Skin Care Tips to Keep You Glowing All Summer Long
Summer is finally here and we have some skin care tips targeted at keeping your summer skin glowing! And because warm and sunny days usually means we’re spending a lot more time outside and, we have to take extra care of our skin.
Heat and sunshine can do significant damage to our skin if we’re not careful — and can even lead to long-term damage in some cases. So to help you keep your skin hydrated, clear, and healthy all summer long, we’ve put together a few tips for you to try.
Below, you will find some of my favorite skin care tips. We all want healthy glowing skin all year round too, right?
First off, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated. Hydration is important all year-long, but especially during hot summer days. Most people make the mistake of thinking moisturizing is only needed during winter when our skin tends to be a bit drier. This skin care tip is essential, especially in the summer months.
But this is not the case at all. In fact, extreme heat in the summer can cause dehydration and make your skin drier than ever. So, it’s important to use a non-oily moisturizer daily to keep your skin healthy.
And speaking of hydration, you better drink your water! Unfortunately, many people severely underestimate the importance of drinking enough water. When you’re outside in the heat, dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, and even faintness.
And not only can not drinking enough water make you feel “blah,” it can make your skin look “blah” too. So instead of grabbing sugary drinks, opt for some nice, refreshing water and plenty of fresh fruits to keep yourself hydrated.
If you want to drink something delicious instead of just water, try some homemade lemonade instead. You don’t have to make it loaded with sugar and, it can still be refreshing and good for you too!
It’s also important to be aware of external dangers summer can bring for your skin. Sunburn, heat rash, and poison ivy, which 85% of people are allergic to, can all be dreadful to experience. So when you’re spending time outside, it’s crucial to be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to take a mental note of what it looks like and never touch it or walk through it!
When I was a kid, I walked through a poison oak shrub and gosh! I suffered for weeks. That was one summer ruined for sure.
If you’re going to be in the sun always make sure you’re wearing sunscreen. Sunburn not only hurts, but it can increase your risk of skin cancer. And if you’re going in any wooded areas, watch out for dangers like poison ivy. Sunburn and rashes can suddenly appear and can sometimes escalate pretty quickly.
So if you have any concerns about a skin condition, make sure you visit an urgent care center. You likely are not alone either, because about three million patients visit each week for similar issues and those numbers are incredible!
And finally, it’s important to exfoliate your skin. Without moisturizing and exfoliating, you may experience a buildup of dead skin on your face. And unfortunately, that can clog pores and prevent hydration.
So before you wash your face and apply sunscreen, exfoliate to help seal in moisture and keep your skin feeling and looking fresh. And don’t forget – it’s super important to wear sunscreen all year round too and, not just in the summer months.
I learned that lesson the hard way and developed some brown sun spots on my face one summer and, they were very difficult to remove. It took months of wearing skin-lightening product and finally, they lightened up dramatically.
While we’re all excited to get outside and get some sun, it’s important to protect your skin first. So by following these tips, you’ll be sure to have a fun summer with fabulous skin.
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