It’s that time of the year again when coffee makes way for lemonade and smoothies and woolens are tucked away making a place for tank tops and bikinis. With all this sugar comes spice too. The glaring sun sucks away the moisture of your skin making it dry. Moreover, humidity in the air makes you restless and sweat like an open tap.
All it takes is a bit of care from your side to give the best summer to your skin.
Keep your skin hydrated: Skin dryness is not just a winter phenomenon. Summertime is guilty of this too. The need for hydration for your skin cannot be stressed enough. Your body is 60% water and needs to maintain its optimal level to be able to function at its best. Being out in the sun coupled with being in an air-conditioned environment acts as a double-edged sword for your skin. It gets dried and loses its sheen. For healthy summer skin, drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. This will restore the lost moisture of your skin and help retain its gloss.
Keep it light: Just like you shed excess clothes in summers and wear lightweight and breathable ones, your skin needs a similar pattern too. Tweak your skincare regime to make room for lighter skincare products like our Chilean Rosehip Seed Body oil. As for the clothes so for the skin.
Stay away from the Sun: Be it a bright sunny day or a cloudy one, always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen. UV rays are harmful to your skin and constant exposure to these rays leads to dehydration and premature aging. If possible, stay away from the sun between 10 AM to 2 PM. It’s at this time that the Sun is at its harshest. Apply a sunscreen with SPF 30+ to the exposed areas 20 minutes prior to stepping out. Keep re-applying every two hours for maximum protection. My favorites are Supergoop unseen sunscreen and Suntegrity tinted moisturizer.
Don’t forget to moisturize: So, what if it’s summertime? Summer or winter, your body needs that tender loving care of a moisturizer all year round. Sun drinks up your skin’s moisture leaving it dry. We've got all your body moisturizing needs here at Sanara!
Establish an exfoliation routine: Dead skin cell wreak havoc on your skin in summers by clogging your pores and making your skin look lifeless. The process of exfoliation would remove the accumulated dead skin cells unavailing a brand new layer. The added advantage of exfoliation is that it lets the skincare products penetrate to the depths of your skin. Uncover and discover your bright beautiful skin.
Say no to over - showering: Yes, there is something called over- showering too. With all the Sun and sweat, and not to mention the gym, most of us spend more than 3-4 times under the shower. A maximum of five minutes under the lukewarm shower is enough. Any more than five minutes and a hot shower would strip you of your natural body oil and may cause excessive drying of the skin. Consequently, you may suffer from inflammation or even summer eczema.
Eat well to look good: Step up your summer skin game by including food items that are rich in Vitamin C, A, and E. Each of these vitamins packs a punch to the health of your skin when the temperatures are soaring. Oranges, strawberry, tomatoes, green bell peppers are enriched with Vitamin C whereas Vitamin E is present in green leafy vegetables and nuts. Yellow-colored vegetables are fruits are rich Vitamin A. Finally, gorge on fruits that are high in water content like watermelon, papaya, pineapple to keep your self-hydrated in a delicious way. With summer knocking at your door, you would have ample choices to eat your way through beautiful skin.
Give the best to your skin this summer and every summer hence and witness it radiating with an inner glow.