With summers comes the dull, irritated, dehydrated skin that is not worth showing off! Cosmetic and Celebrity Dermatologist from Appleskin Clinic, Dr. (Capt.) Deepti Dhillon claims ‘Hydration’ to be the key for skin care in summers. Skin cells contain natural chemicals that build up the natural moisturizing factor. The production and health of these factors define the balance of the skin and as the key ingredient for this moisturizing factor is water, any loss in the body’s water volume results in dehydration. Dehydration is similar to dry skin and includes rough, tight feeling, increased itching combined with peeling, redness and coarse thick skin. Simply water intake may not be the answer due to many other internal an external factors affecting skin dehydration. The most common factors affecting skin hydration levels are high temperatures, UV radiation, ageing, dryness due to excessive use of air conditioning, humidity, aggressive cleansing methods and strong active harmful ingredients in products, long hot showers, Drinking alcohol, coffee, and smoking, declining hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
Green tea has great cooling properties and along with soothing the skin in the heated month, a face scrub made with this ingredient helps in tightening the skin and removing any small imperfections caused due to seasonal skin damage. This scrub is as simple as mixing green tea with granulated sugar and water. This exfoliating scrub is light on the skin and gives an incredible instant glow and clears out the unevenness on the skin surface.