4 Summer Skin Care Tips to Help You Out
After the long, harsh and dry winter, summer seems to be a blessing in disguise and the warmth feels really good. But it also brings along a number of skin ailments, ranging from tanning due to the UV rays to sunburns in extreme cases. The skin gets dehydrated and starts showing signs of damage in the form of dark spots, blemishes and flaring acne. However it should not cause an alarm and in any case a stitch in time saves nine. So here are a few summer skin care tips that will help you know the needs of your skin better.
1. Keep yourself hydrated
You should try to drink as much water as possible throughout the day during summer to make up for the water lost as sweat due to heat. This at the same time helps your body to get rid of all the toxins which is the gateway to great skin.
2. Cleanse, tone and scrub your skin
Besides the general skin care regime that you follow, make sure it comprises cleansing, toning and scrubbing. However it might certainly be very helpful if you make a few simple amends. For starters, replace your moisturizer with a rehydrating gel or a puree based cream which are light on your skin and get absorbed fast. This will keep your skin hydrated and fresh for long, at the same time it will also let your pores breathe freely.
3. Prevent the tanning
Summertime means a lot of exposure to sun by default. However, the harsh rays of the sun rob the skin of all the moisture and leave it lifeless. Thus it is advisable that you apply sun block of SPF 35+ to avoid tanning. If you apply sunscreen, again of SPF 35+, apply it at least 15 minutes before you step out in the sun and keep on refreshing it every 4-5 hours.
4. Take care of the tanned or sun burnt skin
If you are having troubles treating your sun burnt skin it is usually advisable that you see a dermatologist. However, at the same time there are hundreds of homemade remedies available on the Internet that you may choose from depending upon the viability of the ingredients.