It has been observed that our skincare clinic in California receives more footfalls during the summer months compared to the rest of the year. The reason is that a killer combination of heat and humidity along with increasing temperatures during the summer can intensify the activity of the sebaceous glands. This makes dry skin appear rough and patchy and oily skin seems to be oilier. The scorching heat due to the rays of the sun also causes tanning by creating more melanin pigments. More melanin signifies darker skin. Some identify sunburned skin with cancer and aging. The heat may lead to the opening of more pores as well to open, which may be clogged with oil and dirt, trapping bacteria, and contributing to pimples, acne, and blemishes on the face.
That’s why in this article, we are going to share the following skincare summer tips for you.
- Incorporate Antioxidants for Your Facial Skincare
An antioxidant serum not only hydrates your skin but can also secure your skin from environmental damage. It facilitates increasing collagen production and will hunt detrimental free radicals to prevent skin damage. With antioxidants, you can take care of combination skin as well as normal to oily skin during summer. You may add antioxidants to your skincare routine by including them in your diet too. So, you must invest in a quality antioxidant serum. We advise everyone to hoard green tea, green and leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, nuts, and whole grains for younger-looking skin.
- Change Your Face Wash
Once the season changes from winter to summer, your facewash must change. It is one of the most crucial skincare products for women. During the winters, a nourishing facewash is enough. However, during summer, you need a face wash to draw out the surplus oil from your skin. If your skin is dry, try applying a non-foaming cleanser. This would be perfect for combination skin too. We always recommend that wash your face multiple times during the day to maintain the freshness and cleanliness of your skin.
- Frequently Exfoliate for Smoother Skin
Exfoliation is crucial for brighter and smoother skin. It can eliminate dulling skin debris and accumulated dead cells. The debris deters the skin from breathing and may congest the skin. It is better to exfoliate with a natural home remedy, such as coffee grounds blended with sea salt and oil. Remember that exfoliation is necessary for the total body and not just the face. Be gentle during exfoliating your skin. Refrain from over-exfoliating as it may damage your skin and you will end up getting rashes. If you have sensitive skin, then you must opt for mild exfoliators that are soft on the skin.
- Keep Your Skin Hydrated
During summer your skin requires hydration as well as moisture. First, wash your face and apply the mask as instructed at night to rehydrate, repair, and soothe your skin. A mask can heal certain skin conditions such as acne, dryness, oil, etc. Our suggestion is to choose the proper mask and spend extra 10 minutes wiping away the fatigue, stress, and blemishes from your skin. Invest in a good hydrating mask to be applied twice a week.
- Minimize Makeup
During summer you must cut down on makeup. Apply minimal facial makeup to let the skin breathe better. Heat and humidity subdue the ability of the skin to breathe and stress it out. Don’t put anything heavy on the face. Apply a tinted lip balm, tinted moisturizer, and organic eyeliner during summer to allow some rest to your skin.
- Wear Sunscreen
Sunscreen is your best companion during summer. Select one with a broad ultraviolet spectrum (between 30-50 SPF and covering UVA and UVB rays). If you spend all your day in the sun, reapply every three hours. Ensure that you cover your feet, hands, shoulders, and neck too.
- Change Your Moisturizer
During summer, you need to abandon the shea butter-laden moisturizers and heavy cold creams for a lighter moisturizer. Do not nurse the myth that your skin needs no moisture during the summer. Skincare in summer mandates a non-greasy and lighter product to suit the climate.
- Apply a Refreshing Toner
Applying a good toner can facilitate you close open pores. This is necessary during summer to avoid oil accumulation in the open pores. Experts say that the t-zone of the face has the highest concentration of sebaceous glands and will appear to be the slickest during the summer months. Focus on this zone during your face toning. Apply a light and refreshing toner.
- Take Care of Your Feet
We mostly focus on taking care of our face as it is what everyone sees first. However, never ignore the fact that your feet carry you around throughout the day. So, they need care as well. Frequently exfoliate the skin on your feet. Apply sunscreen and moisturizer on your feet if you wear open footwear.
- Drink Lots of Water
Water, being the most important ingredient in healthy skin tissue, maintains the softness of your skin. Always carry water wherever you go and consume at least 2-3 liters in a day. It is also essential to flush the toxins out of the skin through sweat and urine.
Hopefully, the above steps will act as a guide for you during the summer. If you have any doubts regarding the usage of any product, then you must consult us as we provide skincare treatment in California. Till then, we expect you to pamper your skin well during the summer.