Summers can’t be possibly spent indoors as a rise in temperature automatically means more time spent in the sun. Summer fun and frolic is incomplete without swimming, hiking, picnics, nature walks and outdoor fitness activities. Of course, the most popular season of the year does have its share of problems – sunburn, dehydration, allergies and irritation. But with a little bit of precaution and care, you can easily enjoy your spot in the sun, completely worry free !
Free radical damage from Sun Exposure
We all know what a full day in the sun means – visible skin damage – dark patches, dehydrated texture and you might even have kickstarted the premature cycle of ageing.
So now that the damage has been done, what can we do to arrest it ?
Free radicals are atoms that can damage the cells in your body leading to illness and ageing. But every problem has a solution, doesn’t it ?
Excessively Oily Skin
The intensely hot weather, constant sweating and UV ray exposure also boils down to an unwanted greasy shine on your face. Now who doesn’t love a smooth, even toned, oil free mattified complexion all day long – We do !!
But when you over-do the harsh sulphate based cleansers and chemical filled makeup removers and mattifying sprays, your skin is left dry, dehydrated and irritable.
Bare shoulders, pool side lounging, afternoon picnics – that’s what summers are made of. The con these exciting occasions bring along with them include sunburn, irritation and heat rashes.
When your skin’s sweat glands get blocked and the sweat cannot rise to the skin’s surface to escape via evaporation, your skin begins to erupt.
Excessive perspiration and increase in surrounding temperature can cause your skin to become increasingly itchy, red, dry and scaly. Termed as eczema, this condition rears its ugly head especially in summers when your skin becomes sensitive to heat.