Surviving Summers: Part 1

Monday, April 11, 2016

Vishu (Kerala New Year) is another week away and Kerala is already sweating profusely under the scorching Summers. Monsoons that we Keralites used to rave about is reduced to light once-in-a-while showers and is replaced by the dreaded, prolonged Summers. #globalwarming #saynotoclimatechange

Below are some tips to keep your skin safe and sunburn free during the hot hot hot summer months :

1. Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe Vera contains vitamin A (beta-carotene), C and E, which are antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid, and choline. Use Aloe Vera gel to reduce redness and sunburn. I use Aloe Vera gel as a base with any of my face masks post a long day out in the sun.

2. Facial Mist: With the mercury rising, carry Vichy Eau Thermale or Dabur Gulabari Rose Water in your bag. Spritz the facial mist on your face when you feel that your skin is dehydrated and tired. It instantly rehydrates the skin and makes it supple.

3. Sunscreen: Harmful sun rays can cause skin damage and prolonged exposure can lead to skin cancer. Apply generous quantity of sunscreen to keep your skin protected. Re-apply if you are planning to stay out for a long time. Do not forget to apply the sunscreen to your neck and decolletage.

4. Wet Wipes: Use wet wipes if you are out and sweating and need a quick rejuvenating pick-me-up. Use unscented alcohol-free wipes which are better for sensitive skin.

5. Umbrella: Use an umbrella that protects you from the harmful UV radiations when out in the sun.

6. Water: Stay hydrated and carry a small water bottle with you. Skin can lose water and electrolytes through sweating. Ensure to replenish the lost electrolytes in frequent intervals.

Do you have any tips to share? Comment down below.


Deboleena said...

This is actually least for me. I love the way you write. 😊

Thripti Aravind said...

@Deboleena, Thank you :)

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