Skin care tips for summer
- March 28, 2018
- Posted by: Cutis
- Category: Knowledge Center
SUMMER IS HERE…YOUR SKIN NEEDS EXTRA ATTENTION.
Summer is around the corner and practically everyone is busy planning their summer getaways. Follow these tips to avoid sun taking a toll on your skin and hair in when you are out in the harsh light.
- Drink plenty of water: approximately 2 to 3 liters of water is necessary per day for an adult. This helps in maintaining your hydration level and hence a healthy skin and hair
- Eat a rainbow: make sure you take a generous helping of fruits and vegetables of a different color every day. Summer is a good time to binge on fruits as they are the powerhouse of micronutrition and also keep you well hydrated. Always EAT your fruits- juices take away the fibers from the fruit. Vitamin C rich fruits such as orange, lemon & guava help in skin rejuvenation.
- Use a sunscreen: apply sunscreen liberally every third hour in between 9 AM to 4 PM on all the exposed skin to prevent sunburn and tanning. Make sunscreen a regular habit- even if you are not stepping out for the day. It helps in keeping your skin younger and free of fine lines and wrinkles for longer. Consult your dermatologist for the best sunscreen according to your skin type
- Physical protection:
- Summer is the time to bring out all those colorful scarves and wide-brimmed hats out of your closet and put them to use.
- Keep an oversized sunglass with good UV protection in handy all times.
- Avoid being outdoors in the peak sunlight duration i.e from 11 AM to 3 PM and also try not to stay outdoors for more than half an hour in direct sunlight in this time period to prevent sunstrokes.
- Use loose cotton or linen clothing
- Wash your face frequently to avoid accumulation of sweat and to prevent malaria or sweat rash.
- Wash your feet at regular intervals and also dry them thoroughly to prevent fungal infections.
- Use dusting powder in all the body folds as well as the web spaces of the feet, especially so if you are using closed footwear all day long.
- Cold water compresses can be done for a duration of ten minutes every day. Do not use the ice cube on the skin directly.
- Despite of protection, if you do notice any red rashes, DO NOT APPLY STEROID CREAMS available over the counter without a dermatologist’s prescription. Use a plain Calamine lotion instead to calm your skin. If the rash persists, consult your Dermatologist.
- Avoid drinking refrigerated water, it will increase the thirst.
Stay protected and enjoy the sun!!!!