Summer in the Gulf is known to be dry, hot and humid. Every time you step out of your home, you are exposed to the summer dust and heat and this can wreak havoc on your skin. The harsh rays of the sun during the summer season don’t just pound on your head; they have a great deal of negative impact on your skin’s sensitivity. Therefore, it doesn’t come off as a surprise to know that there is a high risk of developing wrinkles, age spots, tanned skin and most of all, skin cancer. Moreover, summer opens up your skin pores, which means increased oiliness, thereby leading to pimples and rashes.
Obviously, no one wants to deal with these issues and simply want the perfect, glowing skin. This is one of the top reasons why women immediately check out the health and beauty section of Dunes magazine to get some skin care tips for the summer season. With a proper skin care routine, you will not only be able to keep your skin supple and soft but will also be able to protect your delicate skin against the numerous skin ailments that are common in summer.
Here are some effective and simple summer skin care tips that can be used by everyone:
While sunscreen has to be worn all year round, it becomes a mantra in the summer season. You should not even think about the outdoors without applying sunscreen on your skin. There is a misconception amongst people that those with dark skin do not need sunscreen. However, it should be noted that even if your skin is dark, it is equally susceptible to spots, oiliness, wrinkles, brown spots, sunburn and also skin cancer.
Thus, before you go out, you need to slather all areas of your exposed skin with sunscreen. Opt for a sunscreen that offers you broad-spectrum protection and blocks both UVB and UVA harmful rays. The minimum you should get is SPF-15. Even during cloudy days, sunscreen should be applied and you should reapply it after every two hours.
Most people would be surprised by this skin care tip for the summer season. After all, your skin is already oily and using a moisturizer could make it worse. No, this is not true. Moisturizing is also an important skin care step in the summer season because it replenishes the loss of moisture in your skin that occurs due to the sun’s heat, aging, and several other factors. It is recommended that you should moisturize two times a day, once in the morning and once before sleeping. Nowadays, you can find moisturizers that contain sunscreen as well but opt for those that offer SPF 50+ protection, if you don’t want to use sunblock on top of the moisturizer.
Of course, makeup is very important when you are going out. You want to look good, but what damage will makeup inflict on your skin? The key is to apply minimal makeup because you want to let your skin breathe. When you do have to apply, look for skin-friendly products and choose those that are waterproof and won’t smudge because of sweat. The best option is to go for mineral powder makeup. Keep your lips supple by applying lip balms with SPF 15. Also, as soon as you get home, you should remove your makeup.
Another essential summer skin care tip is to exfoliate regularly because this can remove dirt, dead skin cells and grime that’s formed due to excessive sweating. Furthermore, exfoliating is also effective in removing sun tan quickly without any indications of streaking.
Homemade Face Packs
There is a wide array of natural remedies that can be used at home for resolving skin problems. Homemade face packs can be made with readily available ingredients. For instance, chickpeas powder, honey, and oatmeal powder are used for making a homemade face pack that moisturizes your face. Likewise, a combination of sandalwood powder and calamine is great for oily skin whereas calamine leaves and neem leaves form a face pack that can reduce pimples and acne.
Follow these useful skin care tips in the summer and protect your skin from any complications and problems.