With summer approaching, it is time to think about changing your routine.
Skin requirements during the summer are different from those in winter. Hot weather conditions can be challenging for skin: from dehydration due to climate, and sun damage, carelessness in the summertime can lead to premature ageing, dry skin, dark spots and wrinkles.
Summer is the time when our skin needs most protection. As the most prominent organ of our body, it is essential to take care of your skin during the summertime.
The following tips will contribute to a healthier skin during summer:
- Hydrate yourself: During summer, your body loses a lot of moisture. So it is important to hydrate your body with water throughout the day. Drinking plenty of water will help your skin remain soft and moisturised.
- Sleep well: Try to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep a night to allow your body to repair damaged cells.
- Staying out of the sun during key hours: The hottest hours of the day are between 10am and 3pm, when the sun is at its highest position. You should try to avoid staying out for long periods during these hours as your skin will get more exposed to radiations.
- Exfoliate your skin: You should exfoliate your skin two to three times a week as it will help in removing unwanted dead skin which may be clogging your pore, as well as help to improve blood circulation in your face.
- Protecting your skin: Protect your skin by wearing a hat, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes as the sensitive skin around the eyes is prone to fast ageing.
- Use lip balm to keep your lips soft and protected
- Avoid aerated drinks: Aerated drinks contain lots of sugar which is not good for your face. Instead, drink water, fresh fruit juices or coconut water. You should also minimise the intake of alcohol and caffeine as they reduce the water content from the body system.