Can you use cold creams during summers?

cold creams during summers

Wondering if cold creams can be worn in summers? Asking this query is akin to asking if a scarf can be worn as part of your beach attire! The answer is always going to be NO!

KNOW ALL ABOUT COLD CREAMS- They are just as good at treating dry itchy skin on other sections of the body as they are on the face. Cold creams can make your skin feel moisturised and more even-textured, whether you have dry skin or just need some extra water to get through these cold winter months in the Netherlands. They are made up of four primary components: water, oil, an emulsifier, and a thickening agent.

But, these thickening agents are the primary reason why cold creams are not effective for summer days.

Why not try hydrating light moisturizer instead? This article contains the exact answer to why cold creams are not suitable for summers: 

COLD CREAMS DO NOT CONTAIN SPF- Your cold creams do not contain SPF, which sits on the surface of your skin and deflects the sun’s rays, allowing your skin to thrive and become more bouncy, plump, and most importantly, protected for the hot summer months. Even in the Netherlands, summer temperatures can reach 30-35°C, which can easily harm the skin if it is not well moisturised. Not only that, heat should be treated using the appropriate elements, be it in any corner of the planet.

COLD CREAMS AND MILD MOISTURIZERS- Beach parties and drink dates are the norms during the summer. Summers in the Netherlands are more light and breezy than dry. While keeping skin hydrated throughout the year is essential in the Netherlands, summers do not necessitate the use of cold creams. Cold creams are often thick and hydrating. It’s because they’re designed to cure dry, flaky skin. Summers in the Netherlands call for lighter hydration gels that are less thicker and have higher SPF protection.

COLD CREAMS HAVE A REPUTATION OF TANNING- Have you ever observed that when you use cold creams, your skin appears to be a few shades darker than it was before? Although it has a minor effect, cold creams are thick, oily, and greasy by nature. They assist in rehydrating the skin and combating winter dryness when applied liberally to the face. However, if you apply cold cream to your face and then go outside in the sun, you may appear pale and browned because the oil base draws more dust and pollutants, which forms a thin coating on your face. So, it’s better if you avoid the drab effects that cold creams might have throughout the heat.

COLD CREAMS ARE NOT SUN-PROOF- The only time a cold cream will be sun-proof is if it was made in such a way that it contains actual sunblock. In any case, if there is, the cold cream will not be suitable for the winter!

So, in all likelihood, cold creams are not the best choice for the summers.

on Tue Jan 11 2022

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