What are the effects of sun exposure on the skin? For the irresponsible way you treat your skin especially during summer, it often punishes you with oiliness, pigmentation and irritation.
The main problem that our skin faces especially during summer time is the damage caused by the ultraviolet light from the sun. UV light is a real troublemaker – not only that it can cause sunburns but it can also damage the structure of collagen and elastic fibers causing so called ageing. UV light is not only harmful to the skin but can also cause several oncological conditions. This is why dermatologists insist that we use high SPF sunscreens to prevent problems associated with UV light. Other than using SPF products there are several ways of adjusting your skincare routine for the summer.
High temperature is another one of our skin’s numerous enemies. During hot weather, we tend to sweat more. The sebum from the skin dissolves in sweat and gives our skin an oily shine. Besides that, oil from the skin mixed with sweat and dust may clog up your pores and cause inflammation in a form of spots or blackheads. To prevent this from happening, a correct daily skincare routine for your type of skin should be picked.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when specialized skin cells called melanocytes are excessively stimulated, causing them to produce more pigment than required. This overstimulation results in some areas of the skin being darker than the others. To get rid of hyperpigmentation many whitening products are used, however, some of them may irritate the skin. Other than that, a high SPF will help you prevent hyperpigmentation.
During hot weather, moisture tends to evaporate away from the surface of our skin, leaving it dry. This may lead to a speed up the ageing and wrinkling due to dehydration. Products which allow the skin to retain water for longer times should be used. You may have come across the names of the main ingredients – glycerine and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is important for retaining water inside the skin, whereas glycerine helps our skin stay hydrated from the outside.