How to take care of your skin in the summer

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Summer is approaching once again! Thankfully, due to developments and discoveries in science, we are more aware of the dangers of exposure of your skin to the sun, so we can wear our summer clothes with more comfort of mind.

Here are some tips to remember when going out for the day:

  • Try to keep out of the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the sun's rays are strongest. Tanning is overrated, anyway. But you do need some sun to process vitamin D, which helps keep skin smooth and moist.
  • Use sunscreen, although remember that you have to reapply it based on its SPF. Make sure that it's water-resistant ifi you're going swimming! There are even spray-on sunscreens for hair to prevent damage caused by exposure to the sun! Don't forget lip balm with sunscreen in it! Just remember to keep away from lab-created skin products; melanoma is caused by the chemicals in many skin products!
  • Think about what clothes you're wearing. Cotton will help prevent sunburn unless the fabric is white. Also, try to reduce the amount of skin exposed to the sun, especially with children.

     

  • Try to keep in the shade, or keep items on hand like umbrellas, sunglasses and hats.
  • Scrub your skin and keep it hydrated with quality body washes and lotions.
  • Ingest cod liver oil and other sources of vitamin D.
  • Pay attention to what you eat, and eat healthy; your skin is a reflection of what you eat!

If you develop skin issues, try these tips:

 

  • If you get a sunburn, apply aloe vera gel after it was kept in the fridge. Try putting on a washcloth was was in the freezer as well. And don't pick sunburned skin!
  • If you have a blister, depending on where it is, put a Band-Aid on it! It prevents friction and adds padding. When friction is not an issue, you may want to allow it to be exposed to air.
  • If you develop head rash, apply a hydrocortisone cream or take an oatmeal bath.

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Rudra 8 years ago

Brilliant tips.


myislam 7 years ago

goooooooooooooood tips.

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skicaresecrets 7 years ago from UK

Clearly written info on skin care during the summer. Good use of bullet points to quickly list your points. I find this convenient, more so that reading chunk after chunk of paragraphs that do little but stretch the article. I am into skin care myself, which is why I found your hub.


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borge_009 6 years ago from Philippines

Thanks for the tips. It is very useful specially living here in our place. The temperature seems to rise quickly.


sneha 6 years ago

its really very nice sugession.i like itall.thank u very much.


cool girls 6 years ago

good tips for skin care.realy it's useful information to young guy's.


girls 6 years ago

hi cool tips great info


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gidtset 6 years ago

Nice tips. But I am not sure that I agree on this part "Tanning is overrated, anyway" :-)


Dazza  6 years ago

As a male and a tad over 21 ;-) I have very dry skin and every summer i hate the sun for i know my skin will become even drier


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stephanie lluch 6 years ago from philippines

great hub. I would advise against placing band aids on blisters though. Wounds and blisters heal better with good aeration :)


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glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California Author

Thank you all for your comments! Stephanie, great point - I think I'll change that!


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thedutchman 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing your ideas. Keep it up.


simplyfit001@aol.com 5 years ago

Well written hub and full of useful information. Remember a wide brim solid hat not a baseball hat to shade your face.


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Intelligent tips which i really enjoyed reading and have really learnt a lot from,cheers.


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glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California Author

Thanks to all of you for stopping by!


www.personalhealthcare.me 5 years ago

didnt know wearing cotton will help prevent sunburn!

thanks for sharing~ good stuff


anna 5 years ago

u guys are helping ...keep it up!


maher 4 years ago

fantastic, but where is the sources???????????


ankita 4 years ago

thanks it helps alot..............


neha 4 years ago

Still need some info regarding which type of product to use for oily skin


Alma Mott 3 years ago

Exercise always helps. It enhances our blood circulation, which in turn promotes skin health and vibrancy. A regular exercise regimen also nourishes the blood cells and cleanses the skin by flushing out its waste products. Exercise reduces stress, and reduced stress-levels help reduce acne and eczema. Scientists are also of the opinion that stress impacts the sebaceous glands, which produce oil in the skin. Therefore, regular exercise has a solid, positive impact on our skin. www.ageexperts.net


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glassvisage 3 years ago from Northern California Author

Great, thanks for the tip Alma!

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