Beauty & Fashion

Healthy summer skin

Healthy summer skin

Summer can be a hazardous time for our skin. Here are 10 tips to keep your skin looking healthy this summer

Dr. Fatima Bhabha & Dr. Zaheda Bhabha are the superwoman trying to make a difference in the Aesthetics and Medical Industry for Women by Women! Their aesthetics practice, BEAUTY & CURVES offers a wide variety of treatments and they’re here to share their top summer beauty tips.

Protect your skin

Always keep some sunscreen with you. The sun’s effect is even greater in summer and you should therefore always apply sun protection to your face and body. Even if it’s cloudy, harmful UV radiation can still put major stress on your skin. You should be using a shot glass full for your body and a full teaspoon just on your face. Reapply it every 1-2 hours that you are in the sun to ensure a summer full of safe sun fun.

Drink enough water – make it your best friend

During the summer you should always have a water bottle with you. Try to drink two to three litres of water a day in summer to keep your fluid levels up and to help your skin stay hydrated.

Remember your cleavage

The neck and décolletage are too often neglected and can suffer from premature ageing without you realising. Your face might look wrinkle free, but any man will tell you that this area (once so smooth and plump) can reveal a lady’s real age. As a rule of thumb, treat your neck and décolletage area as an extension of your face, continuing product application right the way down, be it cleanser, toner, moisturiser, serum, exfoliant or treatment mask. The earlier you start getting into this routine, the more grateful you will be later on down the line.

Exfoliate regularly

Our skin sheds cells every minute of every day, which results in dull, dry looking skin, particularly sun exposed skin as it dehydrates quickly. However, as much moisturiser you apply, your skin will never look glowing without removing these dead skin cells. Rejuvenation treatments such as exfoliations and nurturing masks restore the skin’s health and balance, so to ensure a healthy glow for the summer months, be sure to exfoliate 1–2 times a week

Go for minimal make-up

During summer less make-up is best. Under the intolerant sun, natural looks are best. If you intend to use foundation then also apply face powder with SPF to avoid patchy skin. To protect your lips always use a gloss or a lip balm with an SPF of 15 to make your lips fresher. Eye make-up is something which should be very much avoided in summers.

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