Summer brings a chance to enjoy fun outdoor activities, warm weather, and time off, but it can also be a challenging season for our skin.
Maybe you notice that you suffer with dryness or breakouts during the summer months. Changes in sun exposure and humidity can change the needs of our skin, and sweating more or layering on sunscreen may increase the risk of acne.
An esthetician can help you adjust your skincare routine and find the products that will work best to support your skin health during the summer months. There are also steps you can take on your own towards a better complexion.
Here are our top tips for caring for your skin this summer:
Nourish and Hydrate – Choose hydrating and nourishing fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water, especially if spending lots of time in the heat. Fruits and vegetables with a high water content and rich in vitamins A and C are especially good for skin health. Continue to moisturize the skin with a product that is suitable for your skin type. A restorative, hydrating facial treatment can help your skin’s recovery after sun exposure.
Protect Your Skin – Excessive sun exposure can lead to problems like dryness, hyperpigmentation, and premature ageing. Wear hats and protective clothing and eyewear if you are out during the hottest hours of the day and apply sunscreen regularly. When possible, choose shade and plan outdoor activities for hours when the sun is less intense (morning and late afternoon/evening).
Commit to Your Skincare Routine – Cleanse and moisturize your skin regularly, being sure to cleanse your skin of sweat, sunscreen, and makeup. If you need help choosing products, especially if new skin issues are popping up in the warm weather, book a consultation with Carrianne to find products that will work for you.