7 Summer Skincare Tips Dermatologists Swear By

With the summer season approaching, it is time to rethink your skincare routine with beach trips and backyard BBQ parties in mind. We all know that SPF is part of the most essential, but that’s not all there is to include in your skincare regimen. From proper exfoliation to using lightweight products, we’re sharing some of the tested-and-proven tips of skin experts to keep your glowing skin all summer long.

  1. Out with the old, in with the new

Exfoliate regularly—and by regularly, we mean twice a week—with a gentle exfoliating scrub to brighten and reveal a youthful layer of skin. Plus, getting rid of dry skin allows serums and lotions to sip into the skin quickly and deeply, maximizing their potency and effects.

  • Apply clay masks

In addition to regular exfoliation, apply clay masks at night to unclog pores and help remove make-up residue. The chemical properties in clay masks draw out build up of dirt, oil and impurities, making them an ideal part of any skincare routine for achieving healthy and glowing skin.

  • Use lightweight creams

Thicker creams contain compounds that can clog the pores and can cause breakouts during humid seasons. Instead of your usual thick moisturizers and facial oils, opt for hydrating gels and serums, which are typically lighter.

  • Strategize your SPF

Before putting on your make-up in the morning, slather some SPF all over your face and neck. Reapply every two hours if you are outside. If you are worried about ruining your make-up, use mineral powder or compressed powder with SPF in it. You see, sunscreen doesn’t only come in cream form. Maximize sun protection by using different products with SPF.

  • Be careful with cloudy weather

Sunburn can happen even on cloudy days, when cooler weather tempts you to skip sunscreen. However, clouds can block only 20 percent of the sun’s UV rays. Therefore, application of sunscreen as you would during sunny days is very much required during cloudy days.

  • Go for faux tan

Instead of going sunbathing and risking getting skin cancer, do your skin some favor and reach for skin bronzing products. Self-tanners are much safer option and they let you achieve just the right bronzy glow that you desire.

  • Stay Hydrated

Inside and out! Be sure to drink plenty of water every single day, and slather moisturizing lotion (with SPF) all over your body to seal in the moisture and keep your skin hydrated. Especially after shaving, hydrate your skin right after getting out of the shower with body oil or nourishing cream.

Summertime is the perfect time to wear less make-up. Improve your skin’s complexion by perfecting your skincare routine with these expert tips.

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