Summer is known to be that climate of the year, which takes tolls on the skin. The scorching heat, pollution, humidity, take away the natural radiance and invites acne, pimples, and blemishes on the skin. It’s necessary to avoid all these problems, and it is vital to take care of the skin during the summer.
Summers increase the activity of sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands protect and lubricate the surface of the skin by producing and releasing sebum. The situation makes oily skin look oilier, and dry skin looks rough and patchy. The extreme intensity of sun rays also causes tanning. The heat can open more pores on the skin that can get clogged with dirt and oil, giving rise to bacteria, further developing acne, pimples, and blemishes on the face. To keep your skin safe from all these bacteria, keeping the skin clean is the only way to prevent it from problems.
Below are the few lists of proven tips you can follow during the summer:
1) Keep your skin hydrated: Lotion is not only the necessity for winter but also for summer to help moisturize our body. Summer is the time to pack up the thick buttery lotions and buy some light and fast-absorbing lotion that sinks in the body and helps to hydrate the skin. Fruity lotions and gel are perfectly refreshing for a summer body. Keeping body moisturized is a mandate routine irrespective of the season. So in summers, do not forget to seal the moisture body just soaked in the right after the shower. A hydrating mask is also a healthy opt-in to repair, rehydrate, and soothe skin. A mask can treat specific skin conditions like dryness, acne, oil, blemishes, etc. Drinking a lot of water in summer can help your body and skin feel fresh
2) Exfoliate: Our skin sheds numerous dead cells from our bodies every minute every day. Exfoliation helps to remove the piled up dead cells and remove the skin debris. The dead cells result in dull and dry skin. Exfoliation helps to get rid of the dull and dry skin and bring the natural glow to our face by removing the dead cells. Exfoliation is necessary for the entire body and not just the face. Choosing the right and gentle scrub best suited to your body can help in summer to get rid of the dull face. Follow an exfoliation routine twice-thrice a week to achieve beautiful glowing skin.
3) Choose suitable climate products: Along with the skin type, one should also consider the climatic conditions to choose skin products. For instance, winters promote dryness, and we should not use masks while, on the other hand, we should not take steam again and again in Summers as it might open the pores more, which anyway the heat in summer promotes. Likewise, the product and its ingredients matter a lot with the climatic conditions and how it will affect the skin. Hence, one should always choose light, non-greasy products in summer to maintain the moisture balance of the skin.
4) Take extra caution under direct sunlight contact: The scorching heat of summer and the harmful sunlight can directly attach the upper layer of the body and can invite burns, tanning, and infections. So, exercise appropriate care while going out in the open during high-intensity timings. Along with the skincare products, one must practice wearing a full, light, and protective layer of clothes while out in summer. Too tight clothing is a must avoid while heading out, and wearing breathable fabrics that can help sweat it out quickly. Cover open areas like hands and head require the utmost care. Cotton cloth, caps, or a sweat jacket should always be handy.
5) Use antioxidants in facial routine: Summers and its heat very commonly can increase inflammation on the face. This inflammation can give rise to heat boil, rashes, or pimples all over the face. Antioxidants help to balance out the heat on the face, mixed with the facial routine. Vitamin E, green tea, is highly used as a home remedy along with fuller earth clays (Multan’s clay) in summer to keep the face fresh. Investing in the right antioxidating serum can help prevent skin damage. Antioxidants like citrus fruits, green and leafy vegetables, green tea, nuts, and whole grains can also be included in the diet to keep body and skin cooling.
6) Take extra care of eyes and lips: The harmful rays of the sun can directly harm your eyes and lips. It is very mandatory to cover both the parts of your face. Always wear sunglasses and use under eye gel to keep the area cooler. Also, using SPF lip balm is always recommended with the lipstick as sun rays can attack the lips and can make them dry. Regular exfoliation of lips and eye cooling is required if you go out very frequently under the sun. Eyes are most delicate and require extra attention.
7) Don’t forget your feet: Even though your full body is covered from top to bottom, remember the sunrays from above, and heat from the earth’s surface is always active. And your body is between both of them. Your feet are the first ones to experience the heat from the surface. It should be a routine to exfoliate feet, too, followed by a moisturization. Excess heat attacked on feet can cause cracks and ache. Also, if you are using open footwear, then tanning can be an additional invitation. So, taking some care of feet as you do for your face is always a healthy choice in summers
8) Avoid heavy makeup: Avoid heavy makeup and thick layers of skin products on the face to glam up the look. Summers already make it difficult for skin pores to breathe and sweat. Heavy makeup can worsen this and add up to allergy. A tinted moisturizer, lip balm, and organic kajal can be used instead of heavy and chemical products on the face. Its summertime and we should give our face some rest from the dense layers of makeup.
9) Keep sunscreen handy: Irrespective of your skin type, sunscreen is a must during summer. UV rays can be harmful to the skin, and sunscreen should be applied at least 30 minutes before heading out. A minimum of SPF 30 sunscreens helps to absorb in the skin quickly and can help to reduce the sunspots. Also, apply sunscreen if you are planning swimming as it will get washed out due to swimming and that aftereffect of sunrays can be even more harmful to the skin.
10) Keep a close check on your food choices: What we eat has to do a lot with how we look. Eating highly acidic, spicy, and heavy food can increase heat in the body, thus giving rise to inflammation. Thus the already external heat and internal inflammation can harm your skin from within and from outside as well. High in fat food can make the skin oilier and can result in a pimple, acne breakout on the face or any part of the body. Vegetables and fruits high in water content should be consumed instead of unhealthy food choices. Staying hydrated is one of the fundamental ways to keep body cooler and temperature regular. Drinking an adequate amount of fluids help to flush out toxins from the body, Including yogurt and buttermilk in your diet can help to keep the balance of your body, and thus it reflects through your skin.
Every season comes with its own set of rules. But your skin requires extra care and attention in summer as the challenge is to follow the regular skin routine and also protect it from the harmful effects of the sun. Healthy skin can be achieved with simple steps like cleansing and moisturizing, staying hydrated, eating anti-inflammatory food, and using sunscreen.
Summers can invite bacterial infections due to sweat, clogged pores, and acne breakouts. The challenge is to prevent all of them before they occur or reduce the occurrence. Hence, a regular skincare routine is a must before and during summer. Most of the time, the summer demands a natural remedy skincare routine from you, and the ingredients are available in the kitchen. In the case of heat boils and rashes, one should directly approach the doctor and not use products on their own. Summer is loved season, and to add up to your happy glow, don’t forget to take that extra care of the skin.