As soon as the summers begin, does your skin feel slick and greasy? Then rest assured you are not alone! With heat and humidity, breakouts are quite common. But there is no magic wand that you can use to get rid of oiliness. But here are some tips that you can use to get a nice and clear skin, this summer:
1. Cream With High SPF: Skin, especially fairer complexions are more prone to sun exposure and damage during the summer months. Even though it is recommended that you wear creams with sun protection factor all year long, apply a higher SPF number in the summers. Be sure to apply an SPF moisturizer to your hands and arms too. You tend to sweat more in the summer, so make sure you apply your cream more frequently.
2. SPF For The Lips: Most people forget that lips require SPF protection too. Before you purchase your next lip gloss, lip balm, or lip stick, check the label to see if it offers sun protection.
3. SPF Make Up: Many cosmetic products such as foundations, concealers, sprays, and tinted moisturizers now contain sun protection factor. This depends on the product and brand. Read the label of the cosmetic before you buy it.
4. Sunless Tanner: A sunless tanner is a safer option than laying in a tanning bed or out in the sun. These last two options will put you at risk for premature aging, not to mention skin cancer. The advantage of a sunless tanner is that it can be wiped off, and there is no permanent damage. These are readily available in the market or at professional salons. They can be easily applied within minutes.
5. Cooling Lotion: If you happen to be in the sun for too long and get burnt, take healing measures right away. It is best to keep the cooling lotion handy to apply whenever necessary. There are many coolers available in the spray form. This makes the application process easier. Else take a tepid shower, then apply aloe vera gel to the areas that are burnt. The gel will hydrate, cool, and soothe your skin instantly.
6. Hair Protection For The Summer: When the hair is exposed to too much sun, it may lose its shine and become brittle. Thus, as soon as the summer starts, the problem of hair fall increases. Use products with the word “anti-breakage”. Even consider products with vitamins A, E, and C, because they will provide free radical protection.
7. Head Protection: You can also block the sun’s rays by using a physical barrier such as a head scarf, sun umbrella, or hat. These are one of the best ways to protect yourself from the sun. To avoid getting too heated, wear a hat or scarf that is light in colour. Darker shades attract more light and will cause your head to heat-up.
8. Sunglasses: The sun’s rays can also negatively impact your eyes. Ultraviolet exposure can lead to premature wrinkling and headaches. Wear sunglasses with a UV shield, each time you head outside. Not only will this protect your skin and eyes, but will prevent glaring while driving.
This summer, be sure to take extra measures if you plan to keep your skin fresh, radiant and healthy.