Summer time fun-time: the sun is a great source of Vitamin D, barbecues, friendships and frivolity. But UV light, and the drying nature of heat can also wreak havoc on your skin. This is especially true with the combination of humidity, excessive dry heat or pollution- depending on where you live. Here is a look at skin care home remedies for treating sun damaged skin or general care for looking after yourself in the summer months.
This is a bit of a misnomer. Sure there are plenty of foods that can help you with the summer heat, but the key here is h20. All those foods are full of it. Water. Water is what you need to hydrate yourself, and you need to be very comfortable with drinking a lot of water in the summer months. No less than 8 glasses of water a day. Not only can it help your skin remain moisturized, it is also one of the only true effective detoxification agents out there. Keeping your skin hydrated will also make it look fuller and younger, this is a great summer anti-aging tip.
Drink your Water People- Tony Horton
Before you apply products you will need to exfoliate. Exfoliating your skin is paramount in ensuring that your skin has been cleared of dry and damaged skin cells, dirt and debris. You can use a simple loofa to exfoliate after a shower. Follow this up with a moisturizing routine.
In keeping with hydrating your skin, it is often recommended to use a moisturizing mask. We recommend a cucumber peel mask, you don’t want to use one that is drying in nature so cucumber is a great choice. Here is our pick. You can follow this up with any all natural lotion or oil.
Summertime fun comes with the sun. Naturally, but the sun, as good as it is for you, can be harmful to unprotected skin. A solution here is to apply sunscreen. Make sure you apply enough about, a teaspoon on your face, and a sufficient lathering on your body.
Another on the list of our summer skin care products is particularly useful if you’ve over exposed your skin to the sun. Overexposure can cause peeling of your skin or even burns. A simple and effective solution is to apply aloe vera gel to these affected areas. Aloe vera is incredibly cooling and a natural anti-inflammatory agent, it is also an anti-bacterial helpful in keeping the area swelling and bacteria free.
Lastly, you will want to get a good dose of essential fats to keep your skin healthy. We recommend taking an omega 3 supplement. Omega 3 is not only great for your skin but can also help with fat loss to depression and even Alzheimer's disease.
When the sun's out it is the perfect time to get yourself out with family and friends and enjoy the weather. And that does not need to come at the expense of your skin! Stay healthy. Check out this video below for additional tips to healthy summer skin.
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