Skincare Tips for Summer

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Summer is right around the corner, which means you will most likely be spending more time at the beach, pool, or outdoors in general. However, longer hours of daylight, sun exposure, and increased humidity can all take a toll on your skin. Read on for some tips on how to care for your skin during the summer for a youthful and healthy glow.

Wear Sunscreen

The most important skincare step during the summer months is to wear sunscreen! Protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays will prevent premature aging and your risk of skin cancer. It is vital that you apply sunscreen anytime you are outdoors, year-round. However, you should be especially vigilant in the summer months. When seeking out a quality sunscreen, look for one that is at least SPF 30 and offers broad-spectrum protection. Also, don’t forget to apply lip protection!

Use a Light Moisturizer

Using a moisturizer all year long is important for keeping your skin hydrated. In the summer months, many people can benefit from switching to a lighter moisturizer, which won’t feel heavy on your skin when it’s hot out. When looking for a moisturizer, be sure to keep in mind your unique skin type and look for one that contains SPF for an extra layer of protection.

Opt for a Lighter Makeup Application

On days that are warmer, wearing heavy makeup can feel uncomfortable, and sweat may make it “melt” off. Wearing a lighter application of makeup can help the skin to breathe, will be less likely to clog your pores, and will feel much more comfortable.

Exfoliate Your Skin

Exfoliating once or twice per week can help to unclog pores and reduce the chance of blemishes. However, do not exfoliate sunburned skin, as this will add more irritation to the area. Also, be sure not to over-exfoliate. Everyone’s skin is different, so if you are noticing that your skin looks irritated following an exfoliation, scale back on how often you are exfoliating.

Avoid Over-Showering

While the summer months may make us feel as if we need to shower or wash our face more often, experts advise that you try to avoid this. This is because when you are constantly washing your skin, you are washing away the body’s natural moisturizing factors, which can lead to dehydrated skin. We advise showering once a day and after exercise. You can also rinse your face with a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water in the morning and at night. If you find yourself with an oily or sweaty face throughout the day, try using blotting papers, which can absorb the oil and sweat without water.

Self-Tan for a Glow

Everyone wants a healthy glow during the summer months. However, you will want to skip the real thing to avoid sun damage and an increased risk of skin cancer. Instead, opt for a self-tanner or a spray tan to achieve your desired look, without the damage.

Schedule Your Consultation

For more tips on how to keep your skin healthy and youthful, contact Eterna M.D. today! Dr. Carlos Mercado offers an array of anti-aging and cosmetic treatments and procedures to help you look and feel your absolute best. Call us today at 407-664-1073 or book your consultation online.

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