What Should We Do To Protect Our Skin In The Summer Days?

Summer season means the season of extreme heat. In summer, you need to take extra care of your skin. Otherwise, you may have to suffer from skin problems like dryness, skin tan, sunburns, pimples, heat rashes, blemishes and much more.

And if you are wondering using a good sunscreen is enough for your skin in summer then you are indeed wrong. Your skin and even hair too need proper care.

Let’s have a look at some simple remedies to make your skin fresh and glowing even in summer.

Have a cool shower

A cold shower is much needed in summer. It will keep your skin unblocked, and decreases acne breakouts. You must avoid hot water in summer. It may dry your skin even more.

Hydrate your Skin

A fun fact for you that skin is the most sensitive part of the body, and during summer, skin gets extra dry, and It needs to be hydrated all the time. So, you need to drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water to hydrate your skin.

Protect your Skin from the Sun

You need to protect your skin from blazing sun of the summer months. For this, you should use a good sunscreen with correct SPF and your skin type.

Make healthy lifestyle choices

Healthy skin comes with a healthy lifestyle. You need to maintain a proper lifestyle. You must avoid smoking. It damages collagen and elastin in your skin. Try to use mild soaps and daily moisturizers. And, most important have a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and plenty of water.

Avoid the use of tanning beds.

Tanning beds are so much harm to your skin as it produces harmful UVA and UVB rays. These rays cause the risk of skin cancer, including melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer. Tanning beds also increase the chance of developing cataracts and ocular melanoma.

Wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection.

Always try to use protective sunglasses. It helps to prevent damage to the sensitive skin around your eyes, as well as cataracts.

Use face wash

Try to maintain a proper routine to wash your face at least twice a day. Select a face wash or cleanser that is gentle for your skin type and use it once in the morning and evening. Look for a cleanser with mild AH or BH acids or papaya-based products. The papain enzyme found in papaya helps to remove dead skin cells and also helps in new skin growth.

Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Stay indoors between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., because this is the time when the sun’s burning rays are the strongest and produce the most excellent chance of sunburn. To protect your skin from the sunlight, you should use clothing, a hat, an umbrella, and sunscreen if you go outside.

Do Not Forget Your Feet Ladies, don’t forget your feet.

Your skin doesn’t end at your neck. Most of us don’t give damn about feet. But, now that you have changed your shoes with summer slippers, you need to take care of your feet too.

Most of us tend to forget our feet. Now that you have replaced your winter boots with summer sandals, you need to take care of your feet as well. Give yourself a pedicure at home. Use a scrub to remove the dead and dry skin cells. Moisturize your feet them and don’t forget to apply sunscreen lotion on your them.

Add A Punch Of Antioxidants

Use the right kind of serums, moisturizers, and sunscreens that has an additional punch of antioxidants. As we all are aware that vitamin C helps to protect our skin from harmful environmental pollution and also helps to provide collagen development. So, try to use moisturizers and serums that have natural extracts and antioxidants. It reduces inflammation (which is pretty standard in summer), neutralizes the harmful free radicals, and repair your skin.

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Komal Bothra


Currently, in 3rd year of my pursuit of Bachelor degree from Calcutta University, I am Komal Bothra from a small town near India-Nepal border. Currently, working as a Freelance article writer.