We’re in the middle of April, the hottest month of the year. It’s linked to a slew of different skin issues. Dry skin becomes patchy and rough, while oily skin tends to become oilier. Damage, breakouts, pimples, rashes, roughness, and acne are all more likely as your skin ages. Simple modifications to your daily summer skincare routine can actually assist you in coping with the heat. Your skin’s sebaceous glands produce an excess of natural oil known as sebum as the weather becomes warmer and more humid. Stickiness, greasy skin, and breakouts result from the extra oil clogging your pores. Acne breakouts are caused by excessive sebum production, which many of you may notice this summer.
Here are a few tips for you to follow this summer:
DON’T SKIP EXFOLIATION
Dead skin cells are naturally shed by your skin, but they don’t always make it out. Instead, they may linger on the surface, outstaying their welcome and obstructing the appearance of healthy, glowing skin. Exfoliation is a skin-care technique that involves removing dead cells from your skin’s top layer. Exfoliation brightens your complexion and allows your skin-care products to penetrate deeper into your skin by removing this layer of clutter from your skin. Given that you may be washing your face more frequently in the summer, you may not need to exfoliate as often as you do in the wintertime. What you use depends on your skin type and sensitivities. You may need to experiment before deciding.
SAY YES TO SPF
All year long, you should use sunscreen. To keep your skin healthy and happy, dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen all year. However, because people are out in the sun more during the summer months, it’s even more important to protect yourself from harmful UV rays. In the short term, you’ll be protected from tan and dullness, and in the long run, daily use of SPF can help prevent premature signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t forget your lips, either—swipe on an SPF-spiked lip balm to protect your lips as well.
ADD VITAMIN C
Consume vitamin C-rich foods and beverages to stay energized and hydrated in the heat. Did you know that our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C? That’s why getting it wherever we can is so critical. The majority of your Vitamin C will come from your diet, but you can also take a vitamin C supplement. It’s also important to use it topically on your skin, especially in the summer.
AVOID OVER CLEANSING
When your skin becomes sweaty and oily during the summer, your first instinct is to use a strong face wash to get it back to squeaky clean. Maintaining your skin’s cleanliness is important, but don’t go overboard. Washing your face multiple times a day can irritate your skin even more, causing breakouts. Be gentle when washing your face.
LOAD UP ON ANTIOXIDANTS
Foods rich in antioxidants boost wellness. Get your hands on some colorful, antioxidant-rich in-season fruits and vegetables and make your own colorful food experience every day. Beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, and vitamins A, C, and E are just a few examples of antioxidants. Some foods rich in antioxidants include raisins, broccoli, walnuts, dark chocolate, tomato, rajma, berries, beetroot, and more.
HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!
Another most important summer skincare tip is to focus on skin hydration. Hydration is always important, especially in hot and humid weather, as we tend to lose a lot of our body fluids through sweat. Summer dehydration is common, resulting in irritation, dryness, and excessive oil production. To keep your skin hydrated, drink at least 6-8 glasses of water each day. Drink plenty of liquids – While water is the best overall source of hydration, other summer beverages such as tender coconut water and juice are also beneficial.
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