☀7 Tips Maintaining Healthy Skin In the Summer ☀
With summer almost upon us we start worrying about our skin more than ever before. Whether it’s a dry or humid summer, going to the beach or pool everyday or just going out into the sun in general, we pretty much try to do anything for it to be healthy and still glowing. To avoid skin damage and irritations, here are a few tips to follow this summer season.
- Sunscreen is a must
Throw away your old sunscreen and buy a bottle that has UVA and UVB products. Skin burns and blisters extremely easily, leaving you sore and very red. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours even if it may be cloudy and after going in the water. SPF 30 is better for the body such as shoulders and back while SPF 70 is better for the face since the skin on your face is very fragile and blisters and becomes dry in minutes.
- Water Water Water
Nothing is more important than water in this scorching season. Carry a water bottle with you everywhere, you should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Water prevents dehydration of your internal body and your skin as well as washes away toxins and brings new molecules to the surface of your skin so it doesn’t dry out. Try to drink water every 30 minutes.
- Soothe any burns with Aloe Vera
In the case that the sunscreen wasn’t strong enough or you got badly burnt, always carry a small bottle of aloe vera with you. Aloe Vera’s healing and antibacterial properties provide a soothing relief. Along with Aloe Vera you can try to take cool baths and wear loose clothing to reduce redness and blistering.
- Exfoliate your skin
Your body sheds skin cells at an alarming rate and not getting rid of them can cause your skin to look more dry and flaky. Exfoliating can include using an actual exfoliant scrub/wash or just using a body sponge when you shower can scrub off all the dead skin. For better results and glowing skin exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week and your face should be exfoliated every day.
- Wash your face with natural organic soaps and cleancers
Sounds cliche but it’s true. Washing your face with clean and cold water three times a day washes away all the bacteria and sweat that builds up on your face during the humid weather. This way pores don’t get more clogged and your skin doesn’t become oily.
- Wear minimal makeup
In dry summers, concealer and foundation products can dry out your skin more, making it dark and ashy, which is definitely not the look everyone wants. To protect your lips always use a gloss or a lip balm with an SPF of 15. Eye makeup can build up over your sweat and can cause your face to be oily.
- Moisturizer is your new best friend
Make sure you apply a lotion right after you come out of the water/shower. You need to seal in the moisture your body just soaked in. Some moisturizers have Aloe Vera and even if you have oily skin you should use it to reduce redness and dryness.
- Alice Kazakov