It’s that time of the year when thick jackets get stacked away and summer kimonos are featured in almost every store. Everyone’s trying to get the perfect sunscreen and umbrellas come out to give it company. Yes, summer time is here. And with it, a whole host of skin care issues too.
Summer skin care is more than just pouring sunscreen all over your body every second. Breakouts, rashes, and oily skin are just a few skin problems that you will encounter. Don’t worry, just a few simple changes in your skin care routine can ensure that you are all set to glow through this season. Here are few summer skin care tips that may come quite handy.
Keep it moisturized
One of the things that people forget when it comes to skin care is moisturizing. You may think that the season of cold breeze is long gone, and skip that part of your regimen, but no, not happening.
The extreme heat brought about by summer dehydrates your body and makes your skin dry. Dry skin is prone to damage which is why you need to make up for the moisture loss. Moisturizers acts as a skin shield against bacteria and sunburn.
When choosing the best product, go for a water-based moisturiser that contains vitamin E, and cover your skin every day to keep it supple.
Dead skin is not in
Before you started any skin treatment, you have to make sure that you skin is clean. For that, you need to exfoliate at regular intervals to slough away the accumulated dead skin cells that are clogging your pores.
Exfoliation makes your skin clearer and a better canvas to apply makeup on. Market-bought exfoliating creams could cause a huge damage to your skin because of its high chemical content. Better use homemade ones to keep it more natural and less hazardous.
Also, exfoliating every day can lead to redness, rashes, and breakouts. Exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week using a circulatory motion. Preferably in the evenings, and not right before you go for a swim or out in the sun.
Drink a lot of water
Beyond nasty breakouts and excessive oiliness, summer can do some annoying things to your skin—like making it look drier than raisins.
Drinking 10-15 glasses of water every day helps maintain optimum skin moisture. It also delivers essential nutrients to your skin cells and replenishes your skin tissue. This helps delay the appearance of signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines.
Drinking enough water combats skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema. It also increases the metabolic rate and improves digestive system to flush out toxins from the body. This in turn gives you a healthy and glowing skin.
These skin tips will help you get rid of common summer skin problems and will give you a lot of confidence to face the world. So get ready to flaunt a younger, better and glowing skin this summer.
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