Aug 3, 2016
With the summer sun still out and about, you are probably eager to get some swimming in or to sun bathe on the beach. However, before you get too ahead of yourself, here are a few ways to keep your skin healthy over the summer season.
- Exfoliate For Clearer Skin
Exfoliation allows you to remove the dead and dulling skin debris from your skin to prevent any congestion and improve the ability of toners and moisturizers to hydrate your skin. After you have exfoliated your skin, make sure to follow up with a hydrating body and facial cream to seal in moisture.
- Keep Yourself Moisturized
As mentioned before, once you have cleared any dirt, debris, and dead skin from your face and body, you will want to follow up with a hydrating moisturizer. Additionally, using a booster or toner can be a great fit for your skin’s needs when layered underneath a moisturizer.
- Apply And Reapply Your Sunscreen
Sunscreen is the only protection your skin has from the harsh rays of the sun. These rays both greatly harm the quality of your skin, but also can cause your appearance to age pre-maturely. Not only should you apply sunscreen, but you should make sure to reapply it every two hours to maximize your skin protection. For those prone to burning, you may even want to increase it to every hour just to be safe.
- Drink Plenty Of H2O
With the higher temperatures of summer and the increased time spent outside in the sun, you are at a much greater risk of dehydration than normal. Make sure to increase the amount of water you drink throughout the day. Especially if you are spending a lot of your time outside in the sun. If you don’t care for the taste of plain water, try adding in a slice of lemon, lime, or cucumber for some natural flavor.
- Treat Your Over-Exposed Skin
So you forgot the sunscreen, did not apply enough or were just simply caught in a sunny spell and now the damage has been done. While this is true, you need to make sure to soothe your sun damage with aloe vera and other cooling lotions to decrease the damage and provide you with a little relief.