Derma Loving Had Me a Blast – By Dalia Al Saad


skin care

Do you want a glowing summer complexion??
I can completely understand the frustration and confusion that you may feel when trying to decide which product is best for your skin. The biggest mistake that most people make is directly head to the latest fad as opposed to what every skin type genuinely needs and especially in the summer.

Today, I’d like to shed some light on some golden rules for skin care that will rejuvenate and revitalize your skin for the long-term, not just the summer. That is if you continue to apply these rules as a part of your daily routine.

1) Drink water:
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We’ve always heard specialists talk about how crucial drinking water is, but how does it help the skin?
Well, it is the MOST important thing you can ever do to hydrate your skin since it is considered to be the best natural moisturizer.
Women should have at least one liter and a half of fluid (eight (200 ml) glasses) and two liters of fluid (ten (200 ml) glasses) for men. Fluids can be water, milk, fresh juice or tea and coffee, but water always ranks #1 on the list of most beneficial fluids for your skin.

 

2) Moisturize:

Summer is here! So will you be spending most of your time indoors to enjoy the cool air of your air conditioner? Will your beautiful skin be soaked in the turquoise salty sea or the refreshing swimming pool water filled with chlorine? Now, I’m sorry to be the one to break this to you, but all of the previously mentioned things can have a drying effect on skin. Well, no need to dread because the solution is simple: moisturizing! If your skin is normal, make it a habit to apply a moisturizer after every bath or shower, but if your skin is dry, you may have to re-apply up to 4 times a day to maintain moisture and avoid irritation.

 

3) Detox:

Do you smoke? Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know.. You don’t want to listen to what I am about to say, but if you don’t want to look like a 50 year old when you’re still 30 or like a 60 year old when you’re supposed to look like a sexy, good-looking 45 year old and so on, well you got to quit smoking A.S.A.P! Forget cancer, lung and heart disease. Smoking accelerates the ageing process, delays wound healing, and can worsen skin problems like psoriasis.

And alcohol is not kinder to your skin either! It dehydrates your body in general and your skin in particular. It can deprive your skin of vitamins and nutrients that can lead to bad skin conditions such as rosacea, which is a skin condition that causes redness, spots, and bumps on the face.

 

4) Eat healthy:  

If you have a beautiful, flawless skin, it’s a must to eat healthy if you want to maintain this bliss. If you have bad skin conditions, well you should make wiser decisions as to what enters your most precious asset: Your body!

There are certain types of foods that contain a high percentage of antioxidant vitamins and minerals. So, if you want to maintain a good skin condition, adopt a diet rich in fruit and veggies containing vitamin A, C and E. And if you want to nourish your skin inside out, add lean protein and oily fish to your meals and you can say good-bye to skin problems such as  acne and  psoriasis.

 

5) Sunscreen:

Do you know the amount of damage the sun can have on your skin? Well, it’s so dangerous and both adults and kids need to apply it from early stages to avoid its harmful effects. On a daily basis, you should wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF15 and make sure you choose one that protects against UVA and UVB rays. When UV levels are higher or when you travel to hot regions, you’ll need to use a higher SPF factor to avoid getting burnt alive! So in such heat, you must apply and re-apply sunscreen every few hours and every time you step out of the water. And yes, even if you are using waterproof sunscreen. Sun rays can be that dangerous!

 

Now, please keep in mind that your skin will change over time and that you will need to update your routine season by season. So, please consult your dermatologist to get the routine that best suits your skin in that period of time. Enjoy your summer vacation 🙂

 

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