There are some things about the summer months you may not have considered, when it comes your skin.
When it’s hot and humid, the natural tendency is for people to believe that skin care is less important. The sultriness of humid conditions can fool us into believing that our skin is enjoying an extra level of moisture.
But have you considered that increased exposure to UVB and UVA rays can have a drying effect? How about the fact that every time you enter an air-conditioned environment, your skin is threatened by a lack of moisture? You can give your skin a serious shock after being out in the heat and humidity.
We’re going to share 5 summer 2017 skin secrets in this post to help you defend your skin from the hidden perils of summer.
1. Deep cleaning.
A foaming cleanser which cleans away the dirt, oil and sweat is your greatest ally in the summer. Before cleansing, bathe your skin in cool water. It’s been exposed to the heat and needs a break from it.
Following the cooling step, apply the foam cleanser and take your time, using small circular motions to work it into your skin. Afterwards, rinse with cool water to close the pores.
Instead of scrubbing your skin vigorously to remove dead skin cells, oil and sweat, try a product infused with glycolic acid. These products usually come in a pad not unlike a make up removal product. Check to ensure the content of the product is at about 8%. Less than that and it will have little effect. More than that and will be too strong, possibly causing redness.
3. The chill mask.
One of our favorite of the 5 summer 2017 skin care secrets is chilling your face masks. Place these in the fridge, ready to use. After cleansing, apply and lay down for awhile to feel the summer heat melt away. Done once or twice a week, this secret gives your face a cooling treat.
4. Cooling mist.
Carrying an atomizer with you during the summer allows you the luxury of giving your face a cooling, moisturizing mist on the run. Choose one with an infusion of cucumber or rosewater for a blast of hydrating freshness, but even a simple spray bottle filled with regular water can be your best summer friend.
Of the 5 summer 2017 skin secrets, this has to be the most important. You may believe you’re consuming enough water, but summer demands that you up your intake. Hydration from within is the fastest route to glowing skin that looks its best.
PRO TIP: If you find that consuming enough water is a tall order, try eating more watermelon during the summer months. There’s nothing not to love about this water-packed fruit and what’s more, it’s brimming with lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.
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