Summer and Winter
Both can take their toll on our skin’s condition. To look after your skin throughout the year in all seasons, use these simple tips the following safeguard your skin on the inside and outside of your body.
Summer and winter can take their toll on our skin’s condition. To look after your skin throughout the year in all seasons, use these simple tips to safeguard your skin on the inside and outside of your body. Remember skin beauty comes from within,but using a topical 30 spf sunscreen helps to protect it.
Inside your Body:
Drink water steadily throughout the day – at least two litres or 8 glasses. In hot weather you’ll probably need more as your body will use additional water to regulate your body temperature.
Multiply by 2/3: Next you want to multiple your weight by 2/3 (or 67%) to determine how much water to drink daily. For example, if you weighed 100 pounds you would multiple that by 2/3 and learn you should be drinking about 67 ounces of water every day.
If you find it difficult to drink water throughout the day, increase your ‘high water food” intake – salads, fruits and vegetables.
Beverages such as alcohol, coffee and traditional tea have a dehydrating effect on the body. Although they are high in water content, the other ingredients within these beverages require the use of water to metabolise. The overall effect is one of dehyrating, rather than hyrdating the body.
Outside your Body:
Develop a daily routine where you cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin both night and morning to keep it young looking and in peak condition. Even if you aren’t yet into this routine, it is never too late and after a couple of weeks it is likely you will be more than pleased with the results.
Don’t take chances! sun burnt skin is damaged skin. During the summer, get into the habit of applying a high SPF suncreen regularly, .preferably 30 to 50 SPF sunscreen
Use sunscreen before swimming and reapply after, and never forget that ultraviolent rays can reach you on cloudy days and while you are in the shade.
The strongest sun of the day is between 11am and 3pm take extra care and stay inside or within the shade to avoid it .
During beach and swimming pool] visits spritz your face regularly throughout the day and/or reapply sunscreen.
Choose wearing loose, cotton, silk or linen clothing which allow perspiration to evaporate naturally.
Wear a floppy hat to keep the direct sun heat off your head and face.
To completethe day close it up with a liberal application of aftersun cream – soothing aloe vera is most effective.