It’s summer in Australia, and this means that everyone will be spending as much time outdoors as possible, whether it’s at the beach or a barbeque. While you’re having fun, don’t forget to look after your skin properly to compensate for the seasonal heat and dryness. Not only will it prevent sunburn and discomfort – it will slow down aging too! Here are four summer skin care tips to add to your daily routine.
The cold of winter dries your skin significantly, so you need to exfoliate your skin from top to bottom when summer begins. You can do so 2-3 times a week all year round, but if you don’t, then you should make it a habit in the summertime. Exfoliating your skin removes dead and dry skin cells, preventing pore congestion, improving hydration and preventing ingrown hairs.
Summer is hot! It dries your skin and makes you perspire which can lead to dehydration. If you are dehydrated, you’ll suffer from headaches and dizzy spells. It’s important to drink water regularly every day during summer – no less than eight glasses – so that your skin is hydrated and healthy and you feel good too.
Regular use of sunscreen during summer is vital. Sunburn is painful and dangerous, and each blister increases your risk of getting skin cancer. Apply sunscreen daily when you’re getting dressed, and re-apply it every 1-2 hours, especially if you’ve been sweating or swimming. A sunscreen of at least SPF30 is recommended to protect your skin from UV rays. There are also SPF makeup products available to ensure sufficient coverage.
Change Your Makeup
In the summer, minimal makeup is more comfortable as it’s easier to apply and remove and better for your skin if you’ve been sweating. Mineral makeup has a light powder base that won’t sweat off and has natural sunscreen properties, and you can get other SPF endorsed makeup products too. A light layer of sunscreen on your face before makeup is always recommended to be safe.
Take care of your skin this summer, especially during the unbearably hot days. Carry a water bottle around, exfoliate at least twice a week, and wear sunscreen often. If you look after your skin, you will have a glowing, radiant look for the entire season.