During summer, we experience an early dawn and a late dusk. The days are also longer, and the evenings are shorter compared to the other seasons. It is also considered as the hottest season of the year which increases the possibility for people to accumulate sun damage and become dehydrated. Here are some helpful information on how you can help your skin to glow and let it stay hydrated all summer long.
Drink plenty of water
Since the weather is hotter, our body loses extra water. If we don’t restore the water that our body had lost, dehydration becomes present. Dehydration can cause dry, dull skin, muscle cramps, and fine lines. Hydration is the top solution to help your skin appear radiant and new.
Instead of drinking sugary drinks, since sugar can make you feel more parched, you should choose nature’s electrolytes. Pure coconut water or powdered beetroot drink mixed in water are some of the recommended drinks during summer which can give you essential hydration and feel the best.
Continue to exfoliate
Since summer causes dry skin and dead skin cells. Our skin gets thicker and will starts to shed after a couple of days. The said facts makes it best to exfoliate during this season to keep your skin glowing. Another thing is if you skip exfoliation by this season, it will leave the skin looking dry and congested because most of the substance are absorbed into the dead skin cells instead of our skin.
However, exfoliating too much can weaken the skin’s protective barrier. When this happens, the skin is exposed to more sun damage, bacteria, and irritation. Therefore, it is recommended to exfoliate once or twice a week followed by a moisturizer.
Don’t forget your sunscreen
This is a must, especially when going out of your house. Most of us can agree that tanned skin looks fantastic, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not generally healthy. By using sunscreen, not only that it minimizes sunspots, but it is also known to slow the progression of wrinkles and fine lines.
Moreover, it is recommended to apply the sunscreens, with minimum SPF of 30, 20-30 minutes before revealing yourself to the sun. However, if you are planning to use tanning beds, you should use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 50.
Nighttime are for Retinol Products
Retinol is a very useful and helpful ingredient that beauty buffs swear by. It helps to fight anti-aging and anti-breakout, boost collagen production, increase cell turnover, helps to exfoliate the skin, and many more.
A little reminder when you use retinol-based products. It is advisable to use this kind of products at night for this can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. In addition, be sure to use a mineral-based full spectrum sunscreen during the day.
Eat your fruits and veggies
You need to nourish your skin properly to keep it radiant. Eating healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, is an essential during the summer season. Believe it or not but eating lots of healthy foods can do so much good to your body.
Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants that enhances the production of collagen, lessen inflammation and swelling, and it protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
Don’t stop exercising
The summer heat makes you sweat a lot. It may make you feel like you just want to lay down on the couch or on the bed all day and drink ice cold drinks. If you want to have a radiant skin throughout the summer, don’t let that summer heat stop you from doing your daily exercise routine.
Doing exercises increases blood flow. When the blood flow is increased, meaning that the skin cells will receive more oxygen, thus helping the body to recover any tissue damage, such as sun damage, quickly and easily. Better start doing some Zumba, cycling, hiking, or any physical activities to let those tissue damage repair immediately.
Use cold water when taking a bath
Using hot water during summer can cause dehydration to the skin. This goes to using the steam baths, and saunas as well. Therefore, using cold water when taking a bath or shower is more preferable. Using cold water when taking a bath or a shower keeps your pores unclogged. It also prevents acne breakouts. Besides, using cold water during summer gives out a much more pleasant feeling.
Take it easy on the makeup
As the season change, you might want to update your makeup routine as well. During summer, the weather is extremely hot and sticky, making your skin wanting to breathe more.
Using softer formulas such as a tinted moisturizer then covering it with face powder to prevent spotty areas, rather than those heavy foundations which you are used to apply on your face, to give your skin a shimmering look is advisable during this season.
Don’t forget to rest
Resting is critical during the summer season. This is because the days tend to be longer during this season, and most of us tends to be productive for a longer period of time. Too much sun exposure can promote dullness and develop the signs of aging.
When you rest, your body repairs itself and promotes healthy skin. This is the reason why resting is important. That’s why no matter what your plan or routine is, take time to sit down.
*Information in the blog is provided for entertainment purposes only. Consult a medical professional before attempting any tips shown here.