How To Prepare Your Skin For Summer Heat

Summers make your skin look oily, dull and blemished. Too much sun exposure damages the skin and leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. The ultraviolet rays of the sun penetrates into the deep layers of the skin and damages the collagen. If your complexion is fair the damages is more because your skin contains less pigment. To help you take care of your skin during the summers we are here with simple tips to  protect your skin during summers. How To Prepare Your Skin For Summer Heat

Simple Tips To Prepare Your Skin Fight the Summer Heat

#1. Moisturize Your Skin With SPF

Sun heat causes freckle, sunspots, pigmentation, skin thinning and wrinkles. The first thing you need to do is to choose a mositurizer or a body lotion with SPF. Apply SPF rich lotion after bath and before stepping out to keep your skin hydrated, smooth, soft and protected from sun. Moisturize Your Skin With SPF

#2. Do Not Step Out Without Wearing A Sunscreen

Always apply sunscreen lotion at least 20 minutes before stepping out in the sun to protect your skin against the harmful UVA and UVB rays. Re-apply the sunscreen after every few hours. Do Not Step Out Without Wearing A Sunscreen

#3. Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly

Exfoliate your skin at least two times in a week to remove the dead skin cells that gets build up due to sun damage.

#4. Protect Your Feet And Hands

Along with moisturizing the face it is also important to apply the oil free moisturizer to your neck, chest area hands and feet. Avoid wearing closed shoes because they block the circulation of air. Instead of high heels, wear flats and sandals for proper blood circulation.

#5. Keep Your Skin Hydrated

It is very important to keep your skin hydrated from inside out. Drink at least 9 to 10 glasses of water throughout the day to prevent sunstroke and dehydrationduring the summers. Carry a water bottle with yourself wherever you go. Drink Water

#6. Eat Healthily

What you eat effects your skin. Eat foods that are rich in vitamin A, E and C. Vitamin C, A and E are antioxidants that has the potential to reverse the sun damage.

#7. Protecting Your Eyes And Lips

Wear sunglasses before stepping out in the sun to protect your eye from sun exposure. Use appropriate eye creams and lip balms with SPF. Wear Protective Sunglasses

Homemade Summer Face Packs For Skin

#1. Aloe Vera And Lemon Face Pack

Lemon juice contains citric acid and aloe vera is rich in antioxidants. In addition, aloe vera is antibacterial and has cooling properties. Aloevera and lemon face pack helps you to get rid of skin tan and gives a smooth and glowing face.

Aloe Vera Mask

Aloe Vera Mask

To a teaspoon of aloe vera gel add a half teaspoon lemon juice. Mix the ingredients properly and apply it all over your face and neck. Rinse it off when dry.

#2. Gram Flour And Yoghurt Face Pack For Glowing Skin During Summers

Yoghurt is rich in magnesium, calcium and other nutrients that not only removes the dead skin cells but also rejuvenates the skin and keeps it moisturized and cool. Gram flour is a natural scrub and whitens your skin.

Mix a teaspoon of gram flour with one fourth teaspoon lemon juice and half-teaspoon yoghurt. Apply the mixture on your face and neck. Rinse it off once it is dry. Repeat this at least 2 times in a week.

#3. Honey And Turmeric Face Pack

Since ages honey has been used to treat lots of skin issues such as sun tan, blemishes, dark spots and keeps the skin hydrated and acne free.

Honey

To a teaspoon honey, add teaspoon yoghurt and a pinch of turmeric. Mix well and apply the paste all over your face. When it dries, rinse it off with cool water.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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