With the enhanced flow of skin’s oily discharge, epidermal layer may be prone to dullness, loss of luster and blemishes. Secondly, owing to the increased susceptibility to the damaging UV rays of sun, there is a consequential increase in the formation of patches and wrinkles. In order to overcome the seasonal blemishes and loss of collagen, it is important to comply with certain skin care regimen.
1.Drink at least 15-20 glasses of water to keep yourself hydrated. Other than providing the necessary moisture, it will help flush the toxic content.
2.Make sure that the sunscreen used is applied at least fifteen to thirty minutes before stepping out in the sun.
3.According to dermatologists and skin care specialists sun protective formula meant for summer should have a higher SPF content. SPF-30 should be used during summer.
4.Similarly special care should be taken to have it applied twice or thrice during summer, other than using the same prior to stepping out in the sun.
5.For those choosing to swim and bask in sun, sun protective formula should be applied every hour and twenty minutes to overcome the damaging impacts of sun burn, rashes and blister formation.
6.Use of moisturizer watery in base is necessary during summer. Rose water which happens to be an effective toner cum moisturizer may be used as part of toning and moisturizing.
7Juice extracted from cucumber or watermelon may be similarly used for moisturizing facial skin.
Application of moisturizer containing aloe extracts or for that matter application of aloe gel serves to be an effective summer healing option.
8.As far as caring of feet and hands are concerned, soaking hands and feet in water enriched with a pinch of salt will help boost blood circulation.
9.Make it a point to resort to the same at least once in a week.
Avoid wearing closed shoes that block free circulation of air, in its place go for flats and sandals that make for necessary circulation.
10.Other than avoiding moisturizer with oily base, it is also necessary that one avoids using synthetics and silk preferable during winter.
11.For excessively dry skin types, olive oil may be used as an alternative to oily based moisturizers and toners.
12.In order to make for healthy breathing and free circulation of the epidermal layer, tight fitting clothes blocking circulation should be avoided.
13.Exfoliating the facial skin by means of a homemade scrub prepared out of half a cup yogurt, five table spoons of gram flour, a dash of turmeric and six drops of rose water can prove to be an effective option.
Exfoliation followed by the application of facial pack consisting of three table spoons of mashed papaya , one table spoon of honey or lemon juice and white of an egg will serve to revive radiance and glow lost during summer.
14.In case you want to avoid the use of egg white, the resulting blend of cucumber, honey and yogurt may be used to provide cooling touch to the skin
15.In order to get rid of uneven summer tanning, go for a blend of gram flour, yogurt and squeezed juice of half a lemon, to apply the same on parts affected.
16.Mixture consisting of honey and potato juice serves to be a good option for overcoming tan.
Honey is similarly effective in overcoming conditions of scars and rashes.
17.Avoid carbonated drinks containing soda and high doses of sugar. Instead go for juices extracted out of fresh fruits like lemonade and that extracted from unripe green mango.
18.In cases of bites and stings during summer, soothing the affected part by means of an ice pack will prove to be healthy.