Flaunt your beautiful skin this summer!
Flaunt your beautiful skin this summer! Beat the heat this summer, maintain your beauty and keep your skin soft, supple and well-nourished with these quick summer skin care tips by Dr Sangeeta Amladi, Head-Medical Services, Kaya Skin Clinic.
Beat the heat this summer, maintain your beauty and keep your skin soft, supple and well-nourished with these quick summer skin care tips by Dr Sangeeta Amladi, Head-Medical Services, Kaya Skin Clinic.
The skin sweats more in summer leading to increased dirt and grime. Try to wash the face with plain cool water every few hours. Cleansing is also of utmost importance, in order for grime and other pollutants to be removed completely from the skin.
It's very important to exfoliate your skin. Your body sheds skin cells at a fast rate every minute, every day. Get rid of the dead cells before they start making your skin look dull and dry. Exfoliate your skin at least once a week to remove all dead cells and flakes left over from the winter.
Toning and moisturising:
Toning helps to tighten the pores and prevents spots and pimples. It is recommended as a part of one’s nightly skincare routine, after the face has been cleansed. One can also refresh the skin several times a day with a chilled skin tonic.
A must for healthy summer skin is to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Staying adequately hydrated flushes out the toxins and keeps the skin looking fresh.
If the skin is dry to normal or stressed out by constant exposure to air conditioning make sure you apply moisturiser to the skin before heading out. Otherwise apply the moisturiser at night before bed time on a clean face.
Lips are most sensitive to the sun compared to other parts of the body. Relieve your lips from the painful peeling caused by the sun by applying a lip balm with minimum SPF 15 protection.
Instead of depending upon chemical-based toners, use a natural toner. Extract the juice from an aloe-vera plant and mix it with natural rose water for best skin protection from tanning and clogging. This also helps fight skin allergies, rashes and itching.
Cover your skin:
For Indian skin use a broad spectrum sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection and at least SPF 15. If on vacation or outdoors, usage of sunscreen with SPF 30 is highly recommended. SPF only measures UVB protection and not UVA; hence one should look for a sunscreen that also provides UVA protection. It takes about 15-20 minutes for any sunscreen to give out complete protection, so apply it at least 20 minutes before stepping out in the sun. The product should be reapplied every 3-4 hours, if one is outdoors for long periods of time.
Use sunglasses to protect your eyes. Try using an umbrella when you go out in the sun. This will protect your skin and your hair.
Fruit sorbet your skin with the goodness of skin-friendly fruit oils, loaded with vitamins, hydrating and protecting it.
So get set and follow these quick tips and services and let your skin be at its glowing best this summer!!