Say no to summer shedding

As annoying as it feels, skin peeling, especially in this season, shouldn’t be treated lightly

By Author  |  Published: 14th Mar 2019  12:03 amUpdated: 13th Mar 2019  10:12 pm
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With sun being all suited up and ready to suck us dry, the moisture content in the skin is one of the most affected ones. Does your skin act as an indicator to the seasonal change? While dryness of the skin usually being attributed to the colder seasons, there are a few people who complain of burring sensations or shedding of their skin in the summers. If we want to treat this dryness, we must first understand what’s causing it.

With temperatures soaring up by the day, it’s obvious that the water content in the body must be getting affected. Body’s hydration is directly proportional to the texture of your skin, meaning, dehydrated body – dehydrated skin. Therefore, stocking up on liquids is the key to avoid summer shedding.

Air conditioners
AC rooms are our go-to places during summers. Though they might help and keep us cool, they also make the atmosphere drier, drying the skin cells further. Therefore, its best to stay off the ACs and turn to those good old fans instead.

Let go of the booze
Cut down on your alcohol intake, if you want to prevent dryness and shedding of your skin. Alcohol makes the body drier thus, dehydrating it from the inside out.

Over use of sanitizers robs the softness of your hands, leaving them all wrinkly and dry, which in turn, results in its peeling.

Swimming pools
With the sun aiming to roast us raw, all we want to do is cool off in a pool. As appealing as it sounds, it’s better to refrain from doing so, as the chlorine in the pool dissolves the moisture content of your skin. For those who enjoy swimming, it’s better to use sunscreen before stepping into the pool, that way, the lotion acts as a barrier between the chlorine in the water and your skin.

Excessive exfoliation
Scrubbing off your dry and dead skin is a good idea during this season, over exfoliation can trigger dryness. The practice does more harm than good, especially at a time when your skin is already exposed to a lot of heat.

The sun
The rays will rob the skin of its natural moisture, making it itchy and dry. Another factor is that excessive sweating might also give rise to all sorts of skin-related infections or allergies, especially during summers. So, it’s best to not to get too friendly with the sun.

Clogged pores
With heat and dust being routine during this time, blocked pores is an expected occurrence. This doesn’t allow the skin to breathe freely, resulting in decreased sweating and increased dryness