With rising temperatures, the sun’s damage to your skin increases. With the heat that dries the skin, sweat and impurities that clog the pores, and make-up, the burden of your skin is not light at all. So, whether you love sunbathing or prefer to avoid it as much as possible, you should not miss some steps to give your skin the care it needs. In the summer, getting a routine that covers what your skin needs can be lifesaving. Here’s what you need to know for an inclusive routine that goes beyond sunscreens and much more…
1- Protect your skin
Sunscreens are one of the most indispensable skin care products in summer. In addition to protecting the skin from harmful UV rays and consequent damage, it also plays a vital role in managing the signs of premature aging such as dark spots, wrinkles and pigmentation. Using sunscreen regularly will also reduce the risk of skin cancer.
2- Cleanse your skin
Cleansing is one of the first and most important steps of a skin care routine. It aims to make you feel refreshed and of course clean by removing all dirt, oil, sweat, foreign substances and product particles from your skin. Even if you wear less make-up in the summer, sunscreens should be considered heavy make-up because they are very difficult to clean. That’s why you need to deep clean twice a day.
3- Use antioxidants
Antioxidants are, to be honest, much more important than what they have in a summer skincare routine. They fight skin-damaging free radicals that can be caused by excessive sun exposure and pollution on your skin. These free radicals cause signs of aging such as acne, hyperpigmentation, dark spots and wrinkles. This is where antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin C come to your rescue. While they help relieve such skin concerns, they also help tighten your skin and stimulate blood flow, which promotes skin cell regeneration. Therefore, try to include skin care products that contain antioxidants in your daily regimen.
Humidifiers are just as important in the summer as they are in the winter. You can use heavy and thick ones in winter to nourish and keep your skin extra nourished and moist, but avoid these as they can feel sticky and oily in summer and make your face heavy. Opt for gel or water-based and light moisturizers. The summer heat causes your skin to become dehydrated, look dull and lifeless, so it’s very important to give it the moisture it needs, even if you have oily skin. Add a moisturizer to your skincare regimen, both morning and night, but use a non-comedogenic moisturizer, especially in the summer, so that it doesn’t clog pores. You can also use a hyaluronic acid underneath to get more efficiency out of your moisturizer.
5- Do not run away from acids
The primary job of peels (both physical and chemical) is to remove dead skin cells and other pore-clogging impurities from the skin. Therefore, there is no reason why you should not exfoliate your skin during the summer months. Once or twice a week is enough to get clear and glowing skin.
What should the skin care routine be like in summer?
Just like your wardrobes, your skincare routines should change with the seasons. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Clean twice a day.
Use an invigorating tonic.
Don’t forget your antioxidants like a vitamin C serum, even in summer. It helps prevent pigmentation, reduces the appearance of fine lines and aids in collagen production. Use a few drops after cleansing and before moisturizing.
Use a light, water-based or gel-based moisturizer.
Never forget your sunscreen. A minimum of SPF 30 is required for sun protection.
Be light and minimal in makeup.
Exfoliate at least twice a week.
Avoid these skin care mistakes in the summer! Avoid heavy moisturizers in the summer. Always use a light moisturizer that doesn’t feel sticky or heavy.
Avoid skincare and makeup products that clog pores and opt for non-comedogenic ones instead.
Try to avoid very heavy makeup so that your skin can breathe.
Don’t be thirsty. Drink plenty of water throughout the day as it will do wonders for your skin.
To prevent sun damage to your skin, avoid going outside without applying enough sunscreen to all exposed areas of your body.
Also, avoid skipping some important steps of your skincare regimen, such as toning and exfoliating. They may seem insignificant, but they have a huge impact on your skin.
In addition to sunscreen, you can protect yourself more with the help of hats and glasses on days when you will be exposed to the sun a lot.