Sunshine, heat and humidity can easily damage delicate skin cells and pores. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing during the summer months.
Exfoliate regularly: Exfoliate a couple times a week, to keep skin clean and smooth but but do not scrub over sunburn or sore skin.
Perspiration and oil increase in the warm weather causing a fast accumulation of dead cells. Exfoliation will remove dull layer of dead sells, allow lotion to better penetrate.
*Keep up Cleansing Routines: Oily to normal skins will find that a gentle cleansing wash will keep the skin feeling fresh.
*Try Lighter Moisturizer: Thick creams which can protect the skin from wind and cold become too heavy in the summer time.
*Use Natural Cosmetics: Lighter, mineral-based make-up with SPF will give you a healthy glow.
*Use Sunscreen: Block both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Apply before you go out and then every couple hours. Remember clouds don't block the rays!
*Go for the faux: Minimize your chances of wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer by skipping the suntan altogether and opting for a natural spray-tan.
Cover Up: Not head to toe necessarily, but consider donning a wide-brimmed hat and sun glasses and perhaps a long sleeve shirt. Note: Morning and evening are best for face tanning.
Bring on the Balm: Be sure to wear a broad spectrum sun-protective lip balm to keep lips sun-safe and supple.
Stay Hydrated: Even though you may not be thirsty, drink lots of water, 5-8 glasses a day. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables too.
*Consider SkinHealth Products for Summer Skincare
Cleansers & moisturizers with vital anti-oxidant nutrients -- the most potent weapon against "photoaging"
Products available at all Skinhealth Centers locations.
Also available: Mineral Make-up and natural ingredient Spray Tans.