Being able to maintain a healthy skin is a rare achievement nowadays. With this busy world that we live in, adjusting our daily routine to attend to our skin needs is quite impossible. But skin care does not have to be that tedious. There are small adjustments that you can do to keep you skin glowing, without having to waste too much of your precious time.
Although there are many factors that are inevitable or things that are out of control, there are small ways that you can do in order to maintain a healthy skin. In this article we are going to discuss about the basics in how to handle your skin. These tips are minimal but when done correctly may provide you a long lasting benefit.
We are most likely to get exposed to sunlight no matter how we try to hide. But unnecessary exposure can be avoided to delay skin damage or get less damage. Premature aging and skin damage are the most prominent effect of being overly exposed to the sun. In worse cases it could lead to skin allergies and cancer.
Applying sun-screen every time you go out of your house is a must. Choose a product that has at least SPF 20, this will protect you from the harmful ray of the sun or at least minimize the effect on your skin. If you are going to the beach or spend most your day under the skin, bring with you your sun block cream. If possible apply it at least every 2 hours and always look for a shade as much as possible.
Avoid the sun ray when it strikes the hottest. The sun usually is at its peak from nine in the morning to three or four in the afternoon, as much as possible refrain from going out between these times.
If your job requires you to get exposed to the sun for 8 or more hours, wear long clothe. Aside from applying sun block cream (SP 20 or higher is better) and wearing clothes that cover your entire body is your best protection. Wear T-shirt followed by a long sleeved shirt and jacket. Also wear thick clothes so that the sun ray will have a hard time penetrating. Wear shades as well for eye protection. Lastly, if possible bring with you an umbrella.
It is also important to keep your body hydrated. Heat stroke is a serious matter to take into account. Many incidents of heat strokes are recording in Asian countries and according to reports; the death rate has gone higher than they anticipated.
You should bring with you a lot of water and if possible drink 2 glasses every 1 hour. If you feel that you’re all dry and your body feels hot, splash water into your face, head and chest to cool you down.
Over exposure to sun ray promotes aging. It can also contribute to skin problems such as stretch marks. If these skin problems occur, it’s best to act accordingly.