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The Summer is here!! Skin Care Tips
We are here to help you in taking care of your skin as we know you don’t want your skin to get sunburnt or or tanned due to the scorching heat. The skin is the largest organ in the human body . It is in constant interaction with the external world protecting your body from all kinds of insults.
India is a tropical country and the summers are harsh. Thanks to our brown skin, we are naturally protected from the adverse effects of sun exposure. However, our skin needs supplemental care, especially in summer. The melanin pigment of skin absorbs sunlight( UV light) and protects our skin from harmful effects of UV light. The darker the skin, more is the melanin and better is the protection. This is the reason why incidence of skin cancers in India is remarkably less when compared the west.
At first let us understand a little about UV light, what damages it can cause to our skin. Ultraviolet Light is a part the electromagnetic spectrum reaching the Earth. Its wavelength range is 200 – 400nm. There are 3 types of UV rays
- UVA – 320- 400nm – 95% of UV Light reaching Earth’s surface, implicated in tanning. SPF of sunscreens donot reflect protection from UVA. Only sunscreens with broad spectrum action block UVA
- UVB – 290- 320nm – most of it filtered by ozone layer, only about 5% reaches earth’s surface. It causes most of the sun exposure related diseases in us. SPF of sunscreens indicate the level of protection they offer against UVB
- UVC – 200-290nm – lethal to all the living organisms – completely filtered out by ozone layer.
What can happen if you do not use proper sun protection?
We all know sun burn and tanning are the most common adverse effects of unchecked sun exposure, though sun burn is common in light skinned people and tanning is common in dark skinned individuals. UV exposure may also suppress the immune function, cause premature ageing of the skin, photo carcinogenesis and also implicated in cataract formation. Some individuals who are prone may also develop solar urticaria, polymorphous light eruptions, chronic actinic dermatitis and many more UV related skin diseases.
What can we do to protect our skin from sun damage?
- Avoid going out in the sun from 10 am to 4 pm. UV index is high in this time period.
- Use broad spectrum sunscreens
- Use sunscreens in advised amounts – The teaspoon rule of applying sunscreen is as follows: Apply slightly more than ½ teaspoon (~3ml) to each arm, to the face and the neck. On each leg, the chest and back, apply slightly more than a teaspoon (~6ml).
- Physical sunscreens provide a better protection and chances of allergy to them are low. They usually contain titanium dioxide as the active agent.
- Physical protection is the best form of sun protection. Cover-up garments, garments that cover the arms, legs and torso, umbrella use, wide brimmed hats and sunglasses are recommended for greater UV protection.
- Fibers are classified in three distinct groups based on their UV absorbing properties
- Group 1: Polyester, which is the best UV absorber
- Group 2: Wool, silk and nylon
- Group 3: Cotton and rayon (cellulosic fibers), which are the poorest absorbers
- Factors that affect UPF(UV Protection Factor) of a fabric are
- Tightly woven thicker fibers have better UPF.
- Washing increases UPF because of shrinkage whereas hydration decreases it.
- Fabrics prone to stretch have lower UPF
- Chemical treatment with bleaching agents results in attenuation of UV rays.
- Colored fabric has greater UPF.
- Greater the distance of a fabric from the skin, better is the photoprotection.
- Research has shown that the best protection is achieved by application 15-30 minutes before exposure, followed by one reapplication 15-30 minutes after the sun exposure begins. Further reapplication is only necessary after activities such as swimming, sweating and rubbing.
Does the use of sunscreens lead to Vitamin D deficiency?
UVB is required for synthesis of vitamin D precursors in the skin. However studies have failed to establish a proven association between sunscreen usage and vitamin D deficiency. It is also important to note that most of the Indians are Vitamin D deficient irrespective of the sunscreen use. Vitamin D plays an essential role in bone health, also seem to have some protective roles in preventing colorectal cancers, breast cancers, prostate cancers and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. We recommend the encouragement of dietary enrichment or supplementation by vitamin D. Some of the food items rich in vitamin D include fatty fish species like cat fish, salmon, tuna, fish liver oils like cod liver oil;. vitamin D fortified food products like packaged milk and juices are also available.
