With summer just around the corner, it is time you get the ball rolling by preparing your skin for the warm weather. After all, it is important to ensure that your skin is healthy, radiant, and protected. To enjoy a glowing complexion during the summer, it is essential to combine the right skincare routine with a healthy lifestyle.
In this post, we have compiled a few key pointers to help your skin feel and look its best just in time for the summer months.
1. Take UV Protection Seriously
You might already know that wearing sunscreen is essential all year. However, it is especially important in the summer months to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. When you spend more time outside, it is best to use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. You should also keep in mind that your sunscreen should be a broad spectrum one to help protect your skin from dangerous ultraviolet radiation and prevent sun damage. It is important to apply sunscreen to your face, ears, neck, and any other exposed areas of your body, especially if you spend time outside. It is also important to use water-resistant sunscreen if you plan to swim.
Apart from the SPF, it is also important to generously apply your sunscreen. According to medical studies, most people only wear 25 to 50 percent of the recommended amount of sunscreen. Finally, it is best to make it a habit to use sun-protective accessories such as sunglasses, hats, and lightweight clothing.
2. Invest In Permanent Hair Removal Treatment
Getting your skin beach can also include taking care of unwanted hair growth. Shaving and waxing can only provide temporary hair removal results, and can cause ingrown hair, razor burn, and skin irritation. Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal treatment approved by the FDA. This method involves passing a very thin probe into each individual hair follicle and conducting a very small electrical current through it, which creates a chemical reaction that permanently eliminates the stem cells responsible for hair growth. What’s more, when carried out by a qualified and skilled electrologist, electrolysis is a safe and effective method to achieve smooth, hair-free skin for life.
Skin exfoliation is an essential step to get remove the skin’s dead cells and achieve smoother and softer skin. Due to the humidity and heat during the summer, your pores will be oilier than usual. Exfoliating your face and body helps in removing the excess build-up of dead skin cells and unclogging the pores.
When it comes to exfoliation, it is best to invest in an exfoliating scrub and a brush to remove dry and flaky skin. You can start with the rough and dry spots such as the elbows, knees, and heels. Exfoliating your skin regularly not only improves its texture, but also allows for greater absorption of moisturiser and serum, resulting in healthier skin.
4. Be Selective With Your Skin Products
To treat skin dryness in the winter, it is essential to use a moisturiser during the colder months. However, as the humidity rises, your skin still needs moisture, but heavier moisturising creams may feel too greasy or clog your pores in the heat. Instead, you could opt for a gel-based moisturiser or a more liquid version of your usual moisturiser. In addition, certain SPF lotions also provide additional skin hydration. What’s more, it is best to select moisturisers that contain hyaluronic acid, since this ingredient helps increase moisture without adding excessive oils to your skin.
Along with cosmetic products, you can also add natural ingredients including cucumber, coconut oil, and green tea to your skin routine in the summer due to their rejuvenating properties in order to achieve a healthy glow.
As the long-awaited summer approaches, it is time to switch up your skincare routine to confidently enjoy the warm weather. As beach days and outdoors become a part of our summer routine, adopting a skincare routine for summer weather is important to make sure that your skin is healthy and glows all summer long.