Warmer weather means it’s time to perfect your summer skincare routine. These are some tips to follow to keep your skin healthy and radiant during the summer.
Warm temperatures, beautiful clear skies, and the shining sun can only mean one thing: summer is finally here! Summer is one of the most celebrated seasons for a reason; the warm weather means picnics in the park, barbecues, and beach volleyball can now become the norm. While you’re planning all your summer activities, don’t forget to build your summer skincare routine. Time to adapt and adjust to the warm weather!
To help you build the perfect summer skincare routine, we’ve compiled the top 6 summer skincare tips that you can easily incorporate to keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful:
1. Always apply sunscreen! Even if it’s cloudy!
Sunscreen is the ultimate summer skincare essential. The sun’s UV rays can be extremely harmful to the skin. Unprotected exposure to the sun can burn the skin and reduce its elasticity, leading to premature skin ageing.
To protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays, wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and apply it on your face, hands, neck, ears, and lips. Make sure to reapply every hour, especially if you’re planning on having a beach day! Don’t forget your sunscreen on a cloudy day; UV rays can penetrate clouds and harm your skin.
2. Embrace the shade.
It may seem counterintuitive but, embracing the shade doesn’t mean staying inside or hiding from the sun altogether. Instead, try wearing sun-protective accessories and clothing such as sunglasses and wide-brim hats. They add an extra layer of protection without sacrificing your outdoor summer experience!
3. Cut Down on Makeup and Try Going Natural!
Makeup during the summer can clog your pores and contribute to acne. A full-face of foundation and concealer won’t last long during a hot summer day and will leave your face feeling sticky and oily. Try going natural this summer to let your skin breathe and save a bit of time and money. If you can’t get enough of makeup, purchase noncomedogenic makeup which, is summer-friendly, the formulation is less likely to clog your pores.
4. Hydrate from the Inside Out!
Water is the key ingredient to healthy and radiant skin; it helps flush toxins from the skin through sweat. Aim to drink at least 2-3 liters of water a day, especially if you plan on spending some time outdoors.
5. Don’t Forget Your Eyes!
Your eyes will likely be in direct contact with the sun’s harsh UV rays. Wear sunglasses and consistently moisturize your undereye to prevent harmful skin damage and wrinkles.
6. Exfoliate Gently Every Week.
Summer heat draws out the oils in your skin which can block your pores and result in acne. To help clean your skin, gently exfoliate at least once a week. Exfoliating will open your pores and improve the absorption of sunscreen and other moisturizers.
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