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Thursday, 26 July 2018
Summer seems to be sticking around this year! While enjoying the good weather is top of all our priority lists, it’s important to remember to take care of your skin as the sun can have adverse effects, especially during this hot spell! The warmer weather can make the skin dull and rough. It also causes the pores to get clogged because of excessive sweating coupled with grime
Here is some help tips on how to keep your skin in optimum health this summer.
Water is key to good skin. Water not only quenches the thirst but also helps to flush out the toxins and waste that accumulate in the body. Green tea is high in antioxidants which help to eliminate dead skin cells and the anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic properties in green tea protects against a variety of skin disorders. Fluids also help to detoxify the skin and keep the skin soft, dewy and clear.
As the saying goes, you are what you eat! Over consumption of any food is not a good thing no matter how healthy it is. Include green vegetables in your diet as they help to improve the immune system and decreases stress level in the body. Control your meat intake. Meat is difficult to digest and also raised the body temperature, which can result in spots on the skin.
Always apply a sunscreen which contains high SPF, 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun. Sunscreen not only prevents skin damage but will also protect you from harsh UVA rays that can lead to skin cancer.
Moisturiser alone cannot provide glowing skin unless it is exfoliated regularly. Exfoliation is necessary to remove the dead skin that gets accumulated on the face and other parts of the body. Use an exfoliating sponge or a massager to scrub off the dead skin from the body.
Cleanse your skin thoroughly twice a day with a good quality cleanser. Go for a cucumber and aloe Vera gel based cleanser if you have acne prone skin.
No matter what the weather is, never forget to moisturise the face and body. The best time of day to moisturise the skin is when you are straight out of the shower and the body is still damp. Always moisturise your skin at night as it helps skin cells repair while you sleep.
Exercise helps to get rid of the toxins and helps gives towards glowing skin. Exercise also increases the blood circulation of the body that keeps the skin looking natural and healthy.
Vitamins should be taken on a daily basis to help maintain optimum health. A good multi vitamins general contains all you need for good skin. Vitamin D and C are particularly good when focusing on the skin alone.
*Source: WebMedic, 2018, Stylecraze and Sona.ie