4 Effective Men’s Skin Care Tips for the Great Aussie Summer
News Flash: The Australian summer season is underway with temperatures ranging from up to 44 degrees Celsius.
Boy is that scorching! But you wouldn’t let the heat beat the fun now, would you? Being in the southern hemisphere of the globe, summer in the Land Down Under is from December to February. It is the season to surf the waves and go outdoors. It is the time to take a break from all the fuss and just be care free. However, having all the fun this summer doesn’t necessarily mean that you’d have to get careless about your body, especially your skin. In fact, it is during this season that your skin needs extra attention. So, guys pay a little more interest to these simple summer skin care tips or else you’d end up with an embarrassing case of tan lines or excruciating sunburn (ouch).
Skin care tip 1. Try scratching on any surface of your body. Did white lines appear? Well, that’s simply because your skin is dry. What you need is a moisturizer to keep your skin from drying out. Not only that, moisturizer also prevents your face from being too oily and icky. In this way, you’re always ready to put your handsome game face on, minus the dry skin, shiny nose, and sweaty forehead.
Skin care tip 2. This summer, your skin needs double protection from the scorching sun and what better way to do that than to apply sunscreen? This is essential for you to keep those hideous tan lines at bay, prevent the dreaded sunburn, and even skin cancer. Yes, you read it right – skin cancer. According to the Cancer Council Australia, severe sunburn causes 95% of melanomas, the deadliest form of skin cancer. They also stated that, “tanning is a sign that you have been exposed to enough ultraviolet (UV) radiation to damage your skin.” So this indicates that those tans, contrary to what people think, are not so healthy at all. Moreover, their reports indicated that the five-year relative survival rate for melanoma is 90% for Australian men and 94% for Australian women. So if you’re thinking of skipping sunscreen, you might want to think again.
Skin care tip 3. Wash your face and even your whole body with a face and body wash that works for you. What does that mean? Sometimes, your skin doesn’t react well with certain products so it is best to be mindful of what is suitable for your skin type. Face and body wash are important to cleanse the pores and rinse the sweat so you’ll look and smell good throughout the day.
Skin care tip 4. Lip balm truly comes in handy. The summer heat will definitely take a toll on your lips because they dry up and get cracked, leaving patches of skin coming off your lips. Lip balm keeps your lips plump and kissable all summer so don’t overlook this skin care essential for you to be ready for those heated moments under the sun.
Engaging in every summer activity under the warm Aussie sun is as essential as taking care of your skin. Just follow these simple guidelines to proper skin care and I assure you, your summer will definitely be a blast!
5 WAYS TO TREAT SUNBURN
Sunburn is a very painful skin problem usually caused by long exposure to sunlight. It normally creates a pinkish to reddish look and produces a feeling of a burning sensation on skin. It inflicts long-lasting, wrinkle-inducing damage on skin. This case can lead to serious skin cancer if not avoided. But it’s preventable by using the right products (sunscreen, shade and clothing)
Here 5 ways to ease the pain and maybe, lessen the damage.
- Do not wait until you feel it.
- Act quickly. Get out of the sun if you already feel a tingling of a burn or notice reddening on your skin. “Sunburn tends to sneak up on us. It can take four to six hours for the symptoms to develop,” says Barton Schmitt, a dermatologist. Start the treatment just right as soon as you feel it or even just see it on your skin. So a simple skin reddening can turn into a serious and a painful skin problem.
- Soothe your skin
- Moisturise your skin after a cool shower bath to soothe your skin. It is advisable to use moisturizing cream which are made of organic as it may contain natural extract of Vitamin C and E which are known to help lessen skin damage. Do not scrub, pick or peel it as it may cause too much pain. Re-apply moisturizing cream at least 2 times a day to avoid itchiness.
- Hydrate from within.
- After a topical action using creams, drink extra water and juice extracts. It will help the skin yearn back drawn fluids usually caused by any burns.
- Assess the damage skin.
- Observe the damaged skin in one week and if notice, burns produce blisters, seek a medical attention right away as it just simply explains that the sunburns you got cannot be treated at home.
GENERAL TIP: Always use sunscreen when planning to go under the sun. Let it be absorbed by the skin in 30 minutes before going out.
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