Jun 07, 2014
The month of june usually brings the angry side of the sun with it. The heat is at the peak and so is the sunlight. Your skin would need some special attention this june. Here are the top 10 things your skin would crave for this month.
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The best way to protect your skin against sun is to avoid the sun during the month of june. Avoid stepping outside when the sun is too intense. Morning and evening should be the preferred time of the day to go outside. Make sure to keep infants below 6 months away from the sun as their skin is more prone to harm from the sun.
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If you have to go out while the sun is intense, wear long sleeve shirts, a cap or a hat, and glasses to protect your skin and eyes. Since UVA can make it through cloud cover and harm your skin, use proper sun protection even on cloudy days. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
The right kind of sunscreen can effectively protect your skin against damage from the sun. Use a sunscreen that contains compounds like zinc, titanium dioxide, avobenzone, mexoryl SX. All these compounds help the sunscreen provide protection from sun without being absorbed into the skin. Avoid sunscreens with Vitamin A and Oxybenzone (a synthetic form of estrogen) that can be harmful. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
All of us are bound to lose some amount of fluid through sweating during the month of june. In that case, drinking adequate amount of water is the first thing you have to do stay away from dehydration. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day suggest the experts. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
Diuretics are substances or foods that increase urine production which in turn results in loss of fluids from the body. Beverages like coffee, cola and chocolate are some common diuretics that should be avoided during this month to avoid feeling dehydrated. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
Darker shades have the tendency to absorb more heat which makes you sweat more, while tight fitting clothes makes it difficult for the body to cool it down externally which eventually hinders the internal body temperature. Therefore, choose lighter shades while going out in the sun and wear loose fitting pants, preferably cotton. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
You shouldn't stay longer in the sun even with higher SPF with only one application. Instead of staying longer in the sun with single application of higher SPF, use SPF less than 50+ and make sure that you reapply it regularly throughout the day. SPF higher than 50+ can give you a false sense of protection. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
Cigarette smoke causes the lining of the throat to dry up and cells to become dehydrated. While on the other hand alcohol is a diuretic. It also dehydrates the cells lining of the throat and stomach. It also affects the liver cells and can lead to severe dehydration. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
Water and sweat reduce the effectiveness and longevity of your sunscreen while you are swimming or exercising in the sun. Use water resistant sunscreens for better protection when you are in the water or sweating. Image Courtesy: Getty Images