Beneficial Tips For Your Dry Skin During Summer
As the scorching summer rolls around and in summers skin dryness leaves you perplexed. In this seasonal change our skin starts to experience various things and with excessive heat or humidity our skin becomes sweaty and greasy and it leads to an increased need for protection. However, in this season a large number of people start feeling dry skin, development of rashes, sunburns, tans, and acne. Well several factors can lead to this condition, so it is essential to take care of the skin in the right way. In this article we tell you about the Beneficial tips for your skin to prevent dryness and keep it moist in the summer season.
The bright sun, warm weather and we are outside for having fun in the summer season and it can start to give a bad or serious effect on skin. As we see, our weather is becoming warmer and filled with humidity day by day and as a result our sebaceous glands that are present in our skin produce excessive sebum. The fact is, this much strong sun rays are very vicious to our skin, due to this many problematic conditions can arise, one of the most irritating and annoying conditions that is caused due to this much heat exposure is dryness of skin. Increased itching, flaky skin, or sunburns and having dry skin are the complete summer grouch. There are various beneficial tips to put a stop at the dry skin and shield yourself from the summer’s sun.
What Causes The Dry Skin In Summer Season
Any type of skin or combination of skin can go dry in summer season, here are its main causes:-
- Excessive heat and sun exposure - it can destroy the skin barrier, or leads to loss of transepidermal water and results in dryness of skin. The more time you spend in sun exposure, without any protection, it will affect your skin and result in it becoming dry and brittle in nature.
- Skin also loses excessive water through sweat that also leads to dryness in skin and this condition aggravates if there is less fluid intake in the whole day.
- Staying in Air conditioned rooms also avert moisture locking systems in the skin and leads to dryness of skin.
- Swimming in the summer season can also lead to dryness of skin because pools water is rich in chlorine that steals the pH of skin and leads to drying of skin.
- Dry air in the summer season may also lead to dryness of skin because brighter sun, harsh and dry air evaporate droplets of water that results in humidity and entering in an arid climate with no protection results in dryness.
Various Tips To Treat Your Dry Skin
Few beneficial herbs that may help us in protecting the sunburns or rashes due to the increased sun exposure like Golden serpent fern also called as blue-star fern, this plant is commonly grown in central and south america and there it is referred as Calaguala. The very famous herb of that place, some people called it as anti-inflammatory in nature and researches said that this herb is also very beneficial in sun protection and dryness of skin.
Herbs have been used in medicines and cosmetics for a long time. They treat various types of skin ailments and improve the skin appearance in various diseases. In sunburn conditions or dryness in skin, various herbal preparations play a very major role as a high potential and raise the antioxidant activity that can help to heal the skin problems.
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)
Cucumbers are also very useful in hydrating the dry skin and helps to pour the vitamin C and many anti-oxidants that reduces the skin inflammation, and gives enough nourishment to the skin.
Sesame Oil (Sesamum indicum)
Sesame Oil is also very beneficial in resisting 30% of UV rays and helps in beautification. Sesame are rich in various vitamins like vitamin A, C and beta carotene which raises the collagen production in the skin.
Curcumin (Curcuma longa)
Curcumin is a marvellous herb commonly known as turmeric, acts as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and application of turmeric paste on skin can help you to enhance your skin glow and gives hydration to the skin, curcumin can prevent the damage process that is happened due to the increased UV exposure.
Aloevera (Aloe barbadensis)
It has prophylactic effect and this herb is widely famous for its cooling and soothing properties. This herb uniquely acts on the skin with its healing and moisturising property. Aloe Vera gel is trusted to stimulate the skin and leads to new cell growths. It is rich in Vitamin A that helps to repair and strengthen the skin with protection and moisturisation.
Vitamin E has potential to reduce acute and chronic photodamage, roughness, wrinkles, when we apply it topically it increases the capacity of binding the water under the skin. Wheat germ oil (Triticum vulgare) is a great source of Vitamin E, pumpkin seed oil (Cucurbita pepo) consists of tocopherols and phenolics helps to nourishes and prevents the loss of moisture from the skin.
Vitamin C and Ascorbic Acid
Rosehip seed extract or oil is highly rich in Vitamin C and found in active form. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in our body, it gives various benefits to the skin like enhanced the synthesis of collagen and gives protection from the harmful sun rays.
Green and Black Tea
Tea (Camellia sinensis) is very effective in sunburn conditions, tannic acid and theobromine helps to remove the sunburns and this is very effective by applying it in a cooled black tea and repairs the skin damage, it has anti-aging effects.
Walnut (Juglans regia)
Walnut extract is very effective as a self tanning sunscreen agent, it consists of keratin protein compounds that are present in the skin to heal from the sunburns.
UV radiation causes skin damage and also leads to dryness or roughness of skin. There are many different ways to protect your skin by possible measures, various herbs and their oils are used for this. Plants are rich in various compounds that help us to give protection from the sun. There are many products with natural ingredients that are helpful in reducing wrinkles, and moisturising as well as giving a cooling effect to the skin.
Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan
MD (ALT. MEDICINE) View Profile