With the increased humidity and exposure to sun, summer poses additional problems for skin care than the ones you face year round. And with the kids out of school, you may feel like you have even less time to take care of yourself than usual. Don’t let these problems by shown on your skin! With these simple, yet essential, summer skin care tips your skin will be glowing and protected from the sun all summer long!
Avoid Tanning in the Sun
With more and more information about the damaging effects of UV rays on the skin, tanning in the sun is not worth the risk. Instead, to achieve the appearance of sun-kissed skin, use self-tanning methods or spray tans. There are numerous self-tanning methods out there that are perfect for various skin types, such as tanning mousses, lotions, oils, and even towels.
Even though you may not be tanning in the sun, going in the sun during the summer is inevitable. Whether it is between beach trips, sports games, or trips to the park sunscreen is key to protect your skin during the summer. To simplify your life, there are moisturizers and BB creams that have sunscreen in them, taking one step out of your morning makeup routine.
Wash Your Face
With the buildup of makeup, moisturizer, and sunscreen amongst various others it is essential to wash your face day and night. This provides your skin time to breathe. If you don’t cleanse your skin, your pores will get clogged. With not only the products you place on your face but the additional sweat on your skin due to the summer heat, summer heat can provoke acne. Yuck. Keep your skin refreshed and clean by washing it twice daily, or using makeup remover wipes if you are in a rush.
Prevent Makeup from Melting
Anyone who has worn makeup in the summer before can attest to the fact that the heat does not help makeup stay on your skin. This is why it is key to invest in a good primer to make sure your makeup is on your skin. It would be most helpful to also invest in a light powder foundation to put on top of your moisturizer and sunscreen. This way you won’t clog your pores or make your skin appear oily by putting on too much product.
Stop Skin from Shining
Oily skin is one of the hardest problems to combat in the summer, especially after a day of running around after your little ones. Good blotting papers will be a life saver and can be carried around easily in your pocket, purse, or car. Combining blotting paper with lightweight powder foundation can fix oily skin in a pinch no matter where you are.
Following these simple steps can prevent your skin from having problems in the summer, and will let you look healthy and fresh throughout these next few hot months. What are some of your favorite summer skin tips?