You might be ready for the long, hot days of summer, but how’s your skincare routine? We’ve got some hot summer skin care tips that will help you look fabulous through the peak of the heat!
Sunscreen, Sunscreen, and Sunscreen
Sunscreen is your very best friend when the sun heats up the desert. Sunscreen prevents sunburns and other sun damage (yes, tanning is sun damage, even if it doesn’t turn a painful pink). It also keeps your skin looking younger for longer, since nothing ages your skin like the sun.
Try a product like SkinMedica’s Essential Defense Everyday Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 47 every morning when you’re getting ready. It’s broad-spectrum, which is vital, and it has a high SPF to offer you thorough protection. Then reapply it at least once during the day. Your skin will thank you. Don’t forget your lips! They need a sun protectant, too.
Lighter Makeup for Brighter Days
Warmer weather is a terrific time to lighten up on the cosmetics you use. Not only can makeup feel heavy during the hottest days, but your skin would love the opportunity to breathe. A combination of heat, sweat, and makeup can leave your pores clogged.
When you do use makeup, consider products with an SPF factor to add protection from the sun.
Don’t Stop Moisturizing
Moisturizers are as important during the summer as they are during the winter. However, because the summer often isn’t as dry, you can switch out to a lighter moisturizer for your skin care routine. This will prevent your face from feeling weighed down.
Again, consider finding a morning moisturizer with an SPF factor.
Exfoliate to Keep Your Pores Happy
Between sweat, makeup, and all that sunscreen, your pores might suffer a bit of clogging. The best way to clear them out and leave your skin looking dewy is with exfoliation. Stick to once or twice a week to avoid overdoing it.
You might consider booking yourself a facial in the middle of the summer season, and again at the end, to give your pores a fresh start!
Let The Skin Clinic of North Scottsdale help you prepare your skin for summer fun! We can advise you on the best products and treatments for a fresh-faced summer glow. Book an appointment online, or contact us at 480-513-2888.