Summertime Skin Health
With just a few changes to your skin care routine, you can have beautiful even sun-kissed skin this summer.
As things heat up, it's time to change up your routine. Follow these 10 tips for revamping your skin care routine for the summer weather.
A healthy skin care routine starts with a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Pay particular attention to the tops of feet, ears, chest and lips, areas that are often neglected. And don't forget to reapply regularly.
Lighten up on your makeup, and ditch the heavy foundation. Play with mineral powders that cover imperfections, yet absorb oil without settling into your skin. Look for mineral cosmetics with SFP protection, an added bonus.
High temperatures can lead to oily skin and clogged pores. For an easy fix, carry blotting tissue, or even thin napkins to dab away excess oils. Just don't go overboard with face cleansing if you strip your skin of natural oils too frequently, you'll send your oil glands into overdrive. An oil free moisturizer can also help to alleviate this problem.
If you can't resist that sun kissed glow, get your tan on before you hit the beach. Beauty companies have hundreds of products that offer a radiant glow and maintain healthy skin in a variety of forms, including creams, towelettes, and lotions. Many contain SPF protection as well. If you want a flawless, full-body tan, try spray tanning.
Don't forget to pack some essentials before you go outside for extended periods
Don a hat. Whether it's a wide-rimmed straw style, a canvas hat, or even a visor.
Grab some shades. The bigger the better. Not only will you shield the delicate skin around the area, you'll also protect the eyes from damage, like cataracts and macular degeneration. Look for lenses with 100% UV protection.
Pucker up. Love your lips by applying a lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher.
Get made in the shade. Umbrellas are not just for a rainy day. Umbrellas and parasols are perfect for shielding your sensitive skin from the sun. You'll be cooler and protected. No umbrella on hand? Remember to walk in the shade.
Beautiful skin is healthy skin. And remember, your skin is a reflection of your overall health. So take a little extra time this summer and give your body's largest organ some special attention.