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8 Best Tips for a Summer Ready Skin!

Dr. Zahra Shah

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The summer season can be pretty brutal for your skin. The rising temperature and humidity suck the life out of your face. It becomes even more of an issue for people with oily skin as it tends to get worse during the hot summer months. This leads to breakouts. Dry skin becomes patchy and rough. However, with a few simple tips recommended by specialists, you can easily keep all these problems at bay. Here are some tips for better summer skin:

1- Exfoliate Your Skin:

Our skin continuously sheds cells. These dead skin cells often clog pores and get inflamed, leading to a breakout. If you have dry skin, accumulation of dead skin cells can make it look dull. When you exfoliate your skin, toners, moisturizers, and other treatments are able to penetrate deeper into the skin. Makeup also looks more flawless on an exfoliated skin. Make sure you apply a moisturizer after scrubbing your face. Exfoliate your skin every three days with a gentle exfoliator.

2- Avoid Over-Cleansing:

If your skin is oily, washing it more often will not take the oiliness away. In fact, it will send your oil glands into overdrive and make them produce even more oil. That’s because when you over cleanse your skin, you strip it of its natural oils. To compensate for this, your skin produces even more oil. Avoid the temptation to over-cleanse your skin. Do not buy cleansers with harsh chemicals. You can buy cleansers with gentle, soothing ingredients such as tea tree oil and seaweed.

3- Hydrate Your Skin:

A lot of people with oily skin believe that they do not need to use a moisturizer. However, every skin type needs moisturization. If you have an oily skin, make sure to go for water-based gel moisturizers instead of the heavier ones that could potentially clog your pores. You can also use masques twice a week to increase the level of hydration. Boosters, ampoules, and essences can be used beneath your moisturizers. Before applying these products, tone your face to make it more receptive to moisturizers. Keep a facial mist with you to refresh your skin throughout the day.

4- Wear Sunscreen:

Avoid stepping out in the sun before applying sunscreen first. Apart from that, apply an eye cream with SPF around your under eye area and apply a hydrating lip balm on your lips. You can also try covering your hair to shield it from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

5- Keep Blotting Paper at Hand:

Your skin tends to produce more oil during the summer so it is a good idea to carry blotting paper with you so that you can blot your face on the go to keep it matte and oil free. You can also put some face powder on the blotting paper to make your face look fresher.

6- Facials

When we say that women who have perfect complexions hardly have a great skin, believe us. To have the perfect skin needs a lot of effort on one’s behalf.

Facials give the skin a proper deep cleanse that eliminates all blemishes and unclogs the pores. However, routine trips to the clinic is pricey and time consuming, and that is a problem. Therefore, doing facials yourselves would be a great idea. The routine use of facial cleansing products refreshes the skin, and it is a necessity if fake tanning is in your plans.

7- Pedicure

Toes often get left out, but it is essential to keep them in good shape. Most people keep their boots on during all winter and therefore, they need some care to be summer-sandal safe.

It is advised to visit a salon to start the routine and then maintain it with a home pedicure routine.

Tip – one way to treat feet at home is to first file the rough skin, then lather with a body lotion. At night when sleeping, put on cotton socks. This is one excellent way to have first-rate feet this summer.

8- Eradicate Acne

Sadly, acne does not only occur during teenage years. In later life too, due to hormonal fluctuations, women suffer acne. One’s style during the summer months can be crumpled due to unattractive and relentless acne on the body and face.

Nonetheless, this problem can be resolved in several ways and the condition of the skin can be improved. A chemical peel or a laser treatment can be used to get rid of the blemishes and get your skin smooth and ready for summer.

If you have any skin related concerns, visit a dermatologist right away. You can book an appointment with top dermatologists in Karachi, Multan and Islamabad through oladoc.com. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your health concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Zahra Shah - Author Dr Zara attained her Bachelor of Medicine ,Bachelor of Surgery Degree from the Dow university of health Sciences and subsequently went on to qualify as a Specialist dermatologist accredited by the Specialist Accreditation Board, United Kingdom.. Dr Zara holds the License of the laser surgery from UK she is a Member of the British Association of Dermatologists and the International Society of Pediatric dermatology. Her rapport with her patients, medical knowledge and surgical expertise contribute to Dr Zara’s popularity with patients in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. She integrates her artistic sensibility with her research background and specialist dermatologist Training ,by means of customized ,evidence –based aesthetic treatments using state- of the art –machines ,injectables (fillers and toxins) which work synergistically with specialist dermatologist –grade Cosmeceuticals .She is widely quoted in women’s, and parenthood magazines, as well as on television for her dermatological expertise.
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