How To Keep Your Skin Clear During The Summer Heat-wharfedale

Beauty Ah, summer: flip-flops and swizzle sticks, swimming trunks and… and skin thats so burned, dry or broken out, you can forget about shaving. To avoid the latter — yep, its avoidable — we sought advice from two pros whove seen more than their fair share of damaged dermis. And if you, like us, insist on doing everything bad for you anyway, weve got recovery strategies so you can soon return to your favourite summertime activities — and regular shaving regimen — without having added years to your face. Prevention, prevention, prevention As the owner of the Alma G. Salon in Manhattan — a favourite of celebs including Ashton Kutcher — Alma G. is a firm believer in preventive measures to keep your skin in tip-top shape. Wearing sun cream is foremost among her precautions. I re.mend SPF 30 for your face and 15 or higher for everywhere else, she says. Apply it 15 to 20 minutes before you go outside to let it fully soak in. If youre engaging in activities where youre sweating a lot, reapply a couple of times during the day. Daniela Pranjic, spa manager of the Paradisus Punta Cana and the Paradisus Palma Real resorts in the Dominican Republic, encounters many guests who’ve landed in the Caribbean for a fun holiday in the sun and sand only to .e back looking like dark roast. You need to take it easy, especially in those first few days, Pranjic says. Before you jeer at those clueless vacationers, note that the same applies to the early days of summer, wherever you live. To prepare for any big spate of outdoor activities, Pranjic re.mends drinking lots of water and juices. Clothing-wise, a hat and sunglasses are a must, and she also suggests UV-protective shirts. Cant wait to dive in the pool? Go for it, but note that chlorine can deliver a double punch: stripping away your sun cream and drying out your skin. To deal with the latter, just remember to reapply after getting out of the water. You wont need sun cream for a night-time dip, but you might consider rubbing on some baby oil, which will repel the chlorine from your skin and thus keep it from drying out. And though chlorine kills germs in the water — a good thing — its not so good for your face. It will make you more prone to blackheads and whiteheads, says Alma G., so its important to exfoliate after youve been in the pool. If chlorine is killing your .plexion no matter what precautions you take, try going a little farther and taking a dip in the ocean instead. Although its still important to wear sun cream, saltwater can work wonders for the skin. It acts like a scrub, and dries out irritations, says Alma G. Surprisingly, blowing sand can also have benefits, acting as an exfoliant. But if youre going to spend an extended period of time exposed to this ocean-side loofa, make sure to rub on a good moisturiser before and after, lest your skin raw. and recovery Okay, so you got carried away frolicking in the smooth Goan sea with your summer crush and f.ot to reapply your sun cream. And now your nose is peeling and your neck is raw and itching. Not to worry: Alma G. has a host of home remedies in her arsenal to soothe and rehydrate burning skin. Capsules of Vitamin E, split open and gently spread over the affected areas, will speed up the healing process, as will aloe vera or olive oil. A slightly more time-consuming treatment Alma G. swears by is mixing whole milk and sweet apples in a blender to create a masque for the burned areas. Whatever you do, avoid the temptation to yank off the peeling skin — the new skin underneath will be extremely vulnerable, especially on your face. We know thats a tall order, but find some bubble wrap to pop instead and leave your poor skin alone. Thomas P. Farley is a regular writer for Mens Life Today. A manners and lifestyle expert, he is also creator of the blog What Manners Most , and host of the web television show New York Insider TV. Follow him on Twitter at mistermanners and newyorkinsider . About the Author: 相关的主题文章:


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