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Jun

Tips and tricks to keep your sun-stressed skin soft and glowy

Tips and tricks to keep your sun-stressed skin soft and glowy

Tips and tricks to keep your sun-stressed skin soft and glowy | 9 Muses

Extreme weather conditions cause changes in skin parameters, level of skin hydration, loss of water from skin surface skin pH redness sebum production melanin production skin elasticity all are impacted greatly. Summers are harsh for our skin and it’s important that you customize your skincare regime based on the weather conditions. Here are a few handy tricks that will help you beat summer-stressed skin.

1. Invest in a good moisturiser: Hydration of the skin is both internal and external. This excruciating heat can make your skin cells dehydrated which results in irritated skin that is also dry and itchy. In the dry summers, moisturiser is very important for your skin. Invest in a quick-absorbing moisturiser and remember if you have to rub the product for long to let it penetrate the skin it’s probably not the right moisturiser for you. A good moisturiser should get absorbed in seconds.

 

2. Sunscreen is important: Just 90 minutes of direct sun exposure can strip off all moisture from not just the surface your skin but also the deeper layers. Indian skin types possess melanin that gives photo protection but still, the unrelenting heat that we’re facing nowadays demands that we use a sunscreen with SPF 35 even when indoors.

 

3. Use aloe vera gel diligently: Aloe vera gel is truly a wonderful product. It has multiple uses and acts like a natural coolant and healer for your skin. In this harsh weather, it is best to apply aloe vera gel once in the morning and once before you go to bed. Aloe vera gel can decrease the skin’s pore size and heal sun-damaged skin. It will give you clear and glowing skin.

 

4. Simple home remedies go a long way: Age-old home remedies like using fresh tomato extract on your skin or applying green tea extract and pomegranate extract are one of the best ways to deal with damaged skin. These simple home DIYs go a long way in healing the skin.

 

5. Add vitamin supplements to your skin’s diet: In addition to using a good sunscreen and moisturiser ensure that you’re also giving your kin vitamin C and E. Both vitamin C and vitamin E protect the skin from sun damage and help in the repair of damage caused. Check and buy stable vitamins and ensure they come in pump packs because a dispenser keeps air exposure to a minimum and maintains the stability of these vitamins.

 

Always remember that each skin type is different and what works for one person may or may not work for another. This is why it is important to not blindly buy after seeing reviews. Do your research and make an informed decision on what you apply to your skin.

( By- Dr Geeta Grewal, Cosmetic Surgeon, Founder & Chief Consultant, 9 Muses Wellness Clinic )