Summer Skin Care Tips and Tricks

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05 Jun Summer Skin Care Tips and Tricks

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to get outside, shed layers of clothing and enjoy the hot summer sun you’ve missed through the dreary winter months. While summer is a great mood lifter, it can have some negative effects on your skin, if you let it. So let’s shine some light (pun alert!) on the best summer skin care to help your skin stay healthy and beautiful throughout the summer.

Sunshine Smunshine

The biggest culprit in harming your skin during your summer is the sun. About 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, and overexposure to the sun is directly linked to skin cancer, not to mention sun’s contribution to wrinkles, dryness and red spots as well. So it’s important to take the proper precautions when being out in the sun. You can use clothing, hats and shaded areas to do protect your skin, but what fun is that? When you really want to be out in the sun, your best defense is going to be a good sunscreen. With so many different options of SPFs and scents, you should try different ones and find one you really like. The key things you will need to look for in your sunscreen is an SPF of 30 or higher and a waterproof sunscreen if you plan to be in water or doing sweaty physical activity. If you tend to break out easily, look for an oil-free sunscreen, which won’t clog your pores like some sunscreens.

Scrub it Off

Exfoliation is a summer skin care secret, and it’s imperative for people who live in dry and humid climates alike. People who live in dry climates will need to slough away all the dry, flaky skin that’s a result of their environment. On the other hand, in a humid climate, pores will look more obvious, and clearing away dead skin will reduce the look of pores and help keep them from getting clogged. If you are currently not exfoliating, start doing so a couple days a week this summer. If you are currently exfoliating, add an extra day or two to your skin care regimen.

Drink it Up

No, not that kind of drinking. (OK, some of that kind of drinking.) H2O, agua, water – you need all of it and lots of it to stay hydrated during the hot summer months. While adding lotion to your skin on a daily basis is a good idea, that isn’t going to help if you’re not hydrating from the inside. You should already be drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day to help promote health in your skin and other parts of your body, but as the temperatures start to rise, you will get dehydrated more easily as your body produce more sweat – and your skin will pay the price. This will be even truer in a climate that is very dry. If you don’t already own one, go out and buy a nice water bottle that you can carry with you and drink from throughout the day. The more it’s in your face, the more it will remind you to hydrate.

Switch Up the Makeup

The last summer skin care tip is your makeup selection, which should become more minimal in the summer months. Want to create a summer glow without getting too much sun and without applying gobs of makeup? Instead of using your foundation this summer, switch it out with a daily moisturizer that has a gradual self-tanner. This will give you the moisture your skin needs with a little bit of color. If you aren’t ready to completely rid your skin of a base coat, the summer months are certainly a good time to lighten the load of the makeup you use. You can also consider using a BB cream or CC creams, which moisturize while providing sun protection and a hint of tint for coverage.

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