Top Five Summer Skin Care Tips


Top Five Summer Skin Care Tips for Healthy Skin

Just about any change in season can wreak havoc on your skin, but because the summer is associated with the beach, working in the yard, and spending time outside, it’s important to remember to take care of your face in these warm months. We have five of the best summer skin care tips to make sure you stay as radiant and youthful as possible.

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1. Drink plenty of water. The heat doesn’t just dehydrate your body; it can dehydrate your skin, too. Make sure that you always carry a water bottle and have somewhere you can fill it up regularly. Just because you’re at the beach playing in the ocean, doesn’t mean that your skin or body will stay hydrated. Keep drinking water! One of the tell-tale signs of skin that is dehydrated is that it does not bounce back into place. Take the back of your hands, pinch a tiny piece of skin between two fingers. What happens? Is your skin pliable? Does it bounce back into place? If not, you may be dehydrated. It is time to begin drinking more water. Each adult needs about 64 ounces of water every day. If you are in the sun, swimming in the ocean, or exercising that number needs to increase about 20 ounces. So get a water jug - not bottle. Fill it up in the morning and take it with you. By the end of the night, your jug should be depleted. Super simple and easy trick. Remember, if you are not a fan of water, you can add flavoring to make it taste great. However, this does not mean adding in sugar, caffeine or anything artificial! Just grab some fresh fruit and drop it into your jug. Lemons are one of the best and most tasty. For a minty burst, check out our recipe for a summertime mojito. Strawberries work great too.

2. Avoid smoke, smog, and pollution. This is going to be easy for most people. Summer is the time to get out of the city and take a vacation into the countryside. If you are, however, staying in the city or visiting a place where you know there is going to be serious pollution, think twice before booking your flight. Nothing is worse for the skin than smoke, smog, and pollution. It is also the leading cause of free radicals. Opt instead for a jaunt into the countryside, where the fresh air will do your body and skin good. If you still can't get away and you live in the city, your next best option is to use an Antioxidant Serum. Look for superfruits such acai berry, blueberries, melons and others. You can also supplement your diet with Alpha Lipoic Acid to combat the effects of pollution.

3. Use sunscreen. This is an essential part of your summer skincare! The sunscreen in your makeup is not going to be enough. Before you apply your makeup (and especially if you are not wearing any makeup), apply a high SPF sunscreen that will protect your skin—not just on your face, but all over your body. Remember, that sunscreen needs to be reapplied all day long. Every two hours is best. If you are in the water or are exercising you, need to apply more often. A hat and shade are great, but they are not a replacement for sunscreen. So make sure your skin is protected 15 minutes before you step outside.

4. Eat a healthy diet and get plenty of antioxidants. It may be tempting to live exclusively on ice cream and Popsicle as hot weather makes it difficult to want to cook or eat anything warm. Instead of eating lots junk food spends a little time preparing fresh fruits and veggies for snacks. Getting plenty of fresh greens and fruits, which are full of antioxidants that will help your body combat any damage that summer sun is doing to your face.

5. Get plenty of sleep. The sun sets late and rises early, and with so many fun summer activities planned, it feels like a waste of time to rest. But just because it's summer doesn’t mean you don’t need your beauty rest! Give your skin and body time to recover after a long day of work or play.