Sun, sand, and heat are all wonderful aspects of summer, but they can wreak havoc on your skin. Luckily, it takes just a few simple tricks to restore your glow. Skincare has to be customized to the season, so what steps do you need to take for your best skin ever this summer? Here are 5 easy summer skin care tips:
Too much sun exposure can dry out your skin and leave it feeling taut and dry. In the summer, exfoliation is key to help remove layers of dead skin cells and dryness caused by heat and layering on SPF. The key in the heat is to not use harsh exfoliants. Scrubbing gently with a damp washcloth is sometimes all you need. A topical exfoliating mask made for sensitive skin can be a good option as well. When the weather is hot, avoid harsh scrubs and stronger chemical peels that could irritate skin.
A simple way to nourish and restore summer skin is to frequently apply moisturizer. To boost hydration lost from time in the sun and soaring temperatures, apply morning and evening and after a shower. Dr. Kerklaan’s Natural CBD Skin Cream is your summer skincare essential. A gentle formula designed to hydrate even the most sensitive skin thanks to a hypoallergenic and fragrance-free formula. Especially when your skin is sunburned or sun-exposed, a soothing moisturizer is key.
LOAD UP ON SPF
To reduce your risk of skin cancer, you have one very powerful weapon--sunscreen. The American Dermatology Association reports that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over their lifetime so it’s crucial to keep reapplying, especially in the summer. A study from the American College of Physicians shows that regular sunscreen use also protects against photoaging, the wrinkling, spotting, and loss of elasticity caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Incorporating sunscreen into your daily sunscreen routine in all seasons will help keep your skin healthy long term.
Yes SPF is key, but to really protect your skin you should cover up as much as possible. The good news is that there are so many great options. Starting with sunprotective clothing, Solbari makes a range of SPF 50 styles from sweaters to oxfords to polos. While any type of hat will provide some protection against sun exposure, Coolibar makes a range of hats all with SPF 50 as well.
While summertime is when you want to shower the most, lathering up frequently can actually remove oil and moisture from your skin. The damage is actually amplified by the amount of time spent in the shower. So taking shorter, more efficient showers can positively impact the moisture levels of your skin. Plus, it is a great move environmentally too.