With summer in full swing, we are sure you have been enjoying all that is has to offer. We also know that your skincare routine changes with each season, and your routine should adapt to those changes. Here are some tips for keeping your skin in top form during summertime.
- Prevent breakouts by using ‘oil-free’ sunscreens. Be careful though, ‘sheer’ doesn’t always mean oil free. Oil-free sunscreen will help not block your pores during the day, keeping them blemish free.
- Simplify your routine. Keeping it simple in summer is especially important because you tend to sweat more; you skin has a greater chance of getting clogged with numerous products on it.
- When you go to the beach, wear a high SPF. We know a tan looks great, but no skin cancer later looks even better. A high SPF will best protect you from not only skin cancer, but also sun damage and wrinkles.
- If you do get a sunburn, treat it immediately. Taking an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen will help with swelling and tenderness. You can also soak a facecloth in a bowl of skim mils and ice and apply to the area for 5-10 minutes to help relieve redness.
- Get a face peel. Getting a salicylic acid face peel will help clear up dulling, dead skin cells, which not only helps even out any discoloration, but also draws excess oil out of the pores and leaves skin less shiny.
- Trade in your foundation for a tinted moisturizer or a BB/CC cream. The lighter formula will look more natural and help your skin stay clearer. Foundation can often feel heavy in heat and melt off.
- Use a bronzing lotion to get a summer glow. With all of the self-tanners on the market, your options are endless. Now you can achieve a natural looking summer glow without all of the harmful side effects.
- Use a scrub often. Pores tend to look more obvious in hot, humid weather. Exfoliating 1-2 times per week will help keep your pores looking small and keep your skin clearer.
- If you are prone to redness, take a facecloth soaked in ice water and apply it to your face. It cools the blood that’s flowing to the face and reduces redness. Not only is it for vanity, but also, overtime, chronic flushing can lead to permanently dilated capillaries to the face.
10. If you are extremely prone to shine, wash your face with a sulfur-based cleanser. Sulfur reduces flushing and oil production, which will help your skin stay more matte looking throughout the day.
With these tips you’ll have that healthy summer glow that we all love!