New Delhi: Your skin is your primary defense, but when it comes to maintaining internal health we often take it for granted and forget its nourishment. This is especially true in the summer heat; we are outside more because the weather is nice, but we don’t take care of our skin. Babies suffer from prickly heat on their buttocks and children suffer from this especially in hot and humid weather. It occurs because their sweat glands are not fully developed, and also the fact that they are constantly in nappies and diapers. Heat rash begins.
But now there are some tips to protect Skin from Prinkly Heat:
Sunscreen: It should go without saying nowadays that sunscreen is useful in protecting your skin from heat. Sunburns not only increase your risk for skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, but it prematurely ages skin and can result in wrinkles, texture issues and discoloration.
Say no to Synthetic: Summer is the time when you should wear light colored and loose clothes so that there is air circulation and your body stays cool. Wear cotton clothing and avoid synthetic tight clothes at all cost.
Cool your skin with rose water: If you value a refreshing swim when it’s too hot out, rose water tonic kept in the refrigerator is the ideal way to cool your face when it’s hot out. Not only is the temperature refreshing, but rose water is a natural coolant even when kept at room temperature. It has been a popular beauty tradition in tropical countries for decades.
Drink plenty of water: You know you should get plenty of water throughout the day, but to protect your skin from the heat you may need more than the standard 8 glasses. If it’s hot out and you are sweating, take the cue and drink more water.
Exfoliate: The summer heat and sun can damage the outer layers of skin, leading to a dry, flaky feeling. Combat this by making sure you exfoliate a few times a week before you apply moisturizer.
Professional visit: Sometimes the best way to protect your skin in the heat is to visit a professional. One of the most beneficial procedures is a chemical peel, which can help encourage the skin to regenerate and can decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage.
Cool down your pillow: Ever wake up to a sweaty face and a damp pillow? This unpleasant situation can cause skin issues like acne and irritation. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends you ease your face at night by placing your pillow in a dry plastic bag and then putting it in the freezer for a few hours before you go to bed.