Skin care is not just about warding off UV rays and preventing breakouts, it is also about the right diet and lifestyle. The food you eat is as important as the products you apply on your skin. Crash diets and loading up on highly processed foods makes skin less supple and strong. Bad habits such as sleeping late and smoking causes premature ageing and acne.
Here are our top 10 practical skin care tips to improve your skin’s appearance.
- Wear Sunscreen Every Night, Three Weeks Before Your Beach Vacation
A daily dose of sunscreen is a must when the sun’s out, especially during summer.
While using sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is among the most common skin care tips, one dermatologist suggests prepping for the beach in a unique way.
Mount Sinai Medical Center Assistant Clinical assistant clinical professor of dermatology Jeannette Graf shares an interesting tip in Allure Magazine.
Graf’s piece of advice is to apply sunscreen two to three weeks beforehand. The sunscreen buildup on your skin makes it less susceptible to sunburn.
- Beware of the Margarita Sunburn
Lemons and limes which are mainly found in margaritas contain psoralen.
This organic compound increases skin sensitivity to UV rays.
This means you are in greater danger from the condition called phytophotodermatitis. This causes rashes that look pretty similar to sunburnt skin.
Most people are not aware of this.
So when you are out in the sun, skip margaritas to reduce your risks. However, the rashes fade away when treated just like the normal sunburn.
If you think you have margarita sunburn, visit your doctor. Anti-inflammatory ointmentsare often prescribed to minimise redness and irritation.