Summer is one of the most awaited seasons of year! However, the scorching hot weather is bound to take a toll on your skin. Amidst all the excitement to hit the waters, most people tend to neglect their skin. Here are a few skincare tips to protect your skin this summer.
Although this is time of the year where most people prefer wearing minimal clothing such as shorts and spaghetti tops, it is important to protect your skin from the harmful sun rays. Avoid wearing dark colors such as black, brown and navy blue and opt for light summer colors such as white, peach, light blue, yellow and pink. If you go for outings such as fishing or sailing remember to choose fishing shirts in soft materials such as cotton and avoid thick clothing such as polyester and silk, as these do not absorb sweat and can make your fishing trip quite uncomfortable.
Do not skip sunscreen
It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to apply sunscreen during the summers. Make it a habit to never step out of the house without lathering on a protective layer of sunscreen. Choose the right SPF and texture depending on your skin type and ensure to use a good quality brand. Skipping sunscreen before stepping out is not only going to expose your skin to damage from the harmful UV rays from the sun, it is also going to increase the chances of acquiring terrible sun burns that are likely to cause a great deal of pain later on.
During the terrible summer heat, most people tend to make frequent trips to the ice cream parlors and drink soda with most of their meals. However, all this sugar is definitely going to increase the likelihood of breakouts occurring on your face. Instead, you must keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day or opting for fresh fruit juices instead. If you do not like drinking water, you could add fruits such as strawberries and apples to it, in order to make it taste better.
Keep it minimal
If there could be a summer tips in one sentence it would be: ‘KEEP IT MINIMAL’. This is the season where the skin tends to breakout and become sticky and oily quite easily. The heat can get unbearable at times and nobody wants to wear clothing that leave them sweating throughout. Therefore avoid clothes such as long black dresses to the beach or long sleeve fishing shirts when you go fishing. In addition, it is important to avoid lathering on layers of foundation and a full face of makeup. Try to minimize the application of makeup to a very simple look.Regardless of how busy you are or how excited you are to hit the beach, make sure you take the precautionary measures to keep your skin healthy and acne free during the scorching hot summers.