During summer, rising temperatures, intense sun rays, and higher humidity levels can lead to various skin issues. To ensure optimal skin health, Acıbadem Altunizade Hospital’s Dermatology Specialist, Associate Professor Andaç Salman, has shared seven golden tips for both adults and children to follow. It’s crucial to take these precautions to avoid any skin problems.
Remember to apply sunscreen
Make sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours to ensure proper protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays when spending time outdoors. Use a sunscreen with a high SPF of at least 30.
Keep your skin moisturized both internally and externally
It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water. This helps keep your body and skin moisturized. Additionally, using a light, oil-free moisturizer that’s suitable for your skin type can help maintain the optimal moisture levels for your skin.
Cleanse your skin regularly
For smoother skin and cell regeneration, it is recommended to use a cleanser that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs).
Provide your body with antioxidants
It’s important to incorporate foods that are rich in antioxidants into your diet, such as strawberries, greens, citrus fruits, and nuts. These antioxidants can help reduce skin damage and preserve your skin’s radiance by combating free radicals that are caused by exposure to the sun.
It’s important to maintain clean skin. You can achieve this by washing your skin twice daily with a dermo-cosmetic skin cleanser.
Stay in the shade if possible
It is recommended to limit your exposure to direct sunlight, especially during peak hours when the sun’s rays are the most intense.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
It’s important to keep in mind that your skin health is directly impacted by your daily habits. To maintain healthy skin, make sure you’re getting enough restful sleep, exercising regularly, and managing your stress levels. Avoid sleep deprivation and prioritize quality sleep. These habits can make a big difference in the appearance and health of your skin.