It seems we have skipped Spring, and jumped straight into Summer. So, here are some skincare tips to help you stay on top of summer. Oh, and in case you were wondering, the picture above was taken a couple of years ago when my boyfriend and I visited Krabi in Thailand.
1) Apply the Right Sunscreen at the Right Times
The very first step to keeping your skin healthy in the summer is to use the right type of sunscreen for your skin type and to use it at the appropriate times. For example, some sunscreen contains oils, which may not be good for acne prone skin. Also, some sunscreen, although waterproof is not to be used too soon before going in the water because it could rinse off and lose its effectiveness.
The best solution is to be prepared at all times by incorporating a product that contains sunscreen into your daily skincare regimen. That way your skin will always be protected, even if you take an unplanned trip to the park or the beach. I love using a face cream and bb cream with a good spf coverage as well as sunscreen underneath my makeup. Not using sunscreen can cause major damage to your skin, resulting in wrinkles, dark spots and skin cancer!
2)Always Remember to Exfoliate and Then Hydrate
Both exfoliation and hydration are important for your skin health all year long, but they can be extra important during the summer months. That’s because the harsh heat of summer can leave your skin more prone to becoming dry and flaky or even oily and clogged. Using a good exfoliating scrub or enzyme exfoliater can remove those dead, flaky skin cells.
Once the exfoliation process is done, it’s the perfect time to use a hydrating cleanser, serum and moisturiser on your skin. You will have opened up your pores and left your skin ready to receive nourishment and water. If you follow both of these steps regularly throughout the summer, you’re sure to see the positive results when you look in the mirror.
Also, remember that your skin is not the only part of your body that needs to stay hydrated. You should also drink plenty of water throughout the summer months in order to keep your insides healthy. Consuming liquids is another way to keep the effects of dehydration from showing themselves in the form of blemishes, dry patches and wrinkles.
3) Getting Help to Reverse Summer Skin Damage
Of course, not all summer skin damage can be totally avoided. So, it might be necessary to get some help reversing whatever damage was done over the course of your lifetime. There are plenty of ways to treat damaged skin in a spa or clinic setting.
Laser skin therapy is a popular option for reversing certain types of skin damage, but chemical peels can also be used to fight back against the sun. I have done my fair share of peels, and I am so pleased with the results. Salicylic, Glycolic and Hyaluronic acid are also great at restoring skin to its natural healthy look.
Salicyclic Acid is best for exfoliating oily or acne-prone skin. Glycolic Acid is best for exfoliating dry or sun damaged skin. Hyaluronic Acid is great to add moisture back into the skin.
As you can see, there is no single thing you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling good all summer. It takes a full skincare routine to do that, and you should stick to that routine all the time, and in all seasons.
Our toes in the Maya Bay Sand!
I will be sharing my favourite sunscreens, scrubs and hydrating products in a later post.
Do you have any summer skin tips?
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