The sun is out and it’s heating up. We’ve traded in our couches for sandy beaches and catching plenty of rays, which means it’s more important than ever to take care of our skin. Not properly taking care of our skin while outside can cause serious skin damage such as wrinkles or lead to even bigger health problems. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we’ve lined up some summer skincare tips to fit into your schedule.
We cannot stress this tip enough. Sunscreen is an absolute must when going outside and exposing your skin to the sun. While it’s easy to grab a generic bottle of sunscreen to put on your arms and legs while hitting the beach, there are other ways you can get protection on your face while still keeping your skin healthy. A number of moisturizers have SPF in them, so you’ll be able to keep your skin fresh and clean while also protecting it.
Wash Your Face Regularly
We’ve all had those nights where we might be too lazy to take our makeup off or wash our faces before bed. However, it’s important to keep our skin extra clean during the summer while we’re sweating more than usual. While sweat is a natural and good thing for our skin, as it helps purge any oils, dirt, or bacteria, it can also lead to acne breakouts and other blemishes if your skin is not properly rinsed and cleaned. If your regular facial cleanser is a bit too heavy for the summer, you may consider wanting to switch out brands for the season so you don’t clog any pores.
One thing that dermatologists stress is that it’s important not to over exfoliate, but during the summer, it’s the time to let loose. Exfoliating helps open up pores that may be blocked with oil or bacteria which helps with managing any acne breakouts. This is especially helpful for anyone who struggles with particularly oily skin. While exfoliating during summer is important, it’s important to note that you don’t need to incorporate this into your skincare routine every single day. Instead, just make sure to exfoliate a few extra times a week than you usually do. This will make sure your skin is clean while not experiencing any irritation, dryness, or burning.
Cut Down on the Makeup
When going out, it’s almost second nature for some of us to put makeup on before leaving the house. However, it can be tricky to navigate during the summer while we’re sweating more than usual. In order to avoid clogging up your pores, consider cutting down on the amount of foundation or concealer you may typically use. If that’s simply not an option, you may think about changing up your usual products specifically for the summer. Many foundations and concealers are oil-based, which can lead to acne breakouts and clogged pores. So, when choosing a foundation for the summer it may be helpful to look for water-based products. This can give you the coverage you crave while not causing your skin to get too oily.
Perhaps the most important tip of all is to make sure you’re staying hydrated during the summer. Not only is drinking water important to keep our bodies active and healthy, but it makes a huge difference in making sure our skin is healthy. So, before leaving the house make sure to bring a water bottle just in case. We look forward to summer all year, so take care of your body and skin accordingly!