Bring on more pool days, beach days, camping, and boating! Summer is the perfect excuse to let your skin breathe by wearing less makeup as you enjoy your outdoor activities. But with more exposure to the harsh sun, summer is also a dangerous time for the health of your skin.
And when your skin is treated improperly, it shows.
Use these seven tips to not only protect your skin, but keep it looking fresh and beautiful all summer long.
1. Use a Self-Tanner
Despite the risks, tan skin seems to always be in style. Fortunately, you don’t have to expose yourself to cancer- and wrinkle-causing sun rays when you’re going for that coveted tan.
Fake tans can look real, and you don’t have to sacrifice your health for the bronze look. Go to a salon for a spray-on tan, or use a self-tanner at home. The good news? We’re now living in a time when several self-tanners on the market won’t leave you looking like an oompa-loompa.
2. Use the Right Sunscreen
So you aren’t going to lie out in the backyard every day, but you do want to enjoy outdoor summertime activities. You know you should be using sunscreen, but make sure you’re using the right kind. Your sunscreen should protect against both UVA and UVB rays, and should have a sun protection factor of SPF 30.
And remember — when it comes to sunscreen, follow the golden rule of reapplication. If you’re out in the sun all day, reapply every two hours — and don’t forget to reapply after swimming or sweating.
3. Wide-Brimmed Hats
Interfere with the sun’s burning plans by wearing a wide-brimmed hat that offers protection from the sun’s rays. Fortunately, wide-brimmed hats can be very fashionable.
Dry skin is inevitable. No matter what you do, you’ll encounter some this summer. Slough it away with an exfoliate. Using it on dry skin before a shower will leave you with smooth skin after.
5. Have a Sweet Treat
Cantaloupes contain antioxidants that hydrate your skin, and watermelon can actually improve your SPF. So cool off with some delicious melons. There’s no sweeter way to treat your skin right.
And not only will the melons hydrate your skin, their antioxidants can help to stimulate collagen growth, which will help prevent wrinkles.
6. Cold Showers
A hot shower can dry out your skin after sun exposure, so take a cold shower after spending time outside in the sun. If you’ve been sweating, a cold shower will also help to keep your pores clear — which will improve your chances at avoiding acne breakouts.
7. Lip Service
Do your lips a favor, and protect them from the drying rays of the sun. Find a lip balm with conditioning ingredients and an SPF of 15 or higher, and stash one in your purse, beach bag, and bathroom. Don’t leave home without applying, and don’t spend a day in the sun without reapplying.
It’s not hard to stay safe, fresh, and beautiful in the sun when you take the right precautions. Be a stunning beach beauty with hydrating and moisturizing skin care products from Kaiderma that put your best face forward.