Routine care of the skin in summer
Use the products suitable to your skin type. You may need to change your facial cleansers, moisturisers and sunscreens in summer. Your skin is generally not as dry in summer as it used to be in winter. So a light moisturizer may be preferred in dry skin types and normal/oily skin types may not require one or use gel/ lotion based ones. You sweat more and dust settling on skin is also more in summer. So use a cleanser containing hydroxy acids for better cleansing action provided your skin tolerates them. Use cleanser 2-3 times a day, excessive cleansing may lead to dryness as well as acne. However you wash your face just with plain water if you sweat more. Follow the sun protection advice as mentioned above.
We all the importance of hydration in body’s health in summer. It holds good to skin as well. Dehydrated skin does not perform its protective functions well and it is also more prone for damage and infections. So drink at least 2-3L of water everyday. Stay away from aerated drinks and fruit juices with added sugar. They can cause osmotic dehydration, add unnecessary empty calories, may as well increase your acne.
Do not forget to take care of your Lips, Eyes and Hair!!
- Use a lip balm regularly, preferably the one which offers some sun protection.
- Donot forget to apply sunscreen around your eyes as most people forget to apply sunscreen around eyes. Use UV protective sunglasses to prevent cataract formation.
- Your hair also gets damaged by UV rays. Wear a hat or use scarves to prevent possible damage.
What food to eat?
Apart from your routine diet, have fruits and veggies with high water content like watermelon, cucumber, musk melon in plenty. Citrus fruits have a lot anti-oxidants and are great help in damage repair of your skin.
I had applied melanocyl lotion twice to a white patch on my skin, but the surrounding skin has turned brown and a bit swollen as if it is burnt. This was applied a week ago. It was itching and red initially but now the skin is brown and not itching. Will thr brown skin heal on it's own and get back the original colour? How long will it take? Is any medication required for treating the brown skin?
I used derobin in my head for growing hair but after I applied it. My skin get burnt nd some of area got red so what should I use to remove that red area. And should I continuously use derobin or stop using it .is it beneficial for growing hair ol not?
I am 18, using demelan cream does it have any side effects and for how many days should I use it? How to reduce suntan from face and hands my hands are 3 shades darker than my thighs? Can I remove tan?
I am experiencing rashes in my vagina and its keeps itching me I tried cleaning it out .even drink aloe of water took becosules capsules as I thought it may be due to body heat but non-works. So please guide which medication I have to take?
Dry skin is a condition caused by the lack of moisture in skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are just some of the conditions, which may be caused due to dry skin. Dry skin can also be very uncomfortable. The condition is mostly caused by environmental factors such as exposure to harsh weather conditions or getting soaked in hot water.
People at risk:
- Age: People who are older than 40 years of age tend to be more at risk of dry skin than people who are younger than 40 years.
- Climate: As mentioned earlier, weather conditions play a pivotal role in causing dry skin. Therefore, people who live in areas where the climate is either very hot or very cold tend to get dry skin more often than people who live in temperate climates. Low humidity is another factor which causes dry skin.
- Profession: Some professions, such as nursing or hairstyling requires frequent usage of hot water all through the day, which can also lead to dry skin.
- Swimming: Swimming is one of the major causes of dry skin. This is especially true in pools, which have chlorine. This is because chlorine increases the itchiness on your skin.
- Lifestyle changes: Usually, lifestyle changes such as avoiding long, hot showers and putting moisturizers are good enough to make sure that dry skin goes away.
- Lactic acid: Creams with lactic acid and urea can be prescribed by your doctor, if the dryness of your skin does not go away with moisturizers. These creams are usually over-the-counter medications.
- Prescription creams: Prescription creams are given, only when conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis or ichthyosis are present.
- Wet dressing: Wet dressing is given only when dermatitis has set in, as it mostly help in preventing the infection.
- Oiling: Oiling your body, especially with fish or flaxseed oil, ensures that your body does not succumb to dry skin.
- Hand sanitizer: Avoid using hand sanitizers and harsh handwashes.