5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin This Summer

5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin This Summer

 

Like fashion, skincare changes from season to season, based not only on the weather but your ever-changing skin and its needs. With warmer months comes the need for a lighter skincare routine, focused on preventing sun damage and staying hydrated.

 

1.      Up Your Water Intake

 

Warmer temperatures and long beach days means you are sweating more, whether you notice it or not. Not having enough hydration in your body will affect your skin first. You may not notice immediately, but lack of hydration in your body can cause your skin to look sallow, dull and more irritated. If you’re having cocktails in the hot weather, it can accelerate the dehydration process. Make sure you bring plenty of water with you on your beach days and limit alcohol intake to ensure your skin is well hydrated and dewy.

 

2.  Lighten up

 

Switch up your heavier winter regimen for lightweight products that won’t clog your pores. Sweating more throughout the day can be detoxing for your skin, but if your skin is covered in heavy products it can cause your pores to get clogged, not to mention feel greasy and heavy all day.

 

3.  Give Your Skin A Break

 

Try a lighter makeup routine, or skip cosmetics all together. Let your natural beauty shine through. Makeup and hot weather aren’t a great combo. Use a tinted moisturizer if you want some light coverage. One Oak Organics MineRx spray is great way to address uneven skin tone issues for those light or makeup free days. It provides hydration in the form of a rose infused mist, while calming any redness, leaving you looking glowy and refreshed all day. Its the perfect size to take along in your beach bag or for an extra cooling effect, store it in your refrigerator overnight or cooler bag on beach days.

 

4.  SPF, SPF, SPF

 

Sun damage can cause skin cancer, sun spots and it can cause any existing scars from blemishes to leave a longer mark than if you had protected your skin. Use a light, anti- comedogenic sunscreen with an SPF 30-50 rating. Not sure how much to apply? The “two finger rule” is standard in the skincare industry. Squeeze out two lines the length of your pointer and middle finger and spread it all over your face, neck and décolletage.

 

 

5.  Stop The Peels

 

Leave harsh chemical peels or laser resurfacing treatments to be done in the fall and winter months. With the high UV Index in summer months, using peeling treatments would expose new, sensitive skin to harsh light, doing more damage than good. Retinol is safe to use in summer, just remember to apply it at bedtime only because sunlight deactivates its active ingredients. Try to wear a hat as often as possible to shield your skin from any rays your sunscreen may miss, just to be cautious. Sunglasses are also great, not just to protect your eyes but also to prevent wrinkles that can can form by squinting repeatedly.

 

With a few minor changes, you can enjoy summer and have fabulous looking skin that glows and doesn’t sustain any sun damage!