As seasons change, so do our skin’s needs. While wintertime is infamous for dry skin troubles, summer comes with new challenges that can take their toll, prolonged exposure to like sunlight and salt water. Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to tweak your skin care routine for summertime for the months ahead. Below, we’re sharing tips for summer skin care to help you combat some of the most common summer skin problems so you can look your best this season.
According to The National Institute of Aging, sun damage can lead to age spots, wrinkles and dryness. Sun exposure can also lead to skin cancer, which is the most common form of cancer in the United States. And since most sun damage occurs during the summertime, it’s essential that you include SPF in your morning skin care routine. Don’t be afraid to be generous with your sunscreen application. When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun, you can’t be too careful.
Additionally, using a vitamin C serum can also help with sun protection while boosting your SPF. Apply the serum first and let it absorb into your skin before applying moisturizer and SPF.
Nothing helps protect your skin better from the sun than a physical barrier, like a hat or clothing. So when in doubt, cover up your skin to be sure it’s safe from the sun.
Dermatologists recommend cleansing your skin daily. However, if you sweat excessively in the heat, you may want to cleanse twice daily during the summer. This cant help to remove excess dirt and oil from your pores and protect your skin from breakouts.
In hot weather, skin is naturally more hydrated than during the cooler, dryer months of the year. As a result, thick creams and moisturizers may be too heavy on skin, causing excess grease and breakouts. Try swapping your face cream out for a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates your skin without making it greasy. Depending on your skin type, you may not need to moisturize your face in the summer as often as you do in the wintertime.
Beautiful skin starts from the inside out, so staying hydrated is one of the most important tips for summer skin care. Proper hydration helps skin stay soft, bouncy and healthy. It’s easier to become dehydrated in hot weather, so be sure to drink water throughout your summer days.
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