Summer Skin Care Health Tips

  • Avoid sun exposure between 11 am to 3 pm. Ultraviolet rays are the harmful rays and they are more harsh in the noon time.
  • Use good sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) 50 and UV a protection.
  • UV rays are present even on a cloudy day. So make it a habit to use sunscreen regularly.
  • Apply sunscreen generously every 3 hours if you are under the sun continusly.
  • Don’t use too much of oil control face washes because your skin is getting oily. These faces washes take away essential oils from your skin and make it dry, flaky and more acne prone.
  • Drink at least 2 liters of water and reduce consumption of caffeinated drinks which can cause dehydration. Prefer fruit juices and coconut water.
  • Because of increased sweating your body is prone to fungal infections. Keep using powder many times a day in the areas where skin surfaces come in contact such as under arms, neck and groins.
  • Use wide brimmed hats and sun glasses to prevent damage to your eyes from harsh UV rays.
  • If your skin is already tanned because of sun exposure there is a way to get rid of it by procedures like micro dermabrasion and chemical peeling.
  • Heat rash is very common in this season especially in people who work in the kitchen. Use calamine lotion on the rash.
Dr. Chetana. P
Simhapuri Hospitals