Keeping your skin healthy during this summer season

The summer season is here! As the seasons shift, so do our skin’s requirements. Because of the harsh rays of the sun, it becomes much more difficult to keep the skin soft, healthy, and sparkling during the hotter months. When it comes to sun damage, too much exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV rays) can cause sunburn. They can injure or destroy skin cells by penetrating the outer skin and going deeper into layers. Skin cancer is said to be caused by excessive exposure to UV rays over a long period of time.

Here are ways to keep your skin healthy this summer season!

1. Moisturize your skin

The skin on your face, head, neck, and chest is extremely susceptible to environmental changes and is the most common site for skin cancer. These areas of skin often shed cells rapidly than other parts of the body and therefore need moisture to repair itself. Moisturizers re-establish the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin, which protects from the harmful pollutants & chemicals and it prevents further irritation or dryness.

2. Stay hydrated

We lose a lot of our body fluids by sweating in the hot and humid weather, so staying hydrated is particularly critical. Since the human body is composed of more than 60% liquids, dehydration becomes a challenge to our health. Our bodies are severely harmed as their fluid levels drop. In addition, hydration can also help the skin recover after a sunburn. Drink lots of water to make sure your body is hydrated!

3. Eat healthy

Eating healthy is essential during the summer season. Consume lots of fruits and vegetables as they contain essential vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that boost collagen production, reduce inflammation, and protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

4. Protect your skin from the sun

Long-term sun exposure can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and other skin issues. Use sunscreen (at least SPF 15), spray liberally, and reapply every two hours to ensure you are well protected from the sun (if possible). Wear protective clothing as well, such as long-sleeved shirts, long pants, hats, and so on. It is not a bad idea to seek shade, particularly when the sun’s rays are powerful. Do not forget also to protect your eyes and lips. Wearing sunglasses to cover against the harmful rays of the sun and using a lip balm with SPF are some other things one can do.

5. Wear light & loose clothing

It is advisable to use breathable fabrics such as cotton during summer. Avoid tight fitting garments in synthetic fabrics as it can cause one to sweat more, and in turn make the skin itchy and can lead to having skin infections.

Also, to lessen your time of going out, you may consult or schedule an appointment with specialist doctors from Medgate right at the comfort of your own. Avoid disease exposure and keep your skin more protected against the sun.