Best Summer Skincare Routine
Summer skincare -In the wintertime, our skin has to deal with cold weather, indoor heat and dry air. On the other hand, in the summer, there are warmer temperatures and higher humidity levels. As a result, the body sweats to keep us cool. We are also more exposed to the sun, harsh pool chemicals and salt water. Therefore, it only makes sense that we need to change the ways in which we take care of our skin. Here we have some changes that your skin will thank you for.
A broad spectrum sunscreen is the key part in not only your summer skincare routine, but every day. Dangerous UVA and UVB sunlight rays bounce off water and sand, and worsen the harmful effects. Sunscreen (at least SPF 30) goes a long way toward protecting your skin from sun damage and delaying the onset of fine lines, wrinkles a d brown spots. Make sure you apply the sunscreen to all exposed parts of your body, including hands, feet, ears, lips, and the back of your neck. If you’re out in the sun for a long period of time, reapply the sunscreen every two hours. You should reapply more frequently after swimming or sweating.b Better yet, avoid the sun during peak hours (10am – 2 pm), find shade or wear a broad-brimmed hat.
Despite the weather being hot and humid, you still need to moisturize after you cleanse your face, but not with the heavy-duty moisturizer that winter skin needs. Water tends to evaporate from the skin in dry, cold air. But when the air is warm and humid, the water evaporate less and the skin produces more of its own oils. A lightweight moisturizer will protect the skin from environmental debris and soothe heat-triggered skin woes and keep the outer layer of skin nourished while it absorbs oil and sweat. A water-based moisturizer with hyaluronic acid is a good choice. A moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30 is even better. If you want to use even fewer layers, try an all-in-one moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation.
Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C serum provides a lightweight but powerful boost to your skin. Put a few drops on your skin after cleansing and before moisturizing. Or wear it alone. It is a light and airy way to stimulate the production of collagen, reduce the appearance of discoloration and fine lines, and protect against environmental debris. As an antioxidant, Vitamin C also soothes sun-damaged skin.
Hydrate—Inside and Out
Inside: We should be drinking eight glasses of water a day all year. But this is more critical in your summer skincare routine to maintain moisture balance and rid the skin of toxins. Drinking water can also help skin recover from sunburn.
Outside: A spritz of facial mist at any time during the day soothes and hydrates the skin while it cools us down all over. It is a great perk-up on a sultry day.
Targeted Eye Cream
Summer sunshine can be harsh on the delicate eye area. In addition to its tendency to burn, you can also develop fine lines and wrinkles prematurely- especially when squinting in the bright summer sun. Before applying your moisturizer, gently dab a lightweight eye cream around your eyes.
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