Summer & Skin Care

Dr. Amit S Mistry MD
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Summer & Skin Care
Pprotect yourself against the heat and harmful UV rays.
sun screen
dry skin remedies
damaged skin

Protect yourself against the heat and harmful UV rays.

Whether you’re spending a day by the shores or going out to run errands, or any sun exposure, safety under the sun is a must.

ACNE BREAKOUTS: When sweat mixes with bacteria and oils on your skin, it can clog your pores, Use non-comedogenic products on your face, neck, back, and chest.

Dry, irritated skin: When outdoor air is hot and humid, you can still have dry irritated skin. Slather on a fragrance-free moisturizer after every shower and bath.

* Moisturiser works by trapping water in your skin, so you’ll need to apply it within 5 minutes of taking a shower or bath.

* Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothes when it’s hot and humid

Sun allergy: If you have an allergic reaction to the sun, you’ll see red, scaly, and extremely itchy bumps on some (or all) bare skin.

Stay Hydrated

Skin is the largest organ and needs to be hydrated all the time.
Hydrating your body and your skin is key to having the best summer skin , make sure you’re drinking plenty of water.
Eight 8- glasses of water a day helps maintain the balance of your body and detoxifies the skin.

Use Sunscreen

Overexposure to UV rays without protection not only ages your skin faster, but also creates health risks such as Melanoma and other forms of skin cancers.
choose a higher level of SPF-15 and above. to protect your skin from sun damage,
If you have sensitive skin or worry about clogged pores, go for a natural, physical sunscreen rather than one that sinks into the skin.

Soothe Damaged Skin

Generously apply cooling agents, such as aloe vera, to over-exposed skin at the fight sight of pinkness.
Wash your face with warm water and a mild soap or face wash, Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and helps absorb hydration from sunscreen and moisturizes.
During summers less make-up is best. Under the intolerant sun, natural looks are best. If you intend to use foundation then also apply face powder with SPF to avoid patchy skin.
To protect your lips always use a gloss or a lip balm with an SPF of 15 to make your lips fresher.

Some Myths

Sunscreen should be applied once daily. NOT TRUE!!!!!

You should apply proper sunscreen every few hours. Slather on even more if you've been swimming or working out. The higher the SPF number, the better.

You don't need to exfoliate in the summer. NOT SO!!!

The ground rule of basic skincare is to exfoliate your skin. . If you don't get rid of them, they'll just set in on your skin making you look dull and dry. Gently rub your exfoliator in circular movements on your entire body from the shoulders down and rinse clean.

Summer naturally activates oil glands, so there's no need to moisturize. FALSE!!!

Whether you live in an arid or humid climate, have oily or dry skin, you still need to moisturize.

For a lighter moisturizer look for lotions and creams that contain hyaluronic acid, which provide lightweight hydration.