With summer in full swing, it was only a matter of time when people would start paying more attention to the way their skin looks and feels. Because of quarantine, many of us had more time than ever to focus on our skin and beauty routine and work on those much-needed glow-ups. The bad side of the beautiful summer sun is the fact that it can really dry out our skin while giving us a nice tan, so keeping it healthy should be everyone’s priority. Here are some easy ways you can do that:
De-puff your skin in the morning
Summer nights are perfect for romantic dates and parties because they aren’t too cold, but sometimes, the heat can be unbearable. If you wake up every morning soaked in sweat and feel like you’ve been sleeping in a sauna, your skin might look ‘clammy’ and dull all day. To reduce the swelling and freshen up, you should start your day with a splash of cool water on your face (a cool shower is also a good idea if you have the time). You could also put a cold wet towel on your face to reduce puffiness under your eyes, but if it’s too much for you, good old cold cucumber slices can also do the trick. After you help your skin recover from the hot night, you will be ready to apply skin products and move on with your day.
Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliating your skin is something you should do regularly regardless of the time of year, but you should still pay special attention to it in the summer. The reason for this is the fact that you will be showing more skin because of the heat, and you will want to look flawless. You’re losing much more water in the summer because of high temperatures, and this dehydration combined with sweating and layers of sunscreen that can clog your pores can result in breakouts and blemishes. To prevent it from happening, you should exfoliate everything – your arms, legs, back, and face. The good news is that you can easily make your own exfoliating paste out of natural ingredients such as ground coffee, brown sugar, and coconut oil.
Use clean and safe beauty products
Even with different makeup and beauty trends coming into focus with every season, a natural look is something that will never ever go out of style. People are becoming more educated on harmful chemicals and safe beauty products, and they are going above and beyond to find the ones that work best for them. Luckily, today you can look into different places, and buying cosmetics from online store is an easy way to get quality products without having to spend hours looking for it in a crowded mall. Make sure you read about the products you’re buying so you can see the list of ingredients; this way, you can pick the ones you like best, be it something without parabens, or a product from a company that’s cruelty-free.
Add antioxidants to your skincare routine
It might be a good idea to get a high-quality antioxidant serum during the summer. These serums are perfect for hydration, but more than that, they do wonders for skin protection from environmental damage. Such serums can also help boost collagen production, and when combined with the protection against free radicals, they will leave your skin looking flawless all summer long. If you’re not a fan of such serums, you can add antioxidants to your diet instead: nuts, leafy green vegetables, green tea, different types of berries, and citrus fruits are great for your skin and your overall health too.
Always apply sunscreen
A lot of people enjoy spending time in the sun because it can result in beautiful tan, but sun exposure is something to be taken seriously. Using sunscreen is imperative because one of the unwanted side effects of unprotected sun exposure can be skin cancer. There are different protections factors to choose from, and if you’re hoping to get tanned, you probably aren’t going to use factor 50. Instead, you should reach for factor 30, as it is able to block out up to 97% of harmful UV rays. Make sure you apply a generous layer on your face, arms, and legs, as well as on any part of you that will be exposed to the sun. Not only will sunscreen protect your skin from sun damage, it will also moisturize and help you retain that youthful look for a long time.
While it might be a challenge to come up with a skin routine that’s perfect just for you, it should be something that you should take seriously, especially during summer months. We all have different skin types, so you should be careful when trying out products, even after you get recommendations because you never know whether your skin is more or less sensitive than someone else’s. After all, healthy skin is something we should all work hard for.