Summertime is finally upon us! The warm weather brings all sorts of seasonal fun, but it can also be harsh on your delicate skin. Heat can cause irritation, sweat can clog your pores, and those pesky UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin. Luckily, there are a few products and tips that can help you get the fresh glowing summer skin that you’re craving this year. Here are 8 tips to help you achieve healthier skin this summer.
The first step of healthy summer skin, and arguably the most important, is to find yourself a good sunscreen with a suitable SPF. While some people with more fair complexions might need to go a bit higher, most dermatologists recommend that you wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 on your face, daily. Wearing sunscreen not only prevents premature aging and wrinkles, but it also protects you from harmful sun damage. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of skin cancer, which can be immensely dangerous later on in life.
If you want to prevent sun damage, but still want that classic sun-kissed glow, a self tanner might be a great addition to your routine. A self tanner can get you a great tanned look without damaging UV rays. You have to be careful with self-tanner on the face, as many of them contain pore-clogging ingredients that can lead to breakouts. Look for a tanner that is specifically made for the skin on our face, preferably an oil-free formula.
Usually during the summertime, you show a little bit more skin than you would during the other seasons of the year. For silky smooth summer skin, try adding in a scrub to your shower routine. A sugar or salt scrub is probably too abrasive for your face, but it might do wonders for rough knees and cracked heels.
While we all know how important it is to moisturize your face, it is equally important to take care of the skin on your lips. During the summertime, lips often face more sun damage than the rest of your face. Try to find a good lip balm with some SPF in it so that you stay both moisturized and protected.
Like we discussed earlier, usually summertime comes along with a little extra skin showing, In order to make sure that you stay hydrated and glowing, try out a body oil to lock in hydration all day. Make sure that you're careful to apply sparingly and allow it to fully soak into the skin before going out into the sun. Wet oil on the skin can magnify UV rays exponentially and can cause burns and advanced sun damage, so be careful with this one.
During the summertime, we’re all battling the heat and humidity that comes along with warmer weather. Makeup can sit heavily on our heated skin, or slide off with sweat and smudge. During these hotter months, try to lighten up your routine. There are lots of creative swaps that you can make to weather-proof your makeup. Switch out your heavy liquid foundation for a mineral powder alternative. It's lighter, helps control excessive shine and oil, and wont trap as much sweat in your pores. There are even a lot of mineral makeup powders that have SPF in them, so you can reapply throughout the day without worrying about messing up your makeup look.
This may seem obvious, but healthy skin starts on the inside, so make sure that you're taking care of your health as well. Staying properly hydrated has amazing benefits for your skin. It keeps it fresh, bouncy, and helps to maintain moisture. At least 8 glasses a day is commonly recommended for healthy hydration levels.
One thing that many people don't think about incorporating into their routine is a good Vitamin C serum. These serums can help treat hyperpigmentation. Many people that struggle with hyperpigmentation tend to notice heightened instances during the summertime due to the additional irritation that heat can cause.
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