'Summers' the hottest season of the year begins with a call to protect your skin from getting dull and patchy. Sun tan or sunburn can be defined as the biggest flaw of this season and being ignorant to this flaw can cost our skin's complete health.
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According to experts, sun tan can lead to premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, marks, dry skin, and even skin cancer over time.
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Thus, a proper protection is required from it, here are ten tips to escape the problem this summer.
Escape sun for five critical hours
The period between 10am and 3pm is the hottest period of the day, try to stay indoors during this time.
Don't forget sunscreen
Good sunscreens provide you protection from harsh UV-A and UV-B rays of the sun. It should be applied at least 15 to 30 minutes before going out in the sun.
Avoid oil based moisturisers
Oil blocks skin pours during summers and can support the tanning process; however, water based moisturisers keeps the problem at bay.
Keep your skin clean
Wash your skin at least 2 to 3 times a day with cold water to cut the oil released along with the sweat. However, ensure minimal use of face wash or soap as they can make the skin dry and dry skin remains at high risk of damage.
Perfumes are for cloths not for skin
Perfumes have psoralen, this substance is not sun rays friendly. Thus, if comes in contact of sun, it can leave a permanent patch on your skin.
Tone your skin with Rose water
It keeps your skin hydrated and cool.
Make sandalwood powder you weekend friend
Sandalwood is known for its cooling and soothing quality. Treat your skin with sandalwood face pack on weekends to give it a relief from the scorching heat.
Honey is the best natural moisturiser
Keeping yourself hydrated is the main concern during this season as dehydration puts your skin at the risk of sun damage. Honey is capable of blocking the skin's lusture. Apply it atleast once in a week to keep your skin healthy and moisturised during summers.
Aloe Vera therapy
Alo Vera is known for its anti bacterial properties, moisturising your skin with it keeps it protected from the bacteria that settle on skin due to dust and pollution.