I am Dr. Nikita Patel. Summer is near and along with it, there are issues of acne, pigmentation, dry and dehydrated skin. So here is a list of five things which you can do to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. Step 1- Cleanse. Use a good gentle skin cleanser at least twice a day. Exfoliate your skin at least once or twice a week using a Glycolic acid or Salicylic acid based cleanser. Do not overdo your cleansing and exfoliating as they will dry and dehydrate your skin further. Step 2- Moisturizing. Use a hydrating toner and a moisturizer. Use a cream or a lotion-based moisturizer if you have dry and sensitive skin.
If you have acne-prone or oily skin then use lightweight serums and gels which are easily available. Whenever you are picking a product look for ingredients like Hyaluronic acid or Vitamin C and aloe vera. These not only give the moisture in your skin but they also have anti-inflammatory benefits for skin. Step 3- Use a sunscreen. You should use a good sunscreen of at least SPF 30 or above. Use sunscreen at least half an hour before you go out in the sun and reapply the sunscreen every 3 hours. If you are more into outdoor activities or swimming use a water-resistant or sweat-resistant sunscreen. Use umbrella or hats to give you more sun protection.
Step 4 - Cleanse your skin at night. You can then use your anti-aging creams, your lightening creams and acne creams. I also give a lot of Vitamin C serum at night to just rejuvenate your skin. Step 5 - Include your diet rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and iron. They really give a good glow to your skin. Include at least 2 to 3 litres of fluid and water in your diet in an entire day. Avoid having a lot of alcohol, coffee, tea and beverages. You can include more of things like buttermilk or coconut water or even nimbu pani this summer. So the whole point of today's talk is to tell you that skin care is not very complicated. It need not be very difficult to follow. It is not very time-consuming. Just follow these basic steps to have a healthy and beautiful skin not just this summer but all throughout the year.
So happy summers to you and thank you!