Sun-kissed skin is in this summer. Smooth, glowing skin with a tanned sheen – we all want it – but in reality, it’s actually quite tricky to get radiant skin in summer.
The heat and humidity can make your skin’s glands hyperactive and produce more oil. Excess oil buildup can cause sunburn, itchy rash, and premature signs of aging.
That is why it’s important to stick to a proper skincare routine. Here are 6 natural ways to help keep your skin radiant and fresh this summer:
1. Do not forget sunscreen
It’s a mortal sin not to put on sunscreen in the summer. Sunscreen shields your hands, legs, face, and other exposed skin areas from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Excessive UV exposure can cause permanent damage on your skin and cause sunburn, fine lines, wrinkles, and premature aging. Invest in sunscreen that has a broad UV spectrum and apply it twice a day on all the exposed areas of your skin.
2. Change your facial wash
The most basic skin care routine regardless of season, is cleansing your face. During summer, the climate becomes hot and humid, causing your pores to produce more oil. Change your facial wash to address this issue accordingly.
- If you have oily skin, get a foaming cleanser that contains salicylic acid. This helps prevent the pores from being blocked and causing acne breakouts.
- If you have dry or combination skin, use a non-soapy face wash to clean your face twice a day to avoid rashes and redness.
- For normal skin, switch to a gel-based face wash and clean your face two to three times a day to feel refreshed.
3. Put on light makeup
In the summer months, less makeup is more. Your skin needs to breathe when the weather is extremely hot and humid. Swap out your foundation for a tinted moisturizer with SPF and set with a face powder. Swap out your lipsticks with tinted lip balms with SPF. Avoid heavy eye makeup and go with a simple lined eye (with a sweat-proof liner, of course.)
4. Add antioxidants to your routine
Be on the lookout for moisturizers, serums, and sunscreens with antioxidants to help keep your skin radiant and fresh this summer. For example, Vitamin C helps your skin fight environmental damage and boosts collagen production. Skincare products with natural antioxidants help reduce inflammation and neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals on your skin. Be sure to also increase your intake of antioxidant-rich foods to boost your body’s ability to flush out harmful toxins.
5. Stay hydrated
Get through the hot and humid days without looking like a dried cucumber by staying hydrated. Carry a water tumbler with you all the time and drink up often. Water helps keep your skin hydrated, flushes out the toxins from your body, and help you feel cool and refreshed during the hot summer days.
The summer heat causes your skin to work harder to keep itself healthy and heal any sunburn or irritation. Give your skin a little help by gentle exfoliation. This helps removed dead skin cells, leaving your skin looking radiant.
Read the complete list on Stylecraze for more tips on how to keep your skin radiant and fresh this summer.