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9 Tips To Follow Before Going Out In Sun

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Harmful sun rays can cause skin ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, spots ad even skin cancer. Only a one minute exposure to sun rays is enough to damage your skin.

Summer is a time when our skin needs more care and pampering. Sun is not the only thing to blame in summers but the moisture in air, excessive sweating, skin infections all find a chance to target the skin adversely.

Skin Care Tips To Prevent Tanning

However, there are best summer care tips for skin that we are going to share with you today. In summer when we go out, the toxic chemicals and smoke from polluted environment get entrapped inside the skin pores as they get open in summer due to heat.

This results in black heads, acne and pimples. People with oily skin are at more risk to develop acne during summer. For healthy skin in summers, it is a must to have a proper summer skin care regime.

10 Indian Skin Care Tips For Summer

Here are some simple but effective skin care tips before going out in sun.

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Use Powder Mineral Foundation

Oil based foundations are only good in only winter as in summer, they can cause pimples and acne. You can use mineral foundation that has sunscreen properties. This not only protects your skin but also serves the purpose of a foundation. This is one of the best natural skin care tips in summer.

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Tanning Moisturiser

This will protect your skin from sun burn and exposure to harmful sun rays. It will also moisturise your skin. This will give a dark tint to your skin and will offer protection to your skin. This is one of the best tips to keep skin healthy this summer.

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Moisturiser Your Skin Before Moving In Sun

In summers, there is excessive sweating and we go on wiping our face. This will remove all essential natural oils from your skin making it dry and damaged. So don't quit the use of moisturisers in summer. Apply a gentle lotion that is oil free and suits the hot and humid weather.

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Cover Your Hair With A Hat Or Scarf

Always cover your hair with a hat or scarf while going out in harsh sun. You can also use a hair spray that has sunscreen properties. Sun rays can damage your hair just like it damages your skin.

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Use Sunscreen Containing Avobenzone And Zinc

In sunscreens, the two main ingredients are avobenzone and zinc. They protect your skin from harmful rays that damage the skin and cause wrinkles. They also offer protection from sun burn. So, look for these compounds rather than anything else. Always check for the percentage of SPF (sun protection factor) in the sunscreen that you are going to buy. This is very important and it should be more than 30. Apply your sunscreen one hour before going out.

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Use Lip Sunscreen

Rather than applying a lip balm or a lipstick, it is best to apply a lip sunscreen. You can purchase this at any drug store. This will protect your lips from harmful sun rays and prevents colour change in your lips due to sun exposure. While looking for the summer care tips for skin, lips should not be ignored as they are the most important asset of your beauty.

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Avoid Sun Exposure When Applied Some Creams

Some products contain chemical substances such as hydrocortisone and retinoids. These may cause a skin reaction when exposed to sun.. You should not apply any such chemical products when coming outdoors as the run rays may react to it causing a severe skin rash. Also, you should avoid coming out in sun after having some antibiotics like tetracycline as it may cause skin allergies.

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Eat fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants

Have proteins, vitamins and mineral rich diet. Proteins are must needed for your skin. It maintains elasticity and keeps your skin wrinkle free. Anti-oxidant rich fruits and vegetables are also more needed in summer as there is loss of electrolytes through sweat. For a beautiful and healthy skin, you need to be healthy inside.

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Drink Lots Of Water

Summer is the time when the body needs more water than usual. There is a lot of loss of water through sweating. This makes skin look aged and dry. For a healthy skin drink 7 to 8 glasses of water per day. You can also add lemon to it to enhance it's taste.

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Story first published: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 18:03 [IST]
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