10 tips to beat the summer heat
Summer has arrived in all its glory in Mumbai and each Mumbaikar is feeling its presence. Here are a 10 tips to keep you summer ready!
Sunscreen: The first thing to do is applying a good brand sunscreen with SPF of 40 or above. Applying sunscreen creams and lotions on the skin before going out into the sun helps in protecting the skin from the harsh UV-A and UV-B rays of the sun. The sunscreen lotion should be applied at least 15 to 30 minutes before going out in the sun.
Lip and Eye Protection: In a hurry to apply the sunscreen don’t skip your lip protection and eye creams because the skin around your eyes and lips are really delicate that is more susceptible to tan and wrinkles.
Hydrate: Drink at least 15 to 20 glasses of water throughout the day. This also helps in preventing skin dryness and keeping the skin moisturized. Fresh Fruit juices also help for nourishment of skin and keep it well hydrated.
Post Swim Care: Swimming in chlorinated water speeds up the tanning process, so it is mandatory to cleanse your skin and hair with fresh water after taking a swim in the pool.
Basic Skin Protection: Don’t forget the basic for skin –cleanser, Toner & Moisturizer. It is important to keep the skin of the face fresh and clean by washing it with cold water 3 to 4 times a day, face cleansers should not be used more than twice per day.
Avoid the Sun: It is best to avoid going out in the sun as much as possible. You should try to avoid the sun during 11 A.M to 4 P.M because the sun rays are the harshest at this time.
Shower Temperature: Warm showers during the summer season can further dry out your skin ans make it susceptible to tanning. So, opt for cool showers in order to keep the skin fresh and hydrated.
Sunglasses: Usage of sunglasses, hats and other accessories minimizes the UV radiations from reaching your body. Opt for a wide-brimmed hat instead of caps because it provides complete protection to your entire face.
Perfume Usage: Don’t apply perfume on your skin while out in the sun because the chemical present in perfumes, especially citrus perfumes can stain your skin permanently when the react with the sun rays.
Eating Light: When it comes to skin care, a lot depends on the right foods. Eat skin-friendly foods such as vegetables and fruits in the form of salads, steamed veggies, juices and smoothies in order to load up on antioxidants and flavonoids and reduce the intake of sugar, refined foods and processed foods.