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 Humidity, pollution and the scorching sun this time of the year can take its toll on your natural glow. Read on for some quick remedies.

Get ready to face the sun with these skin care tips. A little bit of pampering will help your visage get the needed glow.

Exfoliate It is essential to exfoliate our skin as the dead skin cells can make our skin look dull and drab. By using lotions after lotions, you are only doing more harm to your skin as they don’t reach the skin deep owing to the dead skin cells which can only disappear after a good exfoliation. So, get that body scrub and gently rub it in circular movements on your entire body from the shoulders down and rinse clean.

Apply sunscreen generously A sunscreen that has UVA and UVB products and comes in SPF 30 and SPF 70 should be your ideal sunscreen lotion. We tend to get easily tanned in this scorching sunlight and what better way to prevent tan and a dry skin than going generous with your sunscreen lotion, not just on your face but you’re your other exposed body parts.

Don minimal make- up Less is more during summers.

You wouldn’t want your foundation or mascara dripping with your sweat, would you? If you must use basis then also follow face powder with SPF to hinder patchy dermis.

Try to avoid eye make as much as possible.

Drink enough water A minimum of 8 glasses of water is needed for our body daily. The need for water may increase during the summers as we lose a lot of water in perspiration. It is therefore advisable to keep yourself hydrated with water constantly. When outdoors, carry a water bottle with you and remember to drink at least once every 30 min. Water not only helps you feel fresh, but it also prevents dehydration and will help wash out a lot of toxins, the results of which will show on your complexion.

Hydrate your body There are lotions meant for the summer time. Skip the thick winter body butters and reach out for light summery lotions.

These should be fast absorbing.

Don’t forget your feet Boots and closed pairs are a big no- no for summers. Your feet need to breathe too. So opt for stylish sandals or comfortable flip- flops. Summer is also the time to go for pedicures to scrub off the dead dry skin which can make your feet look dull and dry. Keep a foot scrub and file in your shower and scrub your feet a few times a week to give some much- needed softness to your feet.

Super solutions A few quick tips to avoid dry skin during summers: . Avoid harsh cleaners, instead use a mild cleanser to wash your skin. Most soaps and body washes which are labeled “ antibacterial” or “ deodorant” can dry your skin.

. Take showers and baths in heat instead than hot water.

. Use a fragrance- free moisturizer after every shower and bath as it helps to trap moisturizer water in your skin.

. Elevate moisturizer with you, so that you would be able to practice it after washing your palms and when your dermis feels dry.

. To avoid prickly heat, wear light- weight, loose- fitting clothes made of cotton and try to keep your skin cool by using fans, cool showers, and air-conditioning when possible.

Protect your skin from the sun by wearing shades to protect the skin around your eyes.

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