Beach days, pool parties, and vacations are all important attractions during the summer. It's also a good opportunity to give your skin a makeover. Longer daylight hours and hot, dry, or humid weather can have a different effect on our skin than the cooler, darker days of winter.
Depending on where you live, certain summer skincare routines may be different. A person living in Colorado, for example, may need to make fewer adaptations than someone living in Houston, where temperatures are normally mild, and humidity is above 50%.
Other precautions, such as using sunscreen and not over-showering, are critical for everyone. The beauty recommendations listed below can help you enjoy the sun while supporting your skin's health.
- Apply sunscreen often.
Wear sunscreen if you do nothing else for your skin this summer. Look for sunscreens that include the following features:
- SPF of at least 30
- Lip protection with a broad spectrum of protection
The most essential thing is to keep your skin protected from the sun. If you don't, your skin will age faster, and your chance of skin cancer will grow.
It's critical to use sunscreen whenever you're outside in the sun, even in the winter. When the weather becomes warmer, we tend to spend more time outside. Don't forget your lips. The UV damage manifests itself later. Lip sunscreen is available from a variety of companies. Look for one that has at least SPF 30.
- Continue moisturizing.
In general, the air in the summer is not as dry as it is in the winter. Even yet, Goldman recommends against skipping moisturizer in the summer since your skin might still become dry. When it's hot outside, though, a thick moisturizer might feel like it's dragging your face down. Find a lighter one. If you can start by trying a few at the drugstore's cosmetics section. To provide an extra layer of protection use a moisturizer with an SPF. Just don't use it in the morning and expect it to replace sunscreen for the rest of the day. It's simply not enough, if you're in the sun, you should use at least SPF 30 and reapply every 2 hours.
- Reduce the number of cosmetics you use.
Wearing makeup on hot days might feel like an unneeded extra layer. Also, if you sweat, your makeup will be easier to remove. Accept the season and simplify your cosmetic regimen. The break will be beneficial to your skin.
- Makeup with SPF is recommended.
It may not seem tempting to smear sunblock all over your perfectly done makeup. You'll still need protection if you're attending an all-outdoor afternoon wedding or enjoying a long al fresco meal. Look for a moisturizer that is Lightweight with a tinted sunscreen and at least SPF 30.
- Once or twice a week, exfoliate.
Sunscreen is essential since perspiration is the body's natural cooling mechanism. Both, though, may wreak havoc on your pores. Exfoliation plays a role in this.