• 24 JUL 19
    Tips to care and prepare your skin for summer

    Tips to care and prepare your skin for summer

    With the arrival of summer and heat, our skin is much more exposed, both when going to the beach or pool to take a bath or sunbathing, as well as wearing lighter clothes (short sleeves, etc.) to be able to better cope with the intense heat.

    However, we all know that exposure to sunlight without adequate protection, especially ultraviolet, can be very harmful to our skin, which is affected both aesthetically, spoiling the skin and favoring the appearance of wrinkles more prematurely, as in regard to health, raising the risk of suffering pathologies as serious as skin cancer, among others.

    Therefore, it is essential to give proper care and protection to our skin to keep it young and healthy. Here are some basic tips to care and protect our skin when summer comes:

    Use proper photoprotection

    As expected, the most important factor in protecting our skin in summer is protection from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Already during the previous spring months and during the summer, if we are doing another outdoor activity in which our skin is not so exposed (doing sports, for example) it is advisable to use at least a sun protection factor of 30 in those areas that are exposed (arms, face, neck, etc…). And in the case of activities in which our skin is more exposed, such as going to the beach or pool to bathe or sunbathe, the protection should be even greater, using at least a protection factor of 50.

    Try to avoid sun exposure during the central hours of the day

    Solar radiation is more harmful during the central hours of the day, so it is advisable to try not to expose yourself during these hours to the sun, even if we are using sunscreen.

    Be careful also in the water or when the sky is cloudy

    Contrary to what it may seem, the clouds let through most of the ultraviolet radiation (around 80%), so we should use the same sunscreen also on those days when the sky is cloudy. Something similar happens if we get into the water: it lets in a good part of the ultraviolet radiation, so we still need to protect our skin from the sun.

    Keep our skin hydrated

    With the increase in temperatures, the dehydration of our skin also increases. To keep it well hydrated, in addition to increasing water intake, which is also recommended for our general health, helping us prevent heat stroke, we can also use various hydrating creams for our skin, or even use water vaporizers to refresh and hydrate our skin when we notice it drier.

    Clean and exfoliate our skin

    Exfoliating our skin from time to time is advisable, since this cleaning will help us eliminate fat, waste and dead cells. As a result, we will have a thinner and silky skin, improving the results of the treatments and care that we apply later. Since spring it is a good time to go doing the facial cleansing and skin care routines with more frequency, to eliminate the remains of sweat and creams.

    Nutrition also affects our skin

    We must not forget that nutrition also affects the health of our skin. If we want to maintain a healthy and young skin, it is important to also take care of our daily diet, making sure that it provides enough vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which are mainly found in fruits and vegetables.

    In addition, there are also nutritional supplements, basically composed of antioxidants, vitamins, lycopene and beta-carotenes. These increase the protection of our skin against sun exposure. It is recommended to start taking them a couple of months before sun exposure for them to take effect. However, keep in mind that this does not replace sun protection under any circumstances, but is only a complement to greater protection.

    Dermatology at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

    If you are looking for expert advice, at Vithas Xanit International Hospital we have the best specialists in Dermatology, who will help you take care and keep your skin young and healthy, as well as treat any dermatological problem. If you want more information or make an appointment, please contact us.


Radua-Kamal-Salah
Dr. Radua Kamal Salah
Ophthalmologist

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