How to Care for Your Skin Through the Summer

Undoubtedly, we’re all ready for the warmer weather. Swimsuits, tans, and plenty of time outside are something that the majority of us look forward to all year long. During this time of year, one part of your health that you should pay special attention to is your skin. You’re likely to show a lot more of it when it’s warm, so protecting it becomes even more important. Check out these tips for taking care of your skin all summer long.

Sunscreen

The sun can be good for you, but as we all know, too much can harm your skin. Make sure that you put on sunscreen everyday. Too much sun can lead to sun spots, premature wrinkles, and in worst case scenarios, cancer. A simple sunscreen first thing in the morning can help prevent such results. For even better results, make sure to reapply as the day progresses so that you have protection all day long.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating helps you to get rid of the dead skin cells on top and expose the healthy, younger skin cells underneath. It can help to get rid of that ashy color that sometimes develops on your topmost layer of skin. Exfoliating is a simple process. Buy a loofah or similar device, an exfoliating cream, and scrub, scrub, scrub.

Moisturize

You simply can’t go through skin care advice without mentioning moisturizer. Moisturizing is a process that should be done everyday all year long. It helps fight age spots and wrinkles, and helps your skin to stay supple. If you don't already have a good moisturizer, don’t be afraid to experiment. Fragrance free lotion, coconut oil, and moisturizing creams are all great options for keeping your skin soft and pliable.

Drink More Water

Water is so good for the entire body, and for your skin it can help prevent drying out and wrinkling. In the summer, you really should drink even more water because of the heat. Fill up a water bottle, and sip, sip, sip all day long. If you’re enjoying a water activity, don’t neglect this important step. While you may not notice because you’re in the water, your body can still become dehydrated if you don’t drink your fair share.

Keeping your skin healthy is important for your body and for your mind. After all, it’s one of the first things that people notice. Use these tips to protect your skin and keep it glowing all summer long.

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