It's Summer time and your skin needs extra care and precautions specially during summer season because intense UV Sun rays may damage your skin. Take proper precautions when out in the summer sun.
Follow these easy tips and have summer fun.
Drink lots of water:
Drinking water benefits how well your body functions and ultimately affects how your skin looks and feels. For example, proper hydration helps flush toxins from your body. When toxins build up, they cause organs such as your kidneys to work less efficiently, which has a direct impact on your skin. Sip water through out the day and consider following the 8 x 8 rule: drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water every day. Following these simple tips will not only make your skin look and feel better, they will make YOU look and feel better.
Wear safe, non-toxic sunscreen, even on cloudy days:
Throw away last year's unused sunscreen for a new bottle. Sunscreens aren't meant to last forever, and seeing most people don't use as much as they should. Buy a new sunscreen that has UVA and UVB products and comes in SPF 30 and SPF 70. You should be using a shot glass full for your body and a full teaspoon just on your face. Reapply it every 1-2 hours that you are in the sun to ensure a summer full of safe sun fun.
Exfoliate at least once a week, ideally twice.
Dead skin cells just sit on the surface of your skin making it look dry ,old and dull. When you exfoliate the skin you remove these dead skin cells allowing the skin to open and breath and regenerate allowing you to have glowing healthy skin it also keeps aging at bay.
Moisturize your skin:
Moisturize your skin In the summer it is tempting to ease up on moisturizing because your skin may not feel as dry. But good moisturizers work over time, promoting healthy skin with consistent use. We don’t stop eating well or exercising in the summer, so we shouldn’t stop taking care of our skin. If you do happen to get a sunburn, act fast to mitigate the negative effects by moisturizing liberally and often with a lotion containing aloe vera. This will keep the burned skin well hydrated, and it will help to soothe the discomfort
Have lots of summer fun, but don’t skimp on sleep:
Lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of stress hormones, which may slow the production of collagen in the skin. When our skin stops producing collagen, it begins to lose elasticity and starts looking tired and worn