Summer Care For Skin


Our skin is the largest organ in our body.  It covers our muscles, veins and bones; and just
like our lungs, our skin breathes.  It is
made to regulate our body temperature and protects us from invading microbes. We
have to care for our skin – on the outside and from the inside.  As we are well into summer, the heat takes a
toll on our skin, and unless we care for it, it will shrivel away and age
fast.  We can determine a person’s age by
closely looking at his/her skin tone.

Our skin has three layers: epidermis, dermis, and
subcutaneous.   The epidermis is known as
the outer layer, the dermis is known as the middle layer, and the subcutaneous
is the inner layers.  All these layers
contain cells, oil glands, blood vessels, nerves, and hair follicles.  Exposing your skin damages the first layer
that protects the other two layers.

During summer the heat is intense, and prolonged exposure to
sunlight can cause cancer and other deadly skin conditions – wrinkles, burnt
patches, redness, dryness, etc.  It has
to be protected by keeping it cool, by applying sun screen lotions and
creams.  Protecting your skin will
greatly diminish sun-related skin problems. 
Take vitamins and drink lots of fluid to keep your skin
hydrated.  Here are some of the vitamins
you may consider taking during summer:
  • Vitamin
    – C
  • Vitamin
    – A
  • Vitamin
    – E
  • Vitamin
    – B complex
Vitamin – A is available in the form of lotion; applying
this to our skin reduces wrinkles and roughness on the surface.  Vitamin – C serum should be applied to the
face every day during summer because it protects the cells in the skin from
damage.  Vitamin – E cream or lotion
shields our skin from tissue damage. And, vitamin – B complex cream takes care
of the over all health of the skin – from A to Z.  It penetrates all the three layers of our skin
and takes care of it.
You may consider using coconut oil, sesame oil or ghee to
apply on your hands, neck, and face before going out in the sun.   They are powerful natural lotions that curb
the harmful rays of the sun. 
Another way to protect your skin is to drink lots of water,
consume fruit juices, and take frequent naps. 
Doing these will rejuvenate and put a natural glow on that skin.

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