they all act as diuretics and may cause more fluid loss.
Additional replacement of electrolyte is not needed as the diet is usually salty enough.
Monitor the frequency, quantity and colour of urine every time and make sure to urinate around 300-500 ml in 2-3 hours and its colour should be clear yellow. The dark yellow or, orange colour indicate that the body needs fluids immediately.
Seek medical assistance immediately if sickness or any other problem is feel sick or experienced.
Avoid wearing synthetic fibre as they retain moisture and don’t allow the skin to breath, so body gets more heat.
When it is extremely hot and humid, restrict your activity as much as possible.
Do not go out in the direct sun.
Avoid extensive physical activity.
Do not send children or pets out in the sun or leave them in closed vehicles.
Do not consume caffeinated drinks (including aerated drinks) and alcohol during extreme heat
Don’t eat left over food– Food poisoning is quite common during summer
Avoid wearing dark, heavy or tight clothes
Avoid cooking during peak heat hours. If it is necessary to cook, then, open doors & windows in order to ventilate the cooking area.
The pungent, spicy, salty and sour foods which produce too much heat in the body, must be avoided.
No alcohol or wine taken in summer months can cause weight loss, flabbiness of body, acidity
The frequency of sexual inter courses should be reduced if the weakness in body is felt.
DO NOT USE HONEY IF THE MIXTURE IS TO BE GIVEN TO A CHILD LESS THAN ONE YEAR OLD.