Our face is the central organ of sense and is also very vital in the expressing the emotions, the face is very crucial for identifying humans, and any damage such as scars or development of deformities may effect stretch beyond those of physical inconvenience.
So naturally every person is worried about his or her looks in the summer, as sun strikes hard and deforms the skin as skin looses its moisture content.
Avoid Over-Exposure to Sun
The sun in the summer is your skin’s worst enemy! Not only going outdoors in the sun increase oil secretion in your body, but you also expose yourself to the harmful UV rays. During the peak time i.e 10AM – 3PM, the sun is strongest and can damage strongly, so it is advised to stay indoors at this time if possible.
Get a gentle cleanser
Always try to test your cleanser before you are ready to buy and pick the one that removes “excessive oils” without over drying the skin.
Art of Washing your face
When you wash oily skin, it is a tricky business as very little can spell disaster by an attack of spots while too much can damage your skin as its natural oils washes away. Your “T zone” mostly need frequent washing but your cheeks may dry up, so selective is the key here. Blotting papers may help you soak the extra oil without over taking away the moisture.
Buy good sunscreen lotion
A sunscreen lotion based of water is a good choice for oily skin as it keeps your face shiny and also provide the protection you need against the sun. Buy at least SPF30++ to get best sunscreen effect.
Don’t apply makeup
While it can feel like you can’t live without applying your foundation, in summer it is best to keep it natural. Foundations and compact powders can not only make you look older, but also clog the pores in your face. Even the very best of foundations available in the market for oily skin you will get runny when you sweat and extra products can only make your skin more prone to pimples. Instead, try to stick to timed moisturisers or concealers, try to use water-based ones.
Drink plenty of water as much as you can and juices so you get hydrated internally. Make sure you moisturise very often with water based products to keep your skin healthy and moisture rich. Whatever is the formula, make sure when you buy your sunscreen or moisturiser it must contain oil-reducing salicylic acid or glycol acid. Applying a good Vitamin C Serum is a good way to go about it.
Eat more Veggies
Vegetables rich in Vitamin A like carrot, spinach etc. help decrease oil production, don’t drink too much of alcohol, don’t eat spicy and fried food as they can dilate blood vessels and later compound your oily skin. If you get tempted, limit yourself to just one drink per night, and eat spicy food not more than once a week.
All it take is to pay attention to signs of your skin and you are ready to take on the sun!