Summer is particularly hard on your skin. The sun is closer to the earth, and it’s easy to overdose on UV rays in a matter of minutes. If you plan on a summer vacation that places you in the sun, it’s a good idea to start using sunscreen weeks before you start your vacation. When you build up the sunscreen in your body, it helps to keep your skin from burning. Other tips for taking the best care of your skin in the summer include all of the following:
Exfoliate: When you exfoliate you remove dead cells, which prevent congestion and improve hydration. It helps to exfoliate in the mornings before you add SPF or makeup; makeup lasts longer after you exfoliate your skin.
Hydrate Skin: Keep your skin extra hydrated with moisturizers, tones, and masks. Drink lots of plain, filtered water, which helps maintain the moisture balance in your whole body.
Apply Sunscreen: Use sunscreen by applying it frequently and in the right amount. Apply at least a teaspoon for your face, and re-apply it every two hours.
Treat Sun Damage: If you have inadvertently gotten sunburned, apply cool gels to help prevent peeling and reduce inflammation.
Visit Medical Aesthetics of Virginia for your summer skin care in Norfolk, VA.