Summers are the time to have fun and bask in the glowing sun light to catch up on vitamin D. Taking sun baths and going to the beach are highlights of the summer season. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t forget that summer season means that you have to take care of your skin even more. Too much sunlight can cause dark spots and wrinkles. Aging skin is more prone to the disastrous effects of UV radiations than a young skin. To keep your skin safe from the harmful effects of UV radiations and to enjoy the soothing sunlight, you need to follow some easy tips and keep smiling.
Care Tips For Elderly Skin
Being old does not mean that you should not enjoy your summers. Follow these easy tips and do not shy away from soaking in the sun.
Stock Up On Sun Screen
Sun screen should be an important part of your routine. Do not go out in the sun without covering your face, neck and exposed parts of your arms with sun screen. For summers choose a sun screen that has SPF 30 or higher. Sun screen is the best way to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Remember to reapply sun screen often especially if you sweat too much and after showers.
Sit In A Cool Shady Place
When you head out to enjoy Mother Nature choose a place with shade, particularly during hottest parts of the day i.e. between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can sit under a tree or take an umbrella with you to avoid harsh sunlight.
Who doesn’t love a cool summer dress? But wearing such a dress during the day can cause much harm to your skin. Try wearing loosely fitted long sleeved shirts and pants to cover maximum amount of your skin from sun light.
As we age our skin loses its ability to retain moisture and hence aging skin tends to dehydrate easily. Hot weather and rising temperatures can dry out our skin even more. Therefore, moisturize regularly with a good quality lotion. Moisturizers act like a barrier that prevents water loss from our skin and keeps it hydrated.
Your skin is not based on what you do it from the outside. Rather, you need to take as much care of your skin from the inside as you do from the outside. A healthy balanced diet can do wonders in improving your overall bodily healthy and restoring glow to your skin and can actually decelerate the aging of skin.In order to keep your skin looking younger and healthier, opt for foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids (sea food such as salmon, tuna and mackerel) and antioxidants (most fruits and vegetables fall in this category).
Beware Of The Side Effects Of Medications
Avoid over the counter use of any type of medication. Some drugs can cause sensitivity to the sun and may result in rashes, blisters, swelling or sunburn. If you are not sure about the side effects of any drug, be sure to talk to your doctor or the pharmacist before starting on that drug.