Nobody enjoys scorching weather, which can cause many problems. People seek respite from the heat and indulge in water activities or enjoy beaches. As you may notice, your skin gets oilier in spring and summer than in fall and winter. This summer, keep your skincare routine light and minimal.
Constantly applying sunscreen to protect the skin from intense UVA and UVB rays is essential. Whenever going out, always apply sunscreen every two hours.
Use a light moisturizer
A thick moisturizer can keep dry skin hydrated in winter but is not necessarily a good fit in summer. Your skin can look oily, and you do not want to make it look even oilier. Keep it light, which allows your skin to breathe in summer.
Your skin accumulates dead skin throughout the day, which can clog the pores and cause blemishes. Exfoliating the skin removes the dead skin and makes way for smoother and more radiant skin. One can apply sugar or salt scrubs onto the skin using small circular motions, rinse with water, and do it once or twice a week.
- Refreshing skincare products
Use refreshing and the right skincare products. Today, plenty of options are available for hydration and nourishment, and people can choose what suits them best.
- Go easy on makeup
During sweltering heat, do not wear heavy makeup. Keep it minimal and light, allowing your skin to breathe, as adding too much to your skin to absorb and not using the right products can block oxygen and moisture clogging the pores. Remember, if you wear too much makeup, your skin’s natural oils are trapped beneath the layers of makeup and can cause irritation.
- Wear light protective clothing
Do not expose your skin to UVA and UVB rays; try to protect your body with light clothing. The UV rays increase the risk of skin cancer, premature aging, and other health issues.
If your skin, whether on your body or face, has picked up some sun damage over the course of summer, our med spa has a treatment to help your skin heal. Schedule your consultation at our San Anselmo medical spa to learn more about our treatments.