Haircare and skincare is a recurrent challenge, especially when it comes to seasonal transitions. Skin and hair reflect the changes in harmony with the seasons; consequently, our self-care routines also demand change and adaptation. Out of what seems like limitless tips and tricks on how to successfully adapt your beauty routine in summer, We have chosen to share a few tried, tested, simple, and effective skin and hair tips with you!
To help us with that, Namrata Reddy, skincare expert and co-founder of Satliva, spoke to HealthShots about the many risks our skin faces with seasonal transition. She also shared ways to cope up with the effects of summer heat on skin.
Here are a few skin and hair tips you should follow in summer season:
1. Use a sunscreen
Prolonged exposure to harsh UV-rays of the sun can cause sunburn. They also have the ability to penetrate the outer layers of the skin and access deeper layers, where they can easily damage and kill skin cells. “Using a sunscreen cream with ingredients like red raspberry can help you shield your skin from UV rays, and prevent several skin problems such as but not limited to inflammation, and acne,” says Reddy.
2. Set aside a couple of minutes to moisturize
A moisturizer can go a long way to protect your skin during the summer. Nourishing and healing damaged skin are only the beginning. Try to get your hands on a moisturiser with hemp seed oil. It helps to lock in the skin’s natural moisture, and prevent excess oil production — two essential qualities for harsh summers.
3. Modify your diet
Consuming the right foods is a must during summer. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. “They contain essential vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that boost collagen production, reduce inflammation, and protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun,” adds Reddy.
4. Don’t overlook hair care
UVA and UVB rays can damage the outside cover of the hair strand, known as the cuticle, causing dullness and breakage. A simple way to prevent this is by using a hair cream, preferably with nourishing ingredients like argan oil and peppermint. These ingredients protect your hair from UV damage, moisturize the scalp, and promote hair strength.
5. Apply a nourishing shampoo
Most store-bought liquid shampoos contain numerous chemicals, upgrading to a shampoo bar can prevent a lot of hair damage. Using a shampoo with activated charcoal can help rid your scalp of impurities and strengthen the follicles, shielding your mane from the harsh summer sun.
With the scorching summer sun just around the corner, your skin and hair is the first and most prone to damage, protection from and prevention of physical distress and disease is imperative. These 5 tips will guide you safely and smoothly through the harshest of summers!