If you’re like most people, you have carefully curated morning and evening skincare routines that you strictly follow. Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and the health of our skin can reveal a lot about our overall health in general. While every individual’s needs aren’t the same, and some areas may need to be tweaked, there are general things we can all be doing for our skin’s health during the summer to keep it looking its best so we can feel our best. Let’s take a look at what they are.
Switch Your Moisturizer
One of the most important things we all do for our skin every day is keep it hydrated. While you may opt to use more natural skincare, or perhaps you choose pharmaceutical-grade moisturizers, chances are you can switch it up for summer. Our skin is naturally dewier and more hydrated during the summer months than it is during the harsher and colder winter months. If you are prone to oilier skin, you could potentially ditch moisturizer altogether and go with a serum instead. If you’re prone to summer skin issues like dark spots or melasma, a CBD moisturizer could be what you need. Talk to your esthetician or dermatologist and find out what’s best as your moisturizer during the summer months.
Up Your SPF
If you’re used to taking great care of your skin, you’re likely already using an SPF every day. Whether it’s hidden in your primer, your foundation, or use a stand-alone SPF, make sure you’re upping the level during the summer. Not only are you spending more time outdoors, but the sun is also literally harsher and stronger, especially when you’re by the water. Protect your skin from damage and issues like spots or skin cancer by layering on more SPF. And, remember, if you sweat a lot or go in the water, you want to reapply when you’re back out.
Protect Your Face
Of course, you’re using a different SPF on your delicate facial skin than you are on the rest of your body, but you need to do more than that to protect your face in the summertime. You want to wear a large hat to protect your delicate facial skin when you’re outdoors doing activities like gardening or on the oceanfront. Additionally, you want to wear large oversized sunglasses to protect the thinner skin around your eye area. Protecting the skin around your eyes prevents you from squinting and forming wrinkles along with your eyes, known as crow’s feet, or between your eyes, known as elevens. You feel confident in investing in a sunhat, and some oversized sunglasses pay for themselves in a beautiful, wrinkle-free complexion.
Drink All The Water
With our bodies being composed of sixty percent water, it’s no wonder we need to keep ourselves hydrated with at least eight glasses of water a day. However, during the summer, when we’re spending time outside in sometimes scorching heat or participating in physical activities, our bodies need more than the recommended amount. It’s a lot like SPF mentioned above. The more time outside, the more activities, and the more water. So, while it’s perfectly fine to sip some sweet tea and enjoy poolside Pina Coladas, you want to make sure you’re significantly upping your regular water intake. An excellent way to get this done is always to have a reusable water bottle on you or in your handbag. Drink up, fill it up, and keep going – your skin will love you!
Don’t Forget The Toner.
With all the sunscreens and other things you need for your skin during the summer, it’s a great idea to incorporate a toner into your morning and evening routine. Using it as a hydrating mist during the day is equally refreshing. Many estheticians say that not enough people use toners in their practices, and it shows in pore size and fine lines. Keep both things in line with a toner whose ingredients work with your skin type.
Taking care of your skin is an investment that pays off over your entire lifetime. You can eliminate the need for Botox or other injectables by investing in your skin – especially when spending time under harsh sun conditions. So, enjoy your summer, and don’t forget your SPF!