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Summer Skincare: Busting 5 Common Myths and Revealing the Facts

by Pokonut India 04 May 2023 0 Comments

Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Neeraj Bansal, BAMS

Written by Our Editorial Team

Summer is a time when we all love to soak up the sun, go to the beach, and enjoy outdoor activities. However, it's also a time when our skin can suffer from the harsh effects of the sun, heat, and humidity. That's why it's essential to have a proper summer skin care routine to keep your skin healthy and glowing. In this article, we will debunk some of the most common myths about summer skin care and provide you with Ayurvedic tips for a healthy summer skin care routine.

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Myth #1:

You Don't Need Sunscreen on Cloudy Days One of the most common myths about sunscreen is that it's only needed on sunny days. However, this is not true. Even on cloudy days, the sun's harmful UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds and cause damage to your skin. That's why it's essential to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, regardless of the weather.

Ayurvedic Tip:

Ayurveda recommends using natural ingredients such as aloe vera, neem, and sandalwood for protecting the skin from the sun. You can make a natural sunscreen at home by mixing aloe vera gel, neem oil, and sandalwood powder.

 Myth #2:

You Only Need to Apply Sunscreen Once a Day Another common myth about sunscreen is that it only needs to be applied once a day. However, this is not true. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours, especially if you're spending time outdoors or in the water. Sweat and water can also reduce the effectiveness of sunscreen, so it's essential to reapply regularly.

Ayurvedic Tip:

Ayurveda recommends using coconut oil as a natural sunscreen. Coconut oil has natural SPF properties and can protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to your skin before going out in the sun and reapply every two hours.

Myth #3:

You Don't Need Moisturizer in the Summer Many people think that they don't need to moisturize their skin in the summer because the humidity will keep their skin hydrated. However, this is not true. The sun, heat, and air conditioning can all dry out your skin, leading to flakiness, itchiness, and even wrinkles. Don't let the misconception that oily skin doesn't need moisturizing prevent you from taking proper care of your skin this summer. Even if you have oily skin, it still requires daily moisturization with a natural face cream. However, it's essential to choose the right type of moisturizer. Heavy face creams can make your skin feel greasy and contribute to breakouts, but a natural face cream with a lightweight formula can help to maintain the oil balance of your skin while keeping it hydrated during the summer months. So, when selecting a moisturizer for your oily skin, ensure that it's a natural face cream with a lightweight formula to keep your skin healthy, fresh, and hydrated this summer.

Ayurvedic Tip:

Ayurveda recommends using natural ingredients such as aloe vera, rosewater, and sandalwood to hydrate and moisturize your skin in the summer. You can make a natural moisturizer by mixing aloe vera gel, rosewater, and sandalwood powder.

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Myth #4:

Exfoliating More Often is Better Exfoliating is an essential part of any skin care routine, but it's important not to overdo it. Exfoliating too often can damage your skin and cause irritation, redness, and even breakouts.

To maintain the health and radiance of your skin this summer, it's important to handle it with care. Harsh scrubbing can damage the delicate skin, so a gentle buffing with soothing ingredients is all that's required. Incorporating a scrub with antioxidant-rich ingredients into your skincare routine can be an added bonus, providing your skin with an extra layer of protection against harmful environmental factors. Remember, your skin is a precious asset, and by taking gentle care of it, you can ensure that it stays refreshed and healthy all summer long.

Ayurvedic Tip:

Ayurveda recommends using natural ingredients such as turmeric, chickpea flour, and honey for exfoliating your skin. You can make a natural exfoliating scrub by mixing chickpea flour, turmeric, and honey.

Myth #5:

All Sunscreens are Created Equal Not all sunscreens are created equal. Some sunscreens contain harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin, while others may not provide enough protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.

Ayurvedic Tip:

Ayurveda recommends using natural sunscreens that contain ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These natural ingredients provide effective protection from the sun's harmful UV

In conclusion, taking care of your skin during the summer months is essential for maintaining healthy, glowing skin. However, it's important to separate myths from facts to ensure that you're using the best practices for your skin care routine. By incorporating Ayurvedic tips into your summer skin care routine, you can not only protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun but also provide it with the nourishment and hydration it needs to look its best. Remember to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, reapply every two hours, moisturize your skin, exfoliate gently, and choose natural and safe skin care products. By following these tips, you can enjoy the summer sun while keeping your skin healthy and radiant.

About Doctor :

Dr. Neeraj Bansal, BAMS

Dr. Neeraj Bansal is a seasoned Ayurveda practitioner with over 10+ years of
experience in the field. Holding a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
(BAMS) degree, Dr. Bansal has dedicated his career to the holistic and
traditional practices of Ayurveda. He specializes in various treatments
including Panchakarma, herbal medicine, and lifestyle counselling, aiming to
promote overall well-being and balance in his patients' lives.

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