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Mastering Skincare for A Healthy Summer Glow

As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, summer presents the perfect opportunity to embrace a season of outdoor activities and vibrant living. This season beckons us to indulge in beach outings, hiking adventures, poolside lounging, and backyard barbecues. With school vacations and extended daylight, summer is synonymous with relaxation, rejuvenation, and outdoor fun. However, with all the joys and activities that summer brings, it also presents unique challenges for maintaining healthy skin.

This guide will provide you with essential tips and strategies to maintain optimal skin health throughout the summer. From hydration and sun protection to diet and after-sun care, we’ll cover all the bases to help you achieve and maintain that enviable summer glow. Embrace the season with confidence, knowing that your skin is well-protected and nourished, allowing you to fully enjoy the vibrancy and warmth of summer.

Hydration is Key

Hydration is not just about drinking water; it’s about keeping your skin moisturized as well. Summer heat and sun exposure can lead to dehydration, making your skin look dry and dull. Ensuring proper hydration helps maintain skin elasticity and a youthful appearance, while preventing the skin from becoming flaky and enhancing its natural glow.

  1. Drink Plenty of Water
    Aim for at least 8 glasses a day. Carry a reusable water bottle to remind yourself to sip frequently. Staying hydrated helps maintain skin elasticity and keeps it looking plump and youthful. Water also helps flush out toxins from your body, contributing to clearer skin.
  2. Moisturize Regularly
    Use a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated without clogging pores. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin for deep hydration. Applying moisturizer immediately after showering can help lock in moisture.
  3. Hydrating Foods
    Incorporate foods with high water content, such as cucumbers, watermelon, and oranges, into your diet. These not only help keep you hydrated but also provide essential vitamins and antioxidants.

Sun Protection

Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is paramount during summer. Sun damage can lead to premature aging, sunburn, and increase the risk of skin cancer. The following tips can significantly reduce these risks and keep your skin healthy:

  1. Use Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen
    Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every morning, even on cloudy days. Reapply every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating. Broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays, which can cause skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer.
  2. Wear Protective Clothing
    Opt for long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses to shield your skin from direct sunlight. Look for clothing with built-in UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor). This type of clothing is designed to block UV rays and can provide additional protection for areas of your skin that are most exposed.
  3. Seek Shade
    Whenever possible, stay in shaded areas during peak sun hours (10 AM to 4 PM) to avoid excessive sun exposure. Use umbrellas or seek natural shade under trees to protect your skin.

Nourish from Within

Your diet plays a significant role in your skin’s health. Eating nutrient-rich foods can help maintain a healthy, glowing complexion, support skin regeneration, and protect against oxidative stress, contributing to a radiant appearance.

  1. Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods
    Incorporate berries, leafy greens, and nuts into your diet. Antioxidants help combat free radicals caused by sun exposure. Free radicals can damage skin cells, leading to premature aging and increased risk of skin cancer. Foods rich in antioxidants, like blueberries, spinach, and almonds, can help protect your skin from these harmful effects.
  2. Include Healthy Fats
    Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, flaxseeds, and walnuts, can help maintain skin elasticity and hydration. Omega-3 fatty acids are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce the risk of acne and other skin conditions.
  3. Vitamins and Minerals
    Ensure you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals essential for skin health. Vitamin C (found in citrus fruits and bell peppers) aids in collagen production, while vitamin E (found in nuts and seeds) helps protect skin from oxidative damage. Zinc (found in lean meats and legumes) is crucial for skin repair and regeneration.
  4. Stay Hydrated Internally
    In addition to drinking water, consider hydrating beverages like coconut water, which is rich in electrolytes. Herbal teas, such as green tea, also provide hydration and antioxidants that benefit your skin.

After-Sun Care

Despite taking precautions, sometimes sunburns happen. Proper after-sun care can help soothe and repair your skin. The following are crucial steps to ensure your skin recovers effectively:

  1. Apply Aloe Vera
    Aloe vera gel can provide a cooling effect and aid in healing sunburnt skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness and swelling. Keep a bottle of aloe vera gel in the refrigerator for an extra cooling effect.
  2. Hydrate
    Drink plenty of water and use a hydrating lotion to replenish moisture lost due to sun exposure. Hydrating from within and externally helps your skin recover faster from sun damage.
  3. Avoid Further Sun Exposure
    If you have a sunburn, avoid further sun exposure until your skin has healed. Wear protective clothing and stay indoors during peak sun hours.
  4. Use a Hydrating Mask
    Consider using a hydrating face mask to provide intense moisture to sun-damaged skin. Look for masks with soothing ingredients like avocado, cucumber, and hyaluronic acid.
  5. Cool Showers
    Opt for cool or lukewarm showers instead of hot ones to prevent skin dryness and irritation. Hot water can strip your skin of natural oils, leaving it dry and more prone to irritation.

