As the summer heats up, so does your skin. From June - September, we all get that wild and free feeling. We want to glow naturally, skin sunkissed and glowing.
What we sometimes forget is that in hotter months your skin has different needs than other seasons, so it’s time to give it some extra attention. While we all want to bask in those endless summer days of sunshine and spend our time outdoors, it is essential that you take extra precaution when stepping outside during the sunny summer months.
Whether you are looking for unbridled radiance and beautiful, glowing skin or wanting to safeguard against potential damage from UV rays – we have some quick and useful tips for achieving and maintaining healthy, radiant skin this summer.
Read on as we share 10 quick tips of summer skincare designed to leave you with beautiful skin even after the sun sets each day.
Wear Sun Protection Every Day:
Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is crucial year-round, but it becomes even more important during the summer months. Choose an all natural broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and apply it generously to all exposed areas of your body. Don't forget to reapply every two hours, especially if you're spending time outdoors. A stylish hat is also a great way to mitigate sun exposure. Added bonus that a great hat can complete your summer essentials wardrobe.
Hydrate Inside and Out:
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Proper hydration helps keep your skin plump and supple. Additionally, use hydrating skincare products that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid or aloe vera to lock in moisture and maintain a healthy skin barrier.
Opt for a gentle cleanser that effectively removes dirt, sweat, and excess oil without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Look for cleansers with natural ingredients and avoid harsh chemicals that can cause irritation.
Exfoliation is key for removing dead skin cells and revealing a fresh, glowing complexion. Be cautious not to overdo it, though, as excessive exfoliation can lead to dryness and irritation. Use an all natural, gentle exfoliator once or twice a week to achieve a healthy balance.
Go Light on Makeup:
During hot summer days, heavy makeup can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Opt for a lightweight, breathable foundation or switch to tinted moisturizers, serums or BB creams that provide coverage while allowing your skin to breathe.
Protect Your Lips:
Your lips are some of the most delicate skin on your face, so don't forget to protect your lips from the sun's rays. Use a lip balm with SPF to shield them from damage and keep them moisturized. Look for nourishing ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil to keep your lips soft and supple.
Antioxidants help protect your skin from environmental damage and promote a youthful complexion. Look for skincare products that contain antioxidants like vitamin C, green tea extract, or resveratrol (careful of allergens) to combat free radicals and boost your skin's overall health.
Treat Sun-Damaged Skin:
If you've spent a bit too much time in the sun and notice signs of sun damage, such as hyperpigmentation, melasma or sunspots, incorporate products with ingredients like snow fungus, nephoria (a natural retinol alternative) niacinamide or kojic acid into your routine. These ingredients can help fade dark spots and even out your skin tone.
Soothe Sunburns Naturally:
Some of us burn more easily than others. In the unfortunate event of a sunburn, turn to natural remedies to soothe your skin. Aloe vera gel, cucumber slices, or cool chamomile tea compresses can provide relief from the pain and help reduce inflammation.
Consistency is key to achieving and maintaining healthy skin. Establish a daily skincare routine and stick to it. Give your skin time to adjust to new products and monitor the results. Remember, skincare is a journey (or as we like to say, it’s a practice) and it takes time to see significant improvements.
Taking care of your skin should be just as much a priority during the summer months as it is during cooler weather. Now that you've read up on 10 tips to help keep your skin looking and feeling its best, don't forget to wear sunscreen each day and make sure to drink plenty of water too!
It’s important to care for your skin from within as well, ensuring you eat nutrient dense foods packed with vitamins. All these practices will bring you healthy, glowing skin all summer long. Don't let the hot temperatures inhibit you from enjoying the lovely outdoors – now that you're properly-equipped with our tips for proper skincare, it's safe to say that your only worry may well now be which delicious treat to have in hand as you take in whatever summer has for you today!