It’s that time of the year again! Australian summers are pristine. With white-sand beaches, clear blue skies, and great outdoor locations, Australian summer is something on everyone’s list.
But, it also comes with humidity, high temperatures, and exposure to harmful radiation.
Follow these simple steps to keep your skin looking at its best and protect yourself from skin cancer.
1. Don’t forget to moisturise, even when your skin feels oily
Don’t stop to moisturise during summer when your skin becomes oily and sweaty. But in fact, your body tends to lose a lot of moisture during summers.
Other than using a moisturiser, follow the ritual of cleaning, toning, and adding a serum to your skin before going to bed.
2. Wear sunscreen whenever you’re outdoors
A good sunscreen, preferably with SPF 50, is ideal for protecting yourself from harmful sun rays. If your body is exposed, apply all over your body and not just your face.
Wearing good sunscreen will help you prevent skin cancer and aging and wrinkles due to excessive exposure to the sun.
3. Remove your makeup when you’re back home
Summer is full of activities; no matter how tired you are, you must remove all makeup once you come back from an event or get-together. Use a makeup remover or a face wash to remove your makeup.
4. Add soothing ingredients to your skincare
A good way to care for your skin during summers is by adding soothing ingredients like tomatoes or cucumber to your skincare regime.
Tomatoes are a great source of antioxidants. You can mix tomato and lemon juice to apply it all over your face and skin, and leave it for a few minutes. It will cool your skin and keep it hydrated.
5. Try covering all your work as early as possible
You need to plan your activities to adapt to a hot summer’s day. For those who enjoy aerobic exercises such as running, walking and cycling, it is a good idea to start your day between 6.00-8.00.
Remain indoors if you can during the time, 12.00 and 5.00 pm.
6. Keep hydrated
During summers, your body has to pump a higher blood volume to your skin that causes sweating.
Sweating is essential to keep your body cool during summers. Still, when you’re overheated, you need to hydrate yourself to maintain balance.
7. Eat light meals
Eating smaller portions of food will help maintain the right energy balance and promote skin health on hot summer days.
Eat plenty of fruits, seasonal produce, and fresh citrus juice to add vitamin C intake to your body.