Protect your skin from the sun this summer!
As winter begins to wind down and the first days of summer are fast approaching, taking extra care of your skin becomes even more important. This is especially essential because your skin is the “mirror of your body, which strongly reflects your inner state and body needs”.
Did you know that your daily nutrition affects your skin condition? In the case of healthy nutrition, you will notice smooth, moist, fresh and vital skin. On the other hand, poor nutrition and the lack of essential nutrients lead to a pale, rough, dehydrated and irritated skin.
And during summer’s high temperatures and humidity, you should take extra care of our skin in order to stay fresh, healthy and free of blemishes. The attention you give your skin is even more important, when you are exposed to the sun.
Sun rays become extremely destructive when:
- The skin is exposed to the sun for long periods
- The skin is exposed to the sun between 10am and 2pm
- When the skin is dehydrated and in need of water (in case you are not drinking enough water)
Here are some tips for you to keep your skin looking fresh this summer:
1- Drink enough water for a healthy body and skin (8 glasses of water daily, besides juices or other fluids).
2- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially those which are rich in vitamin C, which plays a major role in keeping the skin looking healthy. Eat more oranges, melon, broccoli, and sweet pepper.
3- Enrich your diet with foods that are rich in antioxidants that help in destroying the cancerous cells caused by ultraviolet rays. Examples of these foods: colored fruits and vegetables (green, orange and red), nuts and seeds.
4- Eat vitamin E-rich foods, such as almonds, walnuts, and avocado. Vitamin E helps keep the skin moist and prevents its dehydration.
5- Avoid highly salted foods, and avoid adding extra salt to your food; high salt intake leads to water retention and bloating (in particular your hands and feet), especially if you are not drinking enough water.
6- Don’t get exposed to direct sunlight, especially at peak hours. Make sure that you apply sun screen, even if you only get exposed to the sun for a short period.
Take care and enjoy summer fun
Just because there are so many things you need to remember and follow doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go out and enjoy yourself during summer. It is one of the most active times of the year and can provide you with a good boost of energy while keeping you entertained. So, don’t worry, get your summer stuff out and get set for season of fun, as long as you keep your skin healthy and fine.