• 03Jun

    3 Skincare Tips Just for the Summer

    Did you know that how you care for your skin should be different in the summer than in the winter? In the colder seasons, the air is cold and dry, meaning your skin becomes drier more easily. In the summer, higher levels of humidity keep your skin from completely drying out, and can increase your risk for breakouts if you keep on wearing a thick moisturizer. Here’s what to do for soft, dewy, fresh-looking skin throughout the summer months.

    leeeAvoid the Sun

    While you want to be cautious about sun exposure all year long, in the summer, when the days are longer and there’s more excuse to go outside, you need to be particularly cautious. Spending too much time in the sun doesn’t just increase your risk of skin cancer, which affects over 5 million people in the US each year. Sun exposure also leads to painful burns, earlier wrinkles, and in some cases, can make acne worse. The sun can also cause dark spots to form on your skin.

    Stay out of the sun during the heat of the day (from 10 am to 2 pm). Always use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. If you’ll be at the beach or by the pool, choose a sunscreen that’s water resistant and remember to reapply often.

    Look for Products That Don’t Clog Pores

    Heat and sweat can be a bad combination if you have oily skin. If you’re prone to breakouts, it’s important to avoid skincare products that can clog your pores year-round. It becomes particularly important to avoid those products in the summer when you’re likely to be sweating, and your skin’s oil production might go into overdrive. To be on the safe side, you might consider using home remedies to care for oily skin. Oatmeal and aloe vera are both good choices.

    Alternatively, using a cleanser with glycolic or salicylic acid can also help keep breakouts at bay in the summer. Just make sure you don’t use it too much. A few times a week should be enough. Overuse can make your skin too dry, which can lead to more breakouts.

    Use an Insect Repellent

    Mosquitoes are more than just pesky insects. They can spread diseases, such as Zika virus and dengue. These viruses aren’t only found in remote places throughout the world. Zika’s been found in Florida and Texas, according to the CDC. Using insect repellent whenever you’re outside will help protect your skin and your overall health from mosquitoes. It will also protect you from the itching and rash that commonly accompany mosquito bites.

    Anna L.

    It’s all about health!
    I have academic background in drugs related Chemical Technology, as well as extensive professional experience in pharma and medical companies. My main area of interest is everyday life medicine. The goal of my articles is to give people informative answers to the questions that bother them, to dispel doubts and some common misbeliefs and also to inspire everyone to keep healthy lifestyle.

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