With summer quickly approaching for many people around the globe, it’s time to start thinking about how your beauty routines need to adjust with the changing of the weather. Not only does the environmental differences necessitate rethinking your skincare routine, but your summer lifestyle should also cause you to change how you care and respond to your skin.
To help you in making these adjustments, here are three ways you can care for your skin in the summer that are different than what you’d want to do in other seasons of the year.
Wear Sunscreen Every Day
While it’s important that you wear sunscreen even in the winter and fall months, it’s extra important to put on sunscreen every day in the summer.
According to Becki Murray, a contributor to Harpers Bazaar, you should be wearing at least an SPF 30 to 50 sunscreen when you’re going out during the day. By doing this, you’ll be able to protect your skin from aging faster than it otherwise would as well as getting burned by the sun. And if you’re going to be spending a considerable amount of time outside, especially if it’s very hot or you’ll be in the water, make sure you’re reapplying your sunscreen every few hours.
Keep Things Light
Many people find that their skin does better during the summer months. Because of this, you may find that you don’t need to use as heavy of makeup as you might in the fall and winter. In fact, using lighter products can actually be a lot better for skin in general, especially in the summer.
Along with this, Chloe Atkins, a contributor to Vogue.com, advises that you also try to use lighter creams on your skin in the summer as opposed to thicker products. By using products that are gel rather than rich or heavy creams, you’ll still be able to keep the right amount of moisture in your skin without overdoing it or clogging up your pores.
Choose Soothing Products
Even though your skin may clear up a bit in the summertime, there is still plenty out there that can cause you a lot of irritation.
To keep this in check, SkinCare.com suggests that you try to choose skincare products that will have a soothing effect on your skin. Masks can be especially good for this purpose. So if you’re getting sunburned, windburn, or spending a lot of time swimming in pools or salt water, make sure you’re giving your skin the right care to help soothe your skin from these irritants.
To help you have the best and brightest skin this summer, consider using the tips mentioned above as you prepare your skin for a change in the weather and your lifestyle.