With the blazing summer rays approaching, it is important to begin considering the effects of the coming season on our hair and skin. Depending on your skin type, it may become dehydrated or excessively oily (sometimes both!), so early preparation is important. After all, the makeup you wear won’t be at its best if the skin underneath isn’t taken care of properly! Here are my top 3 Summer skin tips to consider:
1. Use lots of sunscreen! Anything under 30 SPF for the face will not do do trick. Apply sunscreen daily, or whenever going outdoors, to protect your skin from the harsh long term effects of sun exposure. If you sweat or go into pool, you must re-apply! Also, something important to remember is that sunburns are a big DON’T. Getting sunburned means you’ve been overexposed to UV radiation, which increases your risk of skin cancer.
2. Remember to exfoliate and moisturize. Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week prior to applying your moisturizer. This will help remove dead skin cells from your face and cleanse deeper into your pores. Make sure to hydrate well after exfoliating to lock and seal the moisture in your skin. If your skin gets extra dry or sensitive after exfoliating, try a moisturizing mask once a week as it could help tremendously. Don’t forget to moisturize daily!
3. Here’s an easy one: Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to maintain your body’s moisture balance. This will help your skin to stay clear and keep it from becoming overly dry from sun exposure.
There’s no need to stress too much over the details of your skin care routine. The most important thing is to be prepared for the upcoming months of sun rays to prevent potential beauty woes so you can be healthy and confident when it’s time to have fun!