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Summer Skin Care

There are several reasons why summer skin care is so important and why it should not be neglected by people, who live in sunny regions of our world. First of all, most of us are greatly concerned with how we are going to look when the time for ‘undressing’ comes. However, that is not the major reason why one has to pay special attention to summer skin care. For, during the summer season we are more exposed to the direct sun rays, which send out ultraviolet radiation. This UV radiation can have some very negative effects on your skin, can cause some serious skin damage and can even evoke such grave diseases as skin cancer. Therefore, summer skin care indeed becomes a matter of great importance.

Let us look at some effects UV radiation can produce on your skin and at some ways of applying proper summer skin care and protection. First of all, we should understand that UV radiation has two main types of it. Those are UVB and UVA types. The first one can produce skin sunburns, while the other one causes tanning. Nevertheless, both of them can be damaging to your skin. Therefore, your summer skin care treatments have to possess valid protection ingredients from both of them.

Now, one of the ways of providing summer skin care is moisturizing. For, during the hot season of the year skin can become dry and it needs all the moisture it can get to remain healthy and beautifully looking. There are two main types of moisturizers you may use. Those are liquid and cream moisturizers. The first type is good for less dry skin or for summer care for acne prone skin. Because, most people with acne prone skin condition tend to have problems with oily skin. Though, this does not mean that summer care for acne prone skin should not include moisturizing.

Another crucial aspect of summer skin care is using sunscreens. Not all sunscreens are equally good. For, some of them provide more UV protection than others. Selecting a sunscreen you should make sure it has both UVA and UVB coverage and has nothing less than 15 sun protection factor. Plus, using sunscreens for summer skin care you should keep in mind that they do not provide the desired skin protection right after their application. Thus, you should not apply them outside or on the beach, because it can take up to 20 minutes for them to really start working. Moreover, most of the sunscreens provide protection only for few hours and have to be re-applied every 2-3 hours or after every bathing or swimming.

All the above mentioned means of summer skin care can help you to avoid such undesirable and dangerous sun radiation effects on your skin, is aging, wrinkles, skin discoloration, etc.