Summer is fast approaching. The days of extreme heat radiating from the sun would again threaten our overall health especially our skin. In deep consideration of women’s health care, we are again reminded that taking care of our skin does not begin and end with the soap we use. There are actually plenty of factors that could affect our skin’s health and there also numerous ways to protect it. Since summer is the season that is particularly most threatening to the skin, we are here to provide you with various tips on how to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Since summer season is also a season of many delicious fruits and veggies, take advantage of the season with the tropical vibe and treat yourself with all the available fruits and vegetables. According to studies, foods rich in saturated fat like meat, butter and other dairy products, as well as cakes, sodas and pastries increase the risk of the wrinkling of the skin considerably. Opt for foods rich in vitamins A, C, E and essential fatty acids which are ever present in fruits, veggies, and fishes like salmon and tuna. Smoothies and fruit shakes are also a great hit during the summer season.
Yes, drink plenty of water. If you are required to have at least eight glasses on a normal day, try to increases the water intake during hot summer days. It would keep your body hydrated and your skin moisturized. Drinking lots of water is a sure-fire way to keep your skin healthy and glowing especially during summer.
We would never get tired and run out reasons why we would push you to quit smoking. Smoking constricts blood vessels which hinders the flow of blood to the skin. It also depletes the antioxidants in the body like Vitamin A thus damaging the elasticity of the skin. Moreover, smoking has lots of other damaging effects to the body we would no longer tell you about since we are very much sure that you have heard all about it.
Also, release all the sweat. Do not let the weather make you lazy and just tempt you to sleep through the summer. Go out and exercise. Aside from the fact that exercise gets rid of the impurities on the skin through the form of sweat, it also promotes the production of sebum- skin’s natural oil that keeps it moisturized and enhances blood flow to the skin.
Another way is to purchase sunscreen products to protect the skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays. Opt for products with higher SPF figures. Though costlier, it is worth every cent.
Also, if you want that summer tan, just choose the natural sunlight instead of tanning beds. Be reminded that “safe tan” does not exist. However, the radiation from tanning beds could be up to twenty times more intense than that of the natural sunlight.
Last but not the least, keep away from stress. The stress you suffer show up on the face. There lots of options to combat stress which you may start considering to help you cope with your life stresses thus improving the quality of life and also reduce its bad effects on your outward appearance.