As we round the corner into summer, we’re helping you keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Follow these Dos and Don’ts of summer skin care for your brightest, healthiest, most beautiful skin during the upcoming season.
Do wear sunscreen everyday. By now you should know that UV rays penetrate your skin even on cloudy days. And just because you won’t be spending hours in the sun doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen. Even minor exposure warrants daily sunscreen.
Do apply sunscreen properly. Put on your sunscreen about 30 minutes prior to going outdoors and re-apply every 80 to 90 minutes. You may need to re-apply more often if your sunscreen rubs off, you are sweating a lot or you’ve been in the water.
Don’t forget to protect your lips. Your lips are very thin and vulnerable to the sun’s rays as well. Use lip balm or lipsticks with SPF to keep your lips luscious and smoochable.
Do dress for the skin safety. Darker colors and tighter woven clothing help block UV absorption. Thinner materials and lighter colors may let harmful rays through to damage your skin.
Don’t go hatless. Your face is highly susceptible to skin cancer and is usually where the first signs of aging appear. Invest in a few trendy summer hats to keep the sun off your face.
Do eat for optimal hydration. Your diet can help prevent summer skin damage too. Eat lots of hydrating seasonal fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cucumber, berries and lettuces. Foods with antioxidants will also help protect your skin cells against free radicals.
Don’t overstay your welcome. The sun is a lovely thing but too much of it is not good for you. Take breaks from the sun by finding shade or going indoors for awhile.
Do wear sunglasses. Your eyes are another area that can be impacted by harmful rays. Sunglasses should have UV400 protection and should be a dark shade.
Don’t think cosmetics alone are enough protection. Even cosmetics that claim to have sun protection should not replace sunscreen. Apply make-up over your sunscreen if you plan to wear it.
Do use sunless tanners rather than spending hours in the sun. If you’re eager for a suntan, use a sunless tanning spray. This is safe and effective at giving you that glowing, sunkissed look.
Don’t ease up on your skin care routine. The summer sun often dries up skin blemishes for a smoother appearance. But that doesn’t mean you should skip taking care of your skin. Continue to wash, exfoliate and moisturize your skin during the summer. This will keep newer, fresher skin cells resurfacing.
Have a blast this summer and keep your skin looking amazing with our summer skin care tips!