Summer heat, sun, and fun (think: too many pina coladas on the beach) really take a toll on your skin. For that reason, having a summer skincare routine locked down will keep you looking gorgeous this summer… and for many summers to come! Here are our top summer skincare tips:
Take a Two-Pronged Approach to Hydration
Don’t let dehydration get the best of you! During the summer months, in addition to drinking water like it’s going out of style, up your mask game. Choose facial masks that having hydrating and calming ingredients, and aim to mask twice a week.
And, while we’re obviously fans of making sure natural oils are a part of your skincare, did you know that a diet rich in omega fatty acids is great for your skin too? Those natural fatty acids help your skin retain moisture. So, for all your avocado lovers, more good news: avocado alone may not give you the skin of your dreams, but it’ll definitely help.
If at First You Apply Sunscreen, Apply, Apply Again
Whether you’re diligent about applying sunscreen or not, you’ve definitely heard this word of advice: the single most important habit you can develop for the sake of your skin is to apply sunscreen every day. Even when it’s cloudy. Even when it’s raining. What you might not consider is that you should apply sunscreen multiple times a day. Most sunscreens are only effective for about two hours. So much for the SPF you applied in the morning protecting you from the peak afternoon sun.
Not looking forward to ruining your perfectly applied makeup with more sunscreen? Consider an SPF setting spray or learn other ways to reapply sunscreen after makeup.
Burnt? Don’t Sit There and Do Nothing
It’s easy to let minor burns just heal themselves, but bring yourself to nursing even the most minor of sunburns and summer related skin irritations. Why? Because no one wants to look forward to coarse skin, brown spots, and wrinkles. Summer skincare today means beautiful skin tomorrow.
So, what can you do if you’ve already gotten a bit too much sun? Treat your skin to a barrage of antioxidant-rich, nourishing, and soothing ingredients. Here’s a favorite little concoction of ours that eases burnt, irritated skin.