Summer is here, your mood must have received an uplift. But, beware it can play havoc on your skin. With those dark short days behind you, the air and sun seem so refreshing. You are happy, your body is happy but is your skin happy too? Read the signs. Is it showing any signs of disillusion? Neglecting them can make you pay heavily later on.
In summers, the largest organ of the skin is definitely at the receiving ends. The harsh sun, our lazy lifestyle habits all are contributing factors that can damage the skin and lead to premature signs of aging.
Sweating And Acne
There is a deep co-relation between the two. When you sweat, the pores release sodium and chloride. If you have an existing condition of acne, sweat can aggravate it. What sweat does is that it can cause inflammation and lead to more acne formation. In fact, if there is any other skin condition too, sweat is bad for it. Controlling sweat can control the situation.
You think you are lucky that you dont have acne. Think again. Skin rash, whiteheads, itchiness they too are an outcome of sweat in case you dont know. When its humid outside, the sweat cannot evaporate and when that doesnt happen, the natural cooling effect cannot come into effect. This leads to an increase in the bacterial population which in turn leads to infection. Too much of heat can inflame the skin.
What to do drink as much of water as you can. Stay out of the sun. Do not step out in the sun when its too hot i.e. the peak hours 12 to 4. This is the best way to save your skin from rashes, infections and heat stroke.
Everyone knows what UVA and UVB rays can do to the skin. The premature aging and also the life-threatening cancer. And do make yourself clear, even clouds cant save you. So, if you thought that a cloudy day is a getaway, think again.
Lets not ignore this fact our ozone layer is depleting. This has enhanced the chances of skin burn and tanning and hence the blotchiness we term as hyperpigmentation.
What to do There are numerous ways to deal with this. New therapies can take care of all the pigmentation related problems. But dont forget to take precautions even if you undertake a treatment. Taking therapies can become a never ending problem. Taking precautions is a long term solution. Use a good sunscreen lotion. Apply thoroughly and evenly. Re-apply after every four hours.
A nice cool way to beat the heat, but is your skin able to beat the damage done. Frankly speaking no. Air conditioners take away all the moisture in the air leaving it dry and unhealthy for the skin. This can dehydrate your skin, making it dull and drab. Further damage caused is visible in the form of itching and flaking. The changes in the temperature irritate the skin and is extremely bad for people with psoriasis and eczema.
What to do Hydration. Drink water or for that matter, fluids all day long even before sleeping. Keep your skin moisturized. Re-apply all day long. Start using Lifecell anti aging treatment cream before the premature signs set in. It should be started as soon as in the early twenties. This is your first line of defense from dryness. Cool mist humidifier is a nice remedy when hydration and moisturization are not enough.
Swimming Is Bad For Hair
Swimming seems to be the nicest respite from the scorching sun in summer. Summer sun make the fibers in your hair break down. This causes split ends, breakage and rough cuticles. Want a proof, ask your friend who dyes hair regularly. She knows what pool water does to her hair its condition as well as hair.
What to do Wear a hat, a broad rimmed one. It will protect your face and neck too, as a complimentary gift. Any naked parts of the scalp should be covered with sunscreen. Scalp skin too is prone to burning. Heat styling should not be undertaken in summers. If at all, use products labeled UV protection.
Love Squinting Stay Afar
Crows feet set in pretty fast, hence shielding eyes is of grave importance. An added problem is if you are habitual of making some facial gesture often it can lead to wrinkles and fine lines. For instance, when you are out in the sun, and tend to squint eyes in an anticipation of protecting them you are actually making a contribution to the formation of those lines around the eyes.
What to do Wear broad rimmed sun glasses to prevent squinting. While doing so you will protect the thin skin around your eyes as well. Or take a hat.
Now use this knowledge and never again let sun play with the health of your skin.