As we enter into the summer months, it’s only natural to start spending more time outdoors, in the sun, and enjoying all that fresh air. And while people make the assumption that it is the winter months that are the hardest on your skin, in reality, all that sunshine, warmth, and humidity can be just as harsh on your skin – especially the delicate skin on your face. So, how do you make sure that you keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant all summer long?
Here we’ll take a look at some summer skin tips that you can use to create your own skincare routine. You’ll get almost immediate results and you’ll find that lovely healthy glow will stick with you all season.
Sunscreen Is an Absolute Must
One of the best ways to prevent damage, dark spots, dryness, and the early signs of aging is to ensure you’re wearing sunscreen each and every day. Sunscreen is a vital step in ensuring your skin stays healthy. And don’t forget, sunscreen isn’t just a summer thing; rather it is necessary year-round.
As for what level of SPF protection you need for your face, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends SPF 30 or higher. If you happen to have very fair skin and/or burn easily when in the sun, then you’ll definitely want to get something higher than SPF 30. Because people tend to sweat a lot in the summer, and swim, it’s also a good idea that your summer sunscreen is waterproof.
Keep in mind there are a few tips for applying sunscreen. First you want to be sure you are applying a liberal amount, and that you reapply every two hours while out in the sun. If you happen to be sweating a lot or you go swimming, sunscreen needs to be reapplied after you dry off.
Use a Lightweight Moisturizer
Another tip is to use a lightweight moisturizer on your face. This is especially true if you have oily or combination skin as you are probably producing extra levels of “greasiness” thanks to sweating in the hot sun. Gel and water-based moisturizers are an excellent option as they sink into the skin right away and don’t leave a heavy or greasy residue, yet they offer optimum levels of moisture.
Be sure to look for one with hyaluronic acid as it works to draw moisture to your skin and lock it in. It also gives an instant plumping look to any fine lines you may have and leaves your skin looking healthy and glowing.
Embrace What a Hydrating Serum Can Do for Your Skin
A hydrating serum is another fabulous product to have in your arsenal as this works deeper than your moisturizer and can perform a different task. Serums can help to offer deep and lasting hydration, calm the skin, help to reduce the early signs of aging, calm any redness and aging, reduce skin irritation, and more.
Exfoliate Your Skin
The final tip is to make sure that you exfoliate your skin on a regular basis so that you can reveal that fresh, glowing, and healthy skin. Ideally it should be a gentle exfoliation, as you don’t want to be using anything too harsh or potentially damaging to your skin. There are both physical and chemical exfoliating treatments you can use at home, so make sure you’re using just one at a time, not both.
Your Road to Healthy and Glowing Skin
By following these simple tips and including them in your daily skincare routine, you’ll find that you are able to reveal that most beautiful, healthy, and glowing looking skin this summer.