Each season of the year will call for changes in your skin care routine. After all, as the weather and climate changes, it’s important to adapt your routine to keep your skin healthy and radiant. In the summer, the heat can really make an impact on the health of your skin. It can cause your skin to be too dry, be too oily and can even cause acne and rashes. Use these tips to learn how to keep your summer skin healthy and beautiful.
1. Use Sunscreen Everyday to Prevent Skin Damage & Premature Aging
Without a doubt, the number one way to keep your skin healthy in the summer is by using sunscreen every day. Most people are well aware of the fact that overexposure to the sun can cause skin cancer. However, the skin can also burn and blister, which is extremely painful. Overexposure to the sun can also lead to early signs of aging and sun spots, which is something no woman wants to experience.
When choosing sunscreen, be sure to choose sunscreen with a high level of SPF (minimum of SPF 30 is best), so you’ll be fully protected. If you can’t stand the thought of your summer skin being pale this year, don’t fret. The newest bronzer and self tan products look more natural than ever before and are completely safe. Some of the most common products are those that gradually tan, such as daily self tanning lotions.
2. Keep Your Skin & Body Well Hydrated
When you’re exposed to excess heat, your skin will immediately feel the effects. You may start to experience dry skin patches. Many times these begin on your elbows and hands and can quickly spread to your face and other body parts.
Not only should you moisturize regularly, but making sure you hydrate with at least eight glasses of water a day can help your skin look soft and supple all season. Try to stay out of extreme heat and when you do, be sure to wear loose clothing to avoid getting overheated.
3. Protect Skin from Chlorine & Salt When at the Pool or Beach
The summer season often leads to time at the pool or the beach. Chlorine and salt water can really wreak havoc on your skin.
The best way to combat the effects of pool time is by showering before and after your swim. When you shower before, you’ll be filling your pores with non-chlorinated water, as well as your hair follicles. Thus, when you get into the pool or ocean, your skin and hair won’t soak up as much water. Then, by showering after your swim you’ll be able to wash off any residue.
4. Prevent Sweat-Induced Summer Breakouts with the Right Products
As you start spending more time in the warmer weather, your body will naturally start to sweat more. You may experience more acne on your face or on your body. You may also get a heat rash or a rash in areas where you wear tight clothing, such as your inner thighs.
To protect yourself from these aggravations, invest in products made to prevent acne or skin irritations. Body washes with light amounts of acne medications are very effective for preventing acne in the summer months due to sweat. They are often available in lotion form, as a spray or in body wash form. In addition, be sure you shower after any outdoor activity such as playing sports, fishing, hiking, or other activities where you will be sweating more than usual.