Skin Care Tips for Summer
Summer is such a fun time of the year full of outdoor activities and adventures; however, the hot temperatures combined with the harsh humidity and strong UV rays can wreak havoc on our skin. With a few precautions and adjustments to our skin care routine, we can keep our skin looking fresh and healthy all summer long.
Apply and Reapply Sunscreen: Applying sunscreen only once throughout the day is simply not enough, especially if you are sweating or swimming. Make sure that you are reapplying frequently and that you are using enough when you do apply. Many dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen that has at least SPF 30. Also, make sure to check the ingredient list on your sunscreen to make sure you are getting protection from UVA and UVB rays. Even if it’s cloudy outside, ultraviolet rays can still reach your skin so make sure you are not skipping sunscreen on those days! Also, wearing chapstick with an SPF is highly recommended.
Exfoliation is Key: Exfoliating your skin is very important, especially during the summertime. Your skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells throughout the day so if you don’t remove them by exfoliating, the dead skin cells sit on top of the skin. This can make the skin look dull, dry and unhealthy. Choose a gentle exfoliant such as oatmeal or sugar and while you’re in the shower, rub in circular motions to remove the dead skin cells from your body. When exfoliating your face, make sure to choose a gentle exfoliant specially formulated for delicate facial skin such as our LEROSETT® Clear Skin Face Wash or our LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask.
Keep Your Skin and Body Hydrated: Higher temperatures and more time spent outside can lead to dehydration which can take a toll on your overall health and appearance. Make sure to drink at least eight glasses of water each day, especially if you are spending a lot of time outside. Also, make sure to hydrate your skin extensively during the summer months. Using soothing moisture gels, oils and facial masks can be highly beneficial. Remember, just because your skin appears oily does not mean it is not dehydrated so apply moisturizer regardless. Sometimes an overproduction of sebum (oil) is a sign that your skin is dehydrated. Our LEROSETT® Moisture Matte Clear Skin Moisturizer is an aloe-based oil-free moisturizer that could be beneficial for oily skin types, as well as all skin types.
Avoid Products with Chemical Exfoliants: Products and treatments containing AHAs, BHS’s, and any other type of exfoliating acid can make your skin hypersensitive to sun exposure and can cause damage (intense burns, irritation, dark spots, etc). If you must use these types of products, make sure you are protecting your face from the harsh sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and using sunscreens with high amounts of SPF.
Following these simple summer, skin care guidelines can keep your skin glowing, radiant and fresh throughout the summer! <3