How to Take Care of Your Skin in Hot Weather

High temperatures, direct sunlight, low or high humidity can cause not only a number of dermatological problems but also aggravate skin diseases. Some of the other symptoms are dryness, the appearance of wrinkles, and an unhealthy color. How can this be prevented? Let’s talk about skincare for when it’s hot outside.

What happens to the skin?

Skin is a protective barrier for the body. External factors can damage it and break the structure. Weather conditions can be a potential risk. Excessive sunlight can lead to the following skin changes:

  • burns,
  • dryness,
  • peeling,
  • itching,
  • wrinkle development,
  • excessive production of melanin (skin pigment),
  • relapse of dermatological diseases,
  • development of cancer (melanoma).

High temperatures and low humidity literally dehydrate the skin because the body tries to compensate for the water deficit at the expense of the internal resources. This physiological process of decompensation causes the development of local and general pathological conditions.

5 rules for perfect skin in the summer

Skincare differs and depends on the season. Cosmetologists recommend five basic rules for skin care during a hot period:

1. Washing the skin.

Regardless of the skin type, cleansing plays an important role during the hot season. Clogged pores, excessive sebum secretion, and harmful bacteria lead to dermatological problems causing acne, inflammation, etc. It is recommended to wash the skin with cold water in the morning and in the evening. Remove makeup before bedtime, using cosmetics with natural hypoallergenic components.

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2. Use the tonic.

Experts advise using mineral water for cleansing the face to improve the facial complexion. Make-up and contamination should be removed with the help of cosmetic tonics and cotton discs with easy and gentle moves. It is recommended to wipe the neck and chest area as well. Change the cotton discs as they become dirty.

3. Moisturizing.

Use a cream with a light texture that does not clog pores and is easily absorbed by the skin. It is necessary to choose a cosmetic product based on your skin type. Don’t forget about sunscreens that neutralize the negative effects of ultraviolet rays. Drink at least 2 liters of water a day, especially in the hot weather.

4. Nourishing masks.

Summer gives us not only sunny days but also a variety of fruit, berries, and vegetables. They improve the health of the body and the skin. Natural masks will not only nourish but also remove keratinized cells (natural peeling), and moisturize the skin in hot weather. Fruit puree with honey is an excellent alternative to facial cream in the summer. However, do not forget about possible allergic reactions to a particular product.

5. Change the makeup routine.

Beauty requires sacrifice! This rule shouldn’t be implied in the summer. Makeup should be applied according to the weather conditions in order to not harm the skin. For example, foundation used in the summertime should be light. Avoid clogging pores. Let your skin breathe but protect it from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. Use mineral-based eyeshadows and apply it in a thin layer. Remove make-up at the end of the day.

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How to choose a cream in summer

Not every cream can benefit your skin. Consider these factors when choosing cosmetic products:

  • age;
  • skin type;
  • possible dermatological diseases;
  • susceptibility to ultraviolet rays;
  • allergic reactions;
  • time of application (night, day);
  • ingredients.

Choose light, nourishing, and moisturizing creams instead of heavy ones. Make sure that it will protect the skin from dehydration, direct UV rays, and other negative effects. The ingredients should include:

  • water and oxygen to moisturize the skin without clogging pores;
  • antioxidants to prevent photoaging of the skin, and provide nourishment;
  • hyaluronic acid that retains elasticity;
  • collagen and coenzyme which improve the tone, elasticity, and prevents the formation of wrinkles;
  • serum improves skin complexion, nourishes it, and gives a healthy look;
  • panthenol or allantoin protect against the negative effects of UV rays, and photoaging of the skin;
  • minerals and vitamins (selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamin ACE) are the nutritional base, which improves microcirculation and skin tone;
  • UV filters are necessary for the summer when UV rays affect the skin most aggressively.

What ingredients should you avoid when choosing cosmetics

Many cosmetic manufacturers save on components and replace them with cheaper and more harmful ones. When choosing the product, avoid following components:

  • glycerin, lanolin, retinol that clog pores, and increase the sensitivity of the skin;
  • paraffin restricts access to oxygen, and hampers the removal of toxins;
  • alcohol dries the skin, reducing elasticity;
  • talc is toxic. It can be found in powder or foundation;
  • propylene glycol causes allergic reactions, irritation, or itching.

Summer and hot weather can cause relapses of various dermatological pathologies. In this case, skin care requires special attention. In addition to the usual measures, it is necessary to pay attention to prevention which includes the use of a UVB lamp. UVB therapy can prevent the development of serious diseases and speed up the remission.

Posted: December 8, 2017 by Rachel Snow 272
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