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Ladies, the season that we’ve waited all year for is finally here. With summer upon us it seems that the number of options we have for fun things to do have multiplied many times over. Whether we’re at the pool, at the beach, having lunch outside, or going out dancing at night, there’s always something to do during the summer. While we’re all undoubtedly grateful for the amount of time we can spend outside, it can begin to take a toll on our skin. Considering the amount of exposure you will be getting to the sun during the summer months it’s especially important to take even better care of our skin than we do during the rest of the year. Taking a few easy precautions can save you from a lifetime of wrinkles, sunspots, and potentially even skin cancer so keep reading to find out how to protect your skin!
1. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen
We can’t stress the importance of this enough. It is absolutely imperative that you use a good quality, high SPF, sunscreen. While sunscreen is pivotal through out the year it becomes even more important during the summer. Sunscreen protects you from premature aging, it keeps your skin from drying out and it protects you from the harmful effects of UV rays. What more is there to ask for? The next time you step out of your house make sure to slather on the sunscreen heavily, even if you’re only going to be out for a few minutes. You won’t regret it!
Do you ever wonder why your skin doesn’t glow in the summer? It’s because the heat causes your skin to sweat which in turn causes a build up of oil and dirt in your pores. This buildup can cause your complexion to look dull and faded. That’s why it’s important to exfoliate your skin regularly to ensure that all of that buildup is removed. You’ll see a huge difference in your skin once you start exfoliating. And don’t focus on just your face, your arms, legs and torso will benefit greatly from some scrubbing as well!
During the summer our skin is more prone to facing the impact of harsh conditions. Whether we’re in the sun or in a pool filled with chlorine our skin is likely to get dry. That’s why it’s important to use a hydrating moisturizer to ensure that our skin is getting the hydration it needs.
4. Don’t over do the sunbathing
While it’s tempting to stay out in the sun all day during the summer, it’s important to think about the consequences of sun exposure on our skin. While getting some color is great, it’s also important to remember that sunbathing increases the risk of skin cancer and of wrinkles. That’s why it’s crucial to limit the amount of time you spend out in the sun.
With these 4 tips you’re sure to have glowing, healthy skin all summer! Let us know what you do to keep your skin healthy in the summer down below in the comments section!