Although it doesn’t look like it right now in Edmonton, AB the spring and summer weather is coming.
Is your skin ready to cope with the heat and humidity of summer?
Tweaking your skin care habits a little can help you make the most of this skin-baring season.
Use Summer-Specific Products
It is important to replace your regular skincare products with those which are specifically meant for coping with the heat and humidity of summer.
Getting rid of the excess oil and gunk formed on the face is the first condition of making your skin summer-ready. Try to adjust your skincare regimen according to the season.
CLIOSunbelievable Pore Primer Sun Cream doubles both as a sunscreen (SPF 50) and a makeup primer!
Sunscreen is #1
A sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is crucial for radiant summer skin.
Make sure that you apply a water-resistant broad-spectrum sunscreen on your skin thoroughly every single day before putting on any kind of makeup. Also, do not forget to reapply it frequently if needed.
Neutrogena®Clear Face Sunblock is great for the face, it gives protection from the sun while helping keep skin clear of sunscreen break-outs.
AVEENO®PROTECT + HYDRATE® Lotion Sunscreen has sun protection (SPF 30) while hydrating skin to keep it soft, smooth and feeling healthy . It has a fast absorbing and oil-free formula that is sweat and water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Exfoliation is the key and it is especially true for those, like me, who may have slacked a bit during the winter.
Whether you prefer a DIYBody Scrub or a store bought scrub like Abra'sGreen Tea Salt Glow, you are going to get healthy glowing summer skin from your head to toe.
Say ‘No’ to Regular Soap
Regular bar soaps can contain harsh chemical compounds, which get rid of the natural oils of the skin making it look and feel dull.
Switch to certain natural (herbal) soaps or pick a gentle body wash to keep your skin silky smooth throughout the summer.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized
In spite of all the oil piling on your face, you should never ever skip your moisturizing routine in summer.
All you need to do is to find a water-based or oil-free product (moisturizer or lotion). Try to moisturize your skin right after taking a shower in order to make the penetration of the moisturizer easier into the skin.
BWCOil-Free Facial Moisturizer hydrates skin with light, oil-free plants like Aloe Vera and Anti-oxidant vitamins that replenish, balance, and support the skin and is cruelty free!
No more Hot Showers
No matter how strong your love for hot shower is, you have to learn to break up with it at least for the summer months.
Using hot water during this time can dry out your skin, making it look rough and unhealthy.
Try to be shower smart by washing your entire body with lukewarm water and finish it off with a cool rejuvenating rinse.
It will keep your pores closed and reduce outbreaks.
Modify Your Daily Diet
Get your skin summer-ready from inside out by making significant changes to your everyday diet.
Consume lots of fresh fruits and colorful as well as green leafy vegetables to provide enough nourishment to your skin cells.
Make sure that your diet contains sufficient amounts of antioxidant vitamins (A, C and E) so that your skin remains bright and youthful even in summer.
Increase Your Water Intake
From detoxifying our body to regularizing our metabolism, keeping our skin hydrated, water plays various roles in our body.
Drink plenty of water all through the day so that your skin looks flawless regardless of the heat and humidity.
Sweat it Out
Workouts can help you immensely in prepping up your skin for the season.
It not only gives blood circulation a boost, but also removes toxins from the body along with sweat.
Both of these are necessary for a radiant summertime skin.
So, get ready and enjoy the summer!