SKIN CARE TIPS FOR SUMMER

Summertime is still here but almost gone. And with it, a multitude of skin care issues too. The scorching heat, humidity and air pollution can cause pimples, rashes, acne, and many other infections you definitely do not want to deal with. So in order to keep your skin healthy and radiating, you need to pay special attention to your skincare routine, because, just like your wardrobe, your skin care needs a seasonal change too. Here are five easy tips that can help you do that.

 

STAY HYDRATED

Because summer comes with high temperatures and unbearable heat, staying hydrated is the first thing on your list of priorities. Not only should you drink lots of water (eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day!), natural juices, and eat a lot of vegetable and fruit salads to hydrate your body from the inside, but you should also think about upping your skin hydration level. So forget about heavy winter body butters, and instead, use something lighter, such as fast absorbing lotions, gels, and purees, which will moisturize your skin fast and keep the moisture in after showering.

 

EXFOLIATE

Exfoliation is important during summer because the UV light has a bad habit of damaging your skin cells. It will remove dead skin debris and improve hydration from lotions and other moisturizers. If you do not get rid of dead skin cells, they will make your skin look dull and dry, no matter how much lotion you use. So if you were wondering what the secret to glowing skin in the summer is, well, this is it! Grab a body scrub, and hit the shower!

 

USE SUNSCREEN

We’re aware that you probably haven’t spent your last year’s sunscreen, because let’s face it, we don’t use it as much as we should during the summer because we simply tend to forget. Still, sunscreens do not last forever, so throw away the one you have at home and go buy a new one (and make sure to be better this year). Buy a sunscreen that has UVA and UVB products and SPF 30 or 70. Too much sun is bad for your skin, but since this doesn’t stop us from spending crazy amounts of time at the beach during, skipping sunscreen is definitely a no-go.  

 

DON'T WEAR TOO MUCH MAKE-UP

Too much make-up can suffocate your skin, and you definitely do not want to worry about that when your skin is already under an amazing amount of stress during summer. Besides, under the merciless sun, natural looks best. But don’t think this means you shouldn’t use anything on your face – you still have to protect both your face and your lips with products with SPF.

 

WEAR BREATHABLE CLOTHES

Because you don’t want to sweat more than you already do, wearing tight clothes is definitely not on your repertoire this summer. Tight clothes can make your body itch and even cause irritation, so your go-to materials are definitely cotton and lighter fabrics, which will help you tackle heat more successfully and keep your skin healthy and fresh.

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