Hot weather and excessive sweating in combination with sunbathing and chlorine exposure can wreak havoc on your skin. That’s why you should think about adjusting your usual skincare to the high summer temperatures and allow your skin to look flawless every day no matter the weather. From switching to lightweight body lotions to protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays there are a few ways in which you can offer your skin much better care during summer.
Cleanse your skin more thoroughly
Because of excessive perspiration in high temperatures, the pores become more prone to clogging which in return makes the skin more susceptible to breakouts. That’s why you should cleanse your skin thoroughly every day whether you’ve worn makeup that day or not. Treat your skin every day as if it was under the layers of foundation and setting powders so that you know it’s clean and fresh from all the negative outdoor factors. Micellar water or cleansing tonic, followed by a cleansing foam and toner will make sure your skin is flawlessly clean. Acne-fighting body sprays are a great solution for those who have acne-prone skin because with just one spritz a day you’ll keep all the acne at bay.
Go for lightweight moisturizers
After making sure your skin is all clean and fresh, you’ll need to moisturize it to keep it plump and radiant. Instead of using heavy moisturizer you’ve been applying during winter, in the summer opt for lightweight lotions, serums, and creams which will lock in moisture without clogging your pores. Try out natural skincare brands which will prevent any irritation and keep your skin soothed and fabulous all summer long. Hydrating moisturizers in combination with facial mists will offer your skin all the hydration and refreshment it needs to stay glowing, elastic, and acne-free.
Slather on SPF every day
Whether you’re going to work, running errands, or soaking up the sun at the beach, it’s essential that you apply sunscreen all the time. Exposure to the harmful UV rays can take a toll on your skin unless you protect it accordingly. Therefore, be sure you apply SPF-rich sunscreens on all the uncovered body parts, even when you’re about to spend only 30-minutes outside. If you’re not using SPF-rich foundations, make sure you apply sunscreen on your face too, as well as on your legs, arms, and any other body area that will be exposed to the sun.
Mask it up in abundance
Aside from cleansing it thoroughly and applying hydrating serums, your face will benefit from face masks as well. Sun exposure often leaves out skin reddish and irritated, which is why you’ll need a soothing mask to replenish your skin and make it glowing again. Depending on your skin type, go for deeply nourishing, mattifying, or maybe anti-age face masks which will make you look fabulous and soothe all the irritation, skin discolouration and spots. A glycolic acid mask will perfectly reverse sun damage, ridding your skin of that red, blotchy and drained look.
Pamper that pout too
With all the face and body care in mind, we often forget to pay attention to our lips. Namely, they require just a much care and attention as the rest of your body because the sun can be merciless to them. Don’t risk getting your lips chapped, itchy and irritated, but use lip balms with SPF and make sure you apply it every time you go outside. Avoid highly glossy lipsticks and lip lacquers but go with a clear SPF balm or a tinted lip colour SPF to protect your lips from sunburns.
Once the bikini season hits, you’ll need to rethink your skincare and adjust it to the current weather. Be sure to keep your skin clean, moisturized and protected from the sun so that you can fully immerse into your summer fun and enjoy every second of warm weather.