Summer is a time of fun. Hot chocolates, snowball fights and bright sweaters may hold their charm for some, but the carefree days of summer are something everybody looks forward to. The sandy beaches, the backyard pool parties and the warm summer days are a time to relax and unwind. However, you would need to step up on your skin care routine since the sun does a lot of damage to your skin.
While sun spots and the superficial skin damage might be some of the visible effects caused by the UVB rays, the UVA rays of the sun reaches deeper into our skin and breaks down collagen, which is the skin’s natural fiber that keeps the moisture locked in. So, it is essential that you pick up the right products that not only block the UVB but also the UVA rays that leads to faster aging of skin and causes wrinkles, discoloration and sunspots. In some cases, it is also responsible for causing skin cancer.
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Here are the best anti-aging tips for summer.
Definitely the most important tool in your kitty to fight against aging this summer. Even if you plan to stay under a shade, if you step out of the house, make sure you are well lathered up, for the entire time. It might take a while to find the perfect one which works for you without making your skin greasy. But once you do, use it religiously.
• Antioxidant serum
Since some damage from the sun is inevitable, ensure that you use a good antioxidant serum on your skin before putting on the sunscreen, something like resveratrol cream. Drinking beverages or eating foods with antioxidant properties is also a great idea. It helps in protecting and repairing your skin from inside out.
• Skincare routine
Step up your skin care routine.
o Cleanse, to remove excessive oil and grease by using a good cleansing product.
o Exfoliate, to wash away the impurities and clear out the blocked pores. However, don’t overdo it. Once or twice in a week works for most. You may even want to try a gold mask.
o Moisturize from head to toe so that your skin remains nourished throughout.
Nourish your body from inside out. Amp up your water intake during the summer days to help your body flush out toxins more effectively. It also helps in keeping skin moist and dewy from the inside.
• Extra protection
While anti aging cream and products are a must, don’t overlook the protection offered by what you choose to wear.
o Apparels. Try longer sleeves and lighter materials that cover up most of your skin.
o Sunglasses are not to be ignored since they offer protection to your eyes and the skin around from the harmful sun. While a good eye cream with SPF is good, adding a pair of UV protective sunglasses is better.
o Wide brimmed hats may or may not go with your style statement but they sure do help.
Make sure you implement these tips to have a more carefree summer this year.