Drink More Water
You must have heard this many times (especially if you live in a sun-drenched country such as Saudi Arabia). Your skin is an organ made up of mostly water and your entire body is made of about 60 % water! Not only does water help your skin stay youthful and regain its shine, it also plays an important role in all functions from digestion to detox to circulation and nerve function. So, how much water is enough? Most people need to drink the equivalent of half their body weight in ounces. However, water requirements for different people are very different, and can vary based on the climate you live in, your activity level, your size and your diet. Drinking water is the best way you can help hydrate our skin from the inside out.
Get More Vitamin C
Vitamin C is definitely an important supplement where your skin and health are concerned. It aids the body in maintaining healthy collagen (a structural protein that supports the tissue of your skin), helps build the muscle and blood vessels, and also shields the skin from the visible impacts of environmental elements that affect the surface of the skin, including free radicals. You can either find your daily dose of Vitamin C from foods such as peaches, lemons, grapefruit limes, watermelons, berries and other summer vegetables, or take it as a skin supplement along with other phytophenols and plant-based proteins.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Your skin is very susceptible to the side effects from sun damage, especially in the summer months. Be sure to always limit your time in the sun; avoiding the sun between 10 am and 3pm, when the sun is most intense and use an effective broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or more, or a sunburn protection with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 40 to 50 to protect against UV-A and UV-B rays, as exposure to sun can do some serious internal damage to your skin. A UPF of 40 to 50 blocks about 98% of the sun’s rays. Make sure to use sun protection every single day and reapply every 2-4 hours depending on your outdoor activities.
Build a Daily Facial Skincare Routine
A daily skincare routine can help you maintain overall skin health and get rid of specific skin-based concerns like acne, scarring, and dark spots. If you wear makeup every day, then it is recommended that your use a water-soluble makeup remover. Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells / greasy build-up for a clearer, smoother skin. Use a sulfate-free cleanser to purify your skin and then use a good quality, alcohol-free toner to close up open pores and balances your skin PH. A light moisturizer with SPF of 30 or greater in the morning will hydrate your skin as well as protect it from the harsh sun. Apply an antioxidant serum at night alleviate any oxidative skin damage from free radicals.
The key to good skincare routine steps is choosing the right product for your skin type. Explore and purchase a range of skincare products for all skin types and needs at Al Nahdi Pharmacy.