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Summer temperatures can be brutal on the skin. The blazing sun, scorching heat, and high humidity during summer will affect your skin by increasing the activity of the sebaceous glands. This will cause dry skin that appears rough and patchy. Your skin needs help with the high temperatures to function well. This article discusses the tips and tricks necessary to maintain healthy skin during summer.
1. Hydrate Your Skin
Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin during summer. It keeps the skin fresh while preventing dehydration. Your skin requires moisture and hydration to deal with the blazing sun and scorching heat of the summer. For example, aim for at least eight glasses of water to keep the body hydrated all the time. This is the perfect opportunity to carry your water bottle everywhere and drink it every 30 minutes.
Keeping the skin hydrated can benefit the skin. Hence, purchase a suitable hydrating mask you can use severally before disposing of. Ensure you clean your face before applying the mask to rehydrate and soothe the skin. Hydrating masks can repair the skin and treat some conditions such as acne and dryness.
You can hydrate your body with lotion or moisturizers. Use a mild refreshing fruity balm after the shower or gels and purees because they are fast absorbers. For example, purchase gel nail polish to keep the body and nails soaked. Also, take cold showers regularly to keep the body fresh. However, keep them short to avoid over-drying the skin and cause inflammation.
2. Exfoliate Your Skin
During the summer, you need smooth skin that will quickly release moisture. The best way to keep the skin smooth is by removing the debris and piled-up dead cells. Allowing this debris to settle on the skin can congest it and prevent it from breathing. If you have oily skin, it may remain dry and dull, even with lotion.
Through exfoliating, you can help the skin look radiant throughout the summer. Invest in a natural home remedy such as mixing coffee grounds with oil and sea salt to help exfoliate. If not, find a body scrub and nuzzle your exfoliator in circular movements to get smoother skin. Ensure you cover the whole body from the shoulders to the feet and not just the face.
Therefore, incorporate more exfoliation into your skincare routine. It is a primary skincare rule during the summer to shed dead cells. However, be gentle when removing the dead cells from your skin to avoid bruises and rashes. If you have sensitive skin, use mild exfoliators that won’t harm your body.
3. Wear Sunscreen
Don’t forget the importance of sunscreen during summer to protect your screen. This should be the first thought when planning for a summer vacation. A sunscreen protects the skin from dangerous UV lights from the sun.
Purchase new sunscreen ready for the high summer temperatures. These products don’t last forever and won’t be effective after some time. Hence, you can’t use last year’s sunscreen for this year’s summer period.
Apply it all over your body every three hours if you spend the entire day in the sun. Also, don’t forget the hands, feet, and lips when applying sunscreen to protect your complete body. The sunscreen should cover UVA and UVB rays to protect your skin. Therefore, choose one with a broad ultraviolet spectrum between 30 and 50 SPF. Also, ensure you use a shot glass full for the body.
4. Change Your Face Wash
As summer approaches, you might need a different face wash to protect your skin. The skin has different needs with the change of seasons, with the winter face wash not working during the summer. The heat and humidity require changing from a heavier cleanser to a gentle and foaming option. If you have oily or skin, the foaming soap will keep your face clean of dust and sweat. However, you need a non-foaming cleanser if you have dry skin.
For example, you need a face wash that will draw out excess oil from your skin during the summer. The trick is to wash your face several times a day to keep the skin clean and refreshed. Also, you can add antioxidants during the summer to benefit your skin. Good antioxidant serum can hydrate your skin and protect it from the sun.
5. Go Easy on The Makeup
Lighten up your skincare routine to give the skin some breath under the harsh sun. If you use too much makeup, ensure you cut down to rest the skin. The high heat and humidity can suppress the skin’s ability to breathe, resulting in oily or dry skin.
If you want to use foundation, wear the minimal amount to prevent oil accumulation. Ensure you use non-comedogenic makeup that doesn’t have pore-clogging ingredients for the summer. The foundation should not impede your skin because of the high temperatures.
Therefore, avoid anything heavy on the face since your skin needs to breathe. For example, you can swap a harsh cleanser with a lightweight foundation. A tinted moisturizer, tinted lip balm, and organic kajal can be the perfect makeup for your skin during the summer.
The Bottom Line
Summer is a time for fun. As a result, taking care of your skin should be a priority when having fun in the sun. These tricks and tips can help maintain healthy skin throughout the summer. For example, scrub off the dead skin regularly and stay in the shade to avoid dry feet. Don’t forget to maintain your feet during the summer. While they may be inside boots, summer is the time to wear sandals and allow the feet time to breathe.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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