Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the beaches. But, it leads to sun tan, dryness, and so on. However, you can combat these problems by following some basic skin care tips.
I have already covered my favorite 10 tips for summer hair care. Hopefully, they’ve helped you to have beautiful hair during the summer months. Here are my best 10 skin care tips for summer.
- Exfoliation is the basic step in every skin care regime. It removes the dead and dull skin. Do you know that makeup lasts much longer if your skin is exfoliated? So, use a mild exfoliator every day.
- Slather sunscreen all over, especially on the exposed parts. When you’re going to a beach, sunscreen has to be your best friend. Always remember to apply sunscreen 20 minutes before exposing yourself to the sun so that it’s nicely absorbed into the skin. Buy a sunscreen that offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays and reapply whenever you feel; only using a higher SPF (Sun Protection Factor) sunscreen is not enough.
- Stay hydrated. Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily. It helps to detoxify your body. However, if you’re drinking caffeinated beverages, then you should drink triple the amount of water.
- Keep your skin hydrated. Along with drinking water, apply intensive masques 1-2 times per week. Also, keep a revitalizing toner with you. Use it whenever you feel your skin is dehydrated, or you need to freshen up. I love spraying this on my skin when I’m outside during summer.
- Protect your pouts. Whatever color you purchase, make sure your lipstick has at least SPF 15. Try to use lip balms instead of lip gloss as the former tends to hydrate more.
- Switch to self-tanners instead of lying under the sun. This will build the color gradually, and it is a safer alternative.
- Take a shower in cold water. Taking a hot shower after sun exposure will further dry your skin. Taking a shower in cold water will clear the pores and reduce acne breakouts.
- Wear a full protection hat. This type of hat can protect your face from the sun coming from any angle.
- Consume vitamin C and E daily. I was also astonished to know for the first time that consuming food rich in vitamin C and E can help reduce sunburn. So, consume salad with berries, tomato, citrus fruits, nuts, etc.
- Finally, sip some red wine. I know, white wine is quite refreshing during the summer months, but red wine has healing properties. Resveratrol is present in red wine which can decrease the redness caused by sunburn. Red wine also has an antioxidant effect, which is good for skin.
Do you follow any other skin care regimen? I would love to hear that.