Summer Skin Tips

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As Summer approaches, it’s important to customize your skin care routine to protect skin against harmful rays that can accelerate the aging process. Put your best face (and body) forward this summer by protecting, moisturizing, and treating skin after sun exposure!

6 Summer Skin tips to keep your skin safe, soft, and supple:

Apply SPF Daily

  • Sun rays are the strongest between 10 am and 4 pm
  • Apply SPF products daily before sun exposure to protect skin against UV Rays
  • Apply and reapply throughout the day (every 2 hours)
  • Choose a sunscreen that fits your particular skin needs (oil-free, extra emollients, chemical free, fragrance free)

Stay Hydrated

  • Keeping your body in a hydrated state helps to maintain moisture balance and aid in detoxification
  • Recommended to drink eight 8oz. glasses of water throughout the day to combat dehydration
  • Add fruits and vegetables to your water such as lemons, cucumbers, mint, and berries for added vitamins and minerals, and taste!

Keep Skin Moisturized

  • Skin looses its elasticity in extreme heat and humidity conditions
  • Moisturize with products containing SPF before sun exposure and use a heavier moisturizer after to lock in hydration
  • Moisturizing skin immediately after sun exposure will help to heal sun damaged skin

Exfoliate for Smoother Skin

  • Exfoliating routinely helps shed dead skin buildup and slough away damaged skin
  • Exfoliate 1-2 times per week to regenerate and reveal smoother, healthier skin
  • Skin care products such as sunscreen, moisturizers, and serums will easily absorb better after exfoliating
  • Get creative and make your own Do-It-Yourself exfoliating scrub or purchase a scrub with healing exfoliating ingredients

Don’t Forget Lips, Hands and Feet

  • Protect, moisturize, and exfoliate lips, hands, and feet routinely to protect against harmful sun damage
  • Liberally apply and reapply a moisturizing lip balm with SPF
  • Invest in a heavy foot cream to combat dry skin that can cause calluses and cracked heels

Soothe and Treat Sun Damaged Skin

  • UVA and UVB rays can accelerate the aging process and contribute to premature aging
  • Exposure to sun can cause sun spots, discoloration, and skin cancer
  • Look for products with nourishing and repairing ingredients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Fruit Acids, Peptides, and Anti-Oxidants

 

 

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