Maintain a Consistent Routine

Consistency is key to healthy skin. Stick to a regular skincare routine even when you’re traveling or enjoying outdoor activities. This consistency ensures that your skin receives the necessary care and protection it needs, regardless of your schedule or location.

  1. Morning Routine
    Cleanse, tone, apply serum, moisturize, and use sunscreen every morning. This routine helps prepare your skin for the day ahead and provides necessary protection.
  2. Evening Routine
    Remove makeup and cleanse your face thoroughly, apply toner, serum, and moisturizer. Consider using products with ingredients like retinol or peptides at night to support skin repair and regeneration.
  3. Weekly Treatments
    Incorporate weekly treatments like exfoliation and face masks to keep your skin in top condition.

Summing It Up

Prioritizing a comprehensive skincare routine tailored for summer is crucial for maintaining healthy, glowing skin. By focusing on hydration, effective sun protection, nutrient-rich eating habits, and proper after-sun care, you can shield your skin from the damaging effects of summer heat and UV exposure. Consistency in your skincare regimen, whether at home or while traveling, is key to sustaining skin health and resilience. As you enjoy the sun-filled days and outdoor activities of summer, remember that your skin reflects the care and attention you provide. By diligently hydrating, applying sunscreen regularly, and nourishing your body with antioxidant-rich foods, you not only defend against premature aging and sun damage but also enhance your skin’s natural radiance. By integrating these practices into your daily routine, you can confidently embrace the season’s joys while ensuring your skin remains vibrant and healthy.

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INDICATION
Lomaira™ (phentermine hydrochloride USP) 8 mg tablets, CIV is a prescription medicine used for a short period of time (a few weeks) for weight reduction and should be used together with regular exercise and a reduced-calorie diet. Lomaira is for adults with an initial BMI* of 30 or more (obese) or 27 or more (overweight) with at least one weight-related medical condition such as controlled high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. The limited usefulness of this drug class (anorectics), including Lomaira, should be measured against possible risk factors inherent in their use.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Don’t take Lomaira™ if you have a history of cardiovascular disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, stroke, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure or uncontrolled high blood pressure); are taking or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor drug (MAOI) within the past 14 days; have overactive thyroid, glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes), agitation or a history of drug abuse; are pregnant, nursing, or allergic to the sympathomimetic amines such as phentermine or any of the ingredients in Lomaira.

Taking phentermine with other drugs for weight loss is not recommended. Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), a rare fatal lung disease, has been reported in patients who had taken a combination of phentermine and fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine for weight loss. The possible association between phentermine use alone and PPH cannot be ruled out. Patients should report immediately if they experience any decrease in the amount of exercise that they can normally tolerate, shortness of breath, chest or heart pain, fainting or swelling in the lower legs.

Serious heart valve problems or disease have been reported in patients taking a combination of phentermine and fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine for weight loss. The possible role of phentermine has not been established, therefore the possibility of an association between heart valve disease and the use of phentermine alone cannot be ruled out.

If your body becomes adjusted to the maximum dose of phentermine so that its effects are experienced less strongly, the maximum dose should not be exceeded in an attempt to increase the effect.

Caution is advised when engaging in potentially hazardous activity such as driving or operating machinery while taking phentermine. Phentermine has the potential to be abused. Keep Lomaira in a safe place to prevent theft, accidental overdose, misuse or abuse. Using alcohol with phentermine may result in an adverse drug reaction.

Phentermine can cause an increase in blood pressure. Tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, even if it’s mild. If you are taking medicines for type 2 diabetes, your doctor may have to adjust these medicines while taking phentermine.

Some side effects of phentermine that have been reported include pulmonary hypertension, valvular heart disease, palpitations, increased heart rate or blood pressure, insomnia, restlessness, dry mouth, diarrhea, constipation and changes in sexual drive. These are not all of the potential side effects of phentermine. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

To report negative side effects of prescription drugs, contact FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or visit www.fda.gov/medwatch.

*Body Mass Index (BMI) measures the amount of fat in the body based on height and weight. BMI is measured in kg/m2.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Don’t take Lomaira™ if you have a history of cardiovascular disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, stroke, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure or uncontrolled high blood pressure); are taking or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor drug (MAOI) within the past 14 days; have overactive thyroid, glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes), agitation or a history of drug abuse; are pregnant, nursing, or allergic to the sympathomimetic amines such as phentermine or any of the ingredients in Lomaira.