Skincare Tips For Summer

It’s summer season, that period of year I love one of the most. The sun is shining, I look ahead to getting up, exercising seems easier, everyone is laughing, kids are playing, dogs are chasing balls, people have the morning off… ok, well maybe not all the in a single day but you get the picture I really love summer. But as I’ve grown older I’ve become more plus more aware about any additional steps you ought to take when going outdoors and enjoying just what the summer brings.

First the summertime seems to bring more bugs. More bugs brings bug bites. Those nasty little bumps that hurt and itch like crazy. But don’t take action, don’t scratch. I know you’re dying to, but scratching can lead to scarring and that is not what you look for forgotten when summers over. The best deterrent I found was immediately apply an ice cube. After the initial itch goes away apply a calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream. Please remember itching and scratching might cause permanent damage (scarring), don’t do it.

Second, staying hydrated is vital when spending longer hours outside inside the heat. Sometimes being busy outside can simply distract someone from staying hydrated. When you “feel” thirsty it’s too late That’s the body telling you it a drink now. If your at all like me and water isn’t always the very first thing you take have something different handy like coconut water. They are the latest craze and if you grab built to be pure coconut water without the added sugar or flavors it’s a decent substitute for pure water.

A pair of Sunglasses could be the next will need to have for a day in the sun. Squinting in the sun doesn’t just help in providing you with wrinkles however the suns rays are very damaging to the eyes they can result in terrible consequences. UV related illnesses may include cataracts, melanoma on the eyelids, macular degeneration, in which the sensitive part of the cornea begins to deteriorate and pteryguim (where tissue grows about the whites in the eyes). My father had this coupled with to own surgery to remove the yellow spots from his eyes, again from not wearing sun glasses enough. Glasses that is at least UV 400 are recommended.

Last but not least is a good sunscreen which will block UVA and age accelerating rays.

Your sunscreen should be at the very least 15 to 30 SPF and needs to be applied every 2-3 hours or immediately after swimming or sweating. How much can you ask? My recent response has become any amount is better than none at all. But when I took on the internet I found that most Certified Doctors recommended 1 oz. to hide your entire body. To put it into a visual we can readily connect with, about a shot glass full.

I know a few of these are pretty straight forward tips but we all need a reminder from time to time.