5 Summer Skincare Tips

When summer comes along, you tend to think about days spent by the pool, at the beach, or on a vacation; this means longer days in the hot sun surrounded by humidity and dry weather.

Our skin reacts differently to these temperature and weather changes, so it's important to make sure you're taking care of your skin. This is especially true for when you're out in the sun all day long.

With that in mind, I've created a list of the top 5 Summer Skincare Tips for you:

 

 

  1. Use Sunscreen!

While your days are spent in the sun, the UV-A and UV-B rays can be harsh on your skin. Yes, they can give you a glowing tan, but they can also cause premature aging, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Sunscreen with SPF 30-50 is vital and can be used for all skin types. If you plan on being out under the rays, make sure to apply it often.

 

 

  1. Moisturize

During the summer, it's typically a lot warmer outside, and a heavy moisturizer can feel like it's weighing your face down.

When looking for a summer moisturizer, find one that feels lighter and has SPF in it to give your skin an extra layer of protection. Keep in mind that it does not replace your sunscreen application!

 

 

  1. Exfoliate

Using a face scrub at least twice a week can help remove excess dirt and oil from your skin.

Make sure it is a scrub that is suitable for your skin type. Massage it into your skin and scrub gently in circular motions. Don’t forget to also get your lips and neck!

 

 

  1. Avoid Heavy Makeup

It's difficult for your skin to breathe when you apply heavy makeup; that combined with the heat and humidity of the summer makes it even more difficult. Consider using a tinted moisturizer and a tinted lip balm!

 

 

  1. Hydrate

Hydration for your skin and body is key during the summer.

For your skin, you can use a hydrating mask after you wash your face at night. Splash your face frequently with water or keep facial mist on hand to freshen up your skin.

For your body, you should be drinking a minimum of 2-3 liters of water a day. If you add in watermelon and fresh juices, those will help keep you hydrated too, as well as add in a bit of flavor.