Summer is here! As of today, the warmest and sunniest season of the year is officially underway. For most of us, that means it’s time to bask in the sunshine and indulge in outdoor activities. The summer months bring immense joy and excitement. However, they also come with increased exposure to the sun’s harmful rays.
To keep your skin healthy and radiant throughout this sun-soaked season, it’s essential to follow a proper skin care routine. Here are six summer skin care practices to keep your skin glowing under the sun:
1. Don’t skimp on the sunscreen.
While this may be on an obvious tip, it’s important that it not go overlooked. It’s vital to lather in sunscreen to avoid skin damage. This is true all year round, but especially during the summer when we expose so much more of our skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply it generously to all exposed areas.
Don’t forget those easily forgotten spots like the ears, back of the neck and tops of your feet. Reapply your sunscreen every two hours, especially after swimming or excessive sweating. Sunscreen not only shields your skin from harmful UV rays but also prevents premature aging and reduces the risk of skin cancer.
2. Make water your best friend.
Staying hydrated is a crucial act all summer long. The season’s heat can often leave your skin parched and dehydrated. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout each day to maintain optimal hydration levels. Hydration not only keeps your skin supple and moisturized but also flushes out toxins, giving you a radiant complexion. Spice up your hydration routine by infusing water with fresh fruits or herbs for a refreshing twist!
3. Cover up with your fashion choices.
While summer calls for t-shirts, tank tops, shorts and bikinis, it’s wise to cover up as best you can. That way, you will protect your skin from direct sun exposure. Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics that provide ample coverage. We’re talking loose-fitting long-sleeved shirts and wide-brimmed hats. These stylish accessories not only shield you from the sun’s harmful UV rays but also add a touch of elegance to your summer ensemble.
4. Exfoliate for your summer glow.
Exfoliation is a vital part of maintaining a healthy and glowing complexion during the summer months. Regularly slough off dead skin cells with a gentle exfoliator to unclog pores and promote cell renewal. However, be mindful not to overdo it. Excessive exfoliation can cause irritation. Aim to exfoliate one to two times a week to reveal fresh, rejuvenated skin that’s ready to soak up the summer sun.
5. Indulge in antioxidant-rich foods.
Summer is the perfect time of year to savour an array of fresh fruits and vegetables. Load up on antioxidant-rich foods like berries, watermelon, leafy greens and tomatoes. These power-packed delights help combat free radicals that are caused by sun exposure, providing an extra layer of protection for your skin from within.
6. Take advantage of our June special!
Until the end of the month, you can receive 15% off all of our Glo Skin Beauty products! For more information, please don’t hesitate to call Aurora Skin & Vein at 403-358-5818. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.