We are in for a sunny summer! Our skin is beginning to cry out for more protection. To avoid annoying rashes, sunburns or acne, you need to implement proper skin care! Let’s see how.
How does summer affect your skin?
As the temperature and humidity of the environment increases, the skin’s sebaceous glands begin to produce excess sebum (natural oil). The secreted oil settles on the surface of the skin, leading to stickiness, oiliness and clogged pores. Acne pimples are the most common problem that occurs in the summer. People with oily skin are more susceptible to it because bacteria and oil in the skin mix with sweat, causing clogged pores and acne. When your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, melanin production increases to protect your skin from sun damage. Melanin has photoprotective properties. Excess melanin causes darker, tanned skin. Other problems may include itchy skin, prickly heat, sunburn and rashes due to sun sensitivity.
How do you take care of your skin in the summer?
1. appropriate facial cleanser to remove excess oil
Oily skin can become oilier in the summer. Use a facial cleanser tailored to your skin type to deeply cleanse and remove all the dirt. Those with dry skin will need a gentler cleaner. Choose mild, alcohol-free cosmetics with a balanced pH.
2. choose the right skin care routine
Follow the next steps of skin care carefully. Choose products with a lighter and less oily texture. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing twice a day will help keep your skin clean and fresh.
3. keep your skin hydrated
Hydration is key at all times during the summer. You can use a moisturizing face mask after washing your face at night for extra hydration while you sleep. Spritz your face frequently with water or use a face mist to refresh your skin regularly.
4. scrubbing for healthy skin
Use a facial scrub at least twice a week to remove excess dirt and sebum from the skin. Just remember to use the right scrub for your skin type and gently massage the scrub in circular motions. Make sure you exfoliate your lips and neck as well.
5. if necessary, take shelter in the shade
The sun’s rays can be very harsh. They are often the culprit of skin burns. That’s why I always recommend using sunbathing “with your head.” During peak hours, protect yourself in the shade, wear headgear or appropriate clothing.
I am not a doctor and I do not encourage the use of chemical, toxic sunscreens. Everyone acts according to his will and is responsible for himself 😉 However, more and more studies confirm the harmfulness of filters and also more and more vacation havens are banning the import and use of chemical and mineral filters, due to the destruction of ocean ecosystems!
I leave the decision for you!
6. avoid heavy makeup
Heavy makeup prevents the skin from breathing. Humidity and heat also affect the skin’s ability to breathe. Instead of heavy foundation and other cosmetics, you might consider using a tinted lip balm and toning moisturizer if you must apply makeup.
7. moisturize well
A cream or other moisturizer is essential to protect the skin in summer. Depending on your skin type, you can choose a non-greasy formula. But look for ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins A and C. It’s best to apply moisturizer right after bathing.
8. don’t forget your feet
Scrub your feet to exfoliate. The best scrub is sea water and sand on the beach 😉 If this is not strong at the moment, use a good foot cream, wear open-toed sandals, let your feet breathe!
9. drink freshly squeezed fruit juices & eat watermelon
Coconut water, watermelons and fresh fruit juices are the best way to hydrate. It is also a great way to flush toxins out of the body.
There is more and more talk about the myth of drinking water. I personally recommend arbyzas and fresh juices!
10. choose seasonal fruits and vegetables
Include salads and vegetables such as cucumber and lettuce in your food – they help the body stay cool from the inside. Seasonal fruits such as watermelons, musk melons, fruits and citrus juices also help maintain healthy skin.
11. stay away from sugary drinks
Sugary sodas make you feel sluggish due to excess sugar. In addition, they do not add any value to the body, as they have no moisturizing properties. If anything, they make you unhealthy and help you gain weight. Be like Christiano Ronaldo at the UEFA conference!
12. wear breathable fabrics
Cotton is the best fabric to wear in the summer. Wear light and loose clothing. Avoid tight clothes made of synthetic fabrics. They can increase discomfort and cause more sweating, which in turn causes itchy skin and can lead to infection.
13. good time to introduce cool baths
Cool water helps move the lymph in your body, boost immunity, toughen up.
Does your skin change with the seasons?
Yes, the skin changes with the seasons. Winter brings dry weather that strips the skin of its natural moisture and causes flaky, itchy skin. Humidity in the summer can lead to bacterial infections due to sweat, clogged pores and acne pimples. Air conditioning in summer and heaters in winter can dry out the skin. So each season has its own set rules for skin care. Your skin needs extra attention and care during the summer. With a few simple steps, such as cleansing and moisturizing, moisturizing and applying sunscreen, you can protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and heat. Let me know if you liked my tips. Start by getting to know your skin!