Summer Skin Care Tips to Follow for a Radiant Look
How would you describe your skin in summer? Having soft, firm skin makes every aspect of summer more enjoyable, and it allows you to build that sun-kissed look that you can then show off to your friends. But summer can also be brutal on your skin, leaving you dry, itchy, and sunburnt.
This is why you need a foolproof skin care routine as a line of defence against the sun. Use this expert guide as the foundation of your skin care plan for summer, and you’ll see a marked difference in how you look and feel.
Eat Cooling Foods
The food you eat has a direct impact on how you look. Fresh food has the best effect on the body, which is why we recommend you eat more fruits and vegetables to get high vibration foods into your system. Once you start eating right, reduce the amount of sugar you take each day, and try something like vegetable juice to hydrate.
Don’t wear sunscreen only when baking in the sun: it should be used all the time as long as you step outside. Too much exposure can leave your skin looking old and burnt, and that’s not what anybody wants. Find a sunblock that has a high sun protection factor (SPF) and use it more than once a day. Keep a small bottle in your car or purse to use as needed.
Drink Lots of Water
It goes without saying that you need to drink more water in the hot season – but this is more about how it affects your skin. It’s not possible to have radiant skin if you’re not drinking enough water. Staying hydrated means you’re allowing the body to get rid of toxins by sweating, and through perspiration, the pores are opened, releasing dirt and dead cells. Water also supports nutrient transfer, which is important in skin care.
Stick to Basics
Since you will be exposing your skin to more pollutants and potentially, hot air, it makes sense to have a basic skin care routine that you follow every day to maintain proper skin conditions. Don’t ignore the basic steps like washing off makeup, exfoliating, and using natural oils to supply nutrients to the skin.
Take Cold Water Showers
Hot showers and baths can sometimes dehydrate skin, which might be strange because there’s a lot of moisture involved. Nevertheless, a cold bath is a good way to keep skin firm, close the pores so they don’t pick up dirt, and it reduces acne breakouts. If you wash your face with warm water to remove dirt, follow it up by rinsing with cold water for the best effects.
You can mix up your own skin remedies at home if you prefer, and they will be as effective as any other skin care products. Start by collecting lemons, cucumber, rose water and combine these ingredients in a bowl. Grate the cucumber and add some water to the mixture. Spritz it onto your skin every day, and keep it in low temperatures, away from too much light. Other ingredients like coconut, honey, and avocado can be used on the skin, so check online for different ways to combine them.
Moisturize Your Skin
The same moisturizers you used during winter can be used in summer to protect the skin from dryness and heavy exposure. The trick is to find your favourite moisturizer and carry it with you wherever you go. A lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer is perfect for locking in moisture and preventing irritation. For daily use, consider buying a moisturizer with SPF, or use them separately – as long as it works.
All that heat during summer will keep the dead skin cells and dirt away, meaning you’re more likely to reveal your best skin during a hot, humid season. Good luck on having the most radiant skin this summer!
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