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Summer skincare tips

Hello Everyone

Today I'm going to talk about summer skin tips

when we think about summer especially in our country we think about heat, mugginess, humidity and just feeling that little bit ickySo what are the things that we need to worry about in summer

Acne & Pigmentation / Tanning

So I'm going to talk about these a little bit in detail and I hope you'll get the information that you'll require to stay cool this summer

Summer Skin Care Tips

So the first thing I'm going to talk about is pigmentation/tanning you stand in front of the mirror you undress and look at yourself, an nd you see various colors based on where you've worn your particular clothing you know that you have tanned So some of my patients say"but Doc I don't go out in the sun how is it possible that I have tanned?

Well, your pigment cells just love the sun Which means that even if you're out for that5 minutes to walk your dog or that 5 minutes from here to your cab you get tanned in that amount of time so that's your skin and you need to understand what your skin is like and take care of it based on what you have noticed Some people are out for 2-3 hours and they don't tan that much and that's their skin! So let's talk about tanning and pigmentation and how you can prevent it.

Number 1,

cover-up There is no substitute for covering yourself no amount of sunscreen is going to give you that protection Perhaps a dupatta, around your face An umbrella! Or just wearing long sleeves and sneakers because I have a lot of patients who show me their feet and you can see where they've worn their shoes or the two straps of their chappalsSo if you cover-up, that's the number 1 tip that I would give you


sunscreen I'm going to spend a little time talking about sunscreens, pardon me those who know everything that I'm going to tell you But what I'm going to talk about is how do you choose sunscreen for your skin type? What do sunscreens do? How much you need to put? And how often do you need to put it? 

So mainly, there are 2 types: 

One is physical and one is chemical And nowadays, you get some which are a combination of the two

Physical means,

you apply it and you can run out of the house you don't need to wait for indoors or wait for 20 minutes or half an hour You put it and you're out Chemical is something that you need to wait for 20 minutes for

the chemicals

in the sunscreen to actually start protecting your skin And the one in between, as the name suggests is you can go out So

for the oily skin

type look for a sunscreen that has a green tea tree in it and silicones in it because they are not very greasy for the skin for those with dry skin look for ingredients like

Ingredients for dry skin

shea butter ship oil certain niacinamides, if you want to brighten your skin And those with

sensitive skin

what I would recommend, is going for a sunscreen that is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free and of course, paraben-free Remember to look for ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and take a little bit of your sunscreen put it here which is under your ear almost like you're doing a patch test to make sure that it's not flaring up your sensitivity So for example, if you have rosacea or have eczema, do a little patch test to see that it suits you

What is SPF?

SPF is Sun Protection Factor What is Sun Protection Factor? So we all say, 'Oh, we're using 70 SPF and 100 SPF.' So what does that mean? That means that I can be out in the sun,30 times longer before burning is a very key term So, for example, I'm using 100 SPFI can be out 100 times longer the difference between a 30 SPF and a 100 SPF is guessed how much? Not 70%. It's 1 or 2% So as long as you have a sunscreen which is a minimum of 30 SPF, you're good so 30 SPF PA+so 3-4 plus stars is what you want to see and you're good with that sunscreen

The next is, how often do I need to put a sunscreen? So most of my patients say "but Doc I put a sunscreen every day and look I'm still tanned."And then I ask them" when did you repeat it? and they sort of stare at me and say"do I need to repeat a sunscreen?"Yes, you do! Any sunscreen just lasts for 2-3 hours so you need to reapply now let's say for example I have makeup because I go to work and I need to put on makeup.

Then how do I reapply for my sunscreen? Do I need to remove my makeup and reapply for the sunscreen?, No! There are 2 things you can do Get makeup that has an SPF, Sun Protection Factor in it, And all you need to do is re-dab your makeup Let's say a compactor you get makeup setting sprays that have sunscreen in them So just spray it on top of your face Coola has a really good one Spray it on top of your face and that's like reapplying your sunscreen So that's how often do I need to apply sunscreen

And the 4th and the most important question is how much? You need to take half a teaspoon amount of sunscreen if you want it to give you the protection that you needed most of my patients would look at me and say what? "So much, and my skin will be so sticky and how will I go out?"Well then find a sunscreen that's not so sticky


The second summer concern I want to talk about is acne We all have that pesky acne that comes up during summer my few take-home tips will be,- when you come home, remove your makeup instantly and wash your face with a face wash Post-workout or if you have been walking on the road or you've traveled by public transport reach work, wash your face and reapply your makeup So when you keep your skin clean you'll find that the pores get clogged less.

Certain cleansers

and ingredients you should look for in your cleanser would be tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide salicylic acid This is all for acne-prone, oily skin I'm talking about And another tip that I would like to give you is drink a lot of water and shower at least twice a day

So for people who get acne on their back or heat boils as a lot of patients would call it to get a lot of fungal infections just shower and use an anti-fungal powder or any sort of powder because that absorbs the sweat and then you'll find that you sweat less and hence the infections that you get also come down.

your diet

also plays a very important part in taking care of your skin during summer so stay away from very healthy foods What are healthy foods? Their foods that just increase your body temperature So for example, spicy food, oily fried foods lot of protein shakes stay away from that,

it's quite healthy for the body And has more foods that have cooling activities cucumbers, melons, watermelon high water content so you don't necessarily have to drink liters and liters of water as long as you're having fruits and vegetables that have a high water content in them that’s also good coconut water is my favorite and you can have a little bit of lemonade in the middle of the day, but make sure that you're constantly sipping and hydrating yourself Now that also depends if you have an outdoor job you're going to drink more water if you have an indoor ac jobSo base on your lifestyle and your work

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