Summer means sun, shorts, sandals, bathing suits, and bronzed skin. But with beach hair and shorter hemlines comes the dangers that not only instigate the probability of skin cancer, but the aging process as well.here are the simple tips to protect from summer heat.
During summer, your body tends to lose a lot of moisture. So it is important to hydrate your body with water from time to time. Drinking lots of water will help your skin remain soft and moisturised.
Eat Plenty Of Fruits
Eating plenty of fruits will keep your skin and digestive track healthy.
Eat Juicy Fruits
Eat juicy fruits like watermelon,litchi,cocount and other juicy fruits.
Take Cold Showers
Take cold showers multiple times a day. Cold water is cheap. Take advantage of it to cool yourself off, and take a quick cold shower a few times a day. The cost is minimal, and it will greatly lower your body temperature.
Avoid Red Meat
Non vegetarians should opt fishor egg whites and cut down red meat and chicken as it increases heat of your body.
Apply sunscreen religiously. It’s a surefire way of protecting your skin. Always apply sunscreen 20 minutes prior to allow time for the product to absorb into the skin.
Moisturize With SPF
Moisturize with SPF. Applying moisturizer with SPF is essential regardless of the season.
With the onset of warmer weather, however, consider switching your current moisturizer for another with higher SPF and lighter formulation to prevent sun spots, freckles, and early signs of aging.
Use Sun Controller Film
Apply a reflective or sun-controlling film on windows that face the sun.
Usage of sunglasses, hats and other accessories minimizes the UV radiations from reaching your body. Opt for a wide-brimmed hat instead of caps because it provides complete protection to your entire face.
Skin Tips for Summer
It is important to keep the skin of the face fresh and clean by washing it with cold water 3 to 4 times a day, face cleansers should not be used more than twice per day.
Toning the face with a soothing herbal toner is a natural treatment for oily skin that helps in reducing excess oil, sebum and dirt from the skin surface.
While out in the sun don’t apply perfume on your skin,instead apply it on your cloth,because the psoralen present in perfumes, especially citrus perfumes can stain your skin permanently when the react with the sun rays.
In a hurry to apply the sunscreen don’t skip your lip protection and eye creams because the skin around your eyes and lips are really delicate that is more susceptible to tan and wrinkles.
In case you forget to apply sunscreen while going out in the sun, you can make up for the damage caused by applying natural aloe vera gel or cool green tea on your face to soothe the burnt skin.
Wear mineral makeup during summer because it is lighter than the cream based ones which allow the skin to breathe and lasts longer in sweating conditions.
Homemade Remedies to Protect Your Skin from Summer Tan
Most of us live in an illusion that we need to burn the pockets to buy such expensive spa products that help you in lighten the tan. Not necessary, here are some quick homemade remedies that can be easily prepared but with a little patience.
Lemon and Aloe Vera Face Pack
Lemon is one of the best citrus fruits that have rich medicinal and cosmetic benefits. No doubt, it is widely used in various skin and hair care remedies as well as skin care products.
This is one of the most effective home remedies to remove tan. Lemon can be used as a bleaching agent to lighten your skin tone naturally without causing any harm to it.
Curd and Gram Flour Face Pack
The unknown fact is that it can be used as a great exfoliating agent that removes dead skin cells and also moisturizes the skin deeply. It helps in cooling the skin that is continuously exposed to sunlight for hours. Gram flour is widely used in whitening your skin and it really helps in giving an instant glow to your skin.
Turmeric Powder, Yogurt and Honey Face Pack
Turmeric powder is the basic common ingredient in every kitchen and is best known antiseptic/anti- bacterial agent. It is used in relieving the pain and as a disinfectant that is usually caused due to cuts and burns. Turmeric is also an age old home remedy that has been used in Ayurveda to treat various skin diseases. Yogurt is a dairy product just as curd and it has a gel like texture. Honey, a sweetening agent can be considered as one of the best natural moisturizing agents that helps skin retain its supple and elastic nature.