The summer season can be hard on the skin. The sun and the harsh heat can wreak havoc on your skin. Such environmental contaminants and pollution can take away the skin's natural radiance leaving it dull, blemished or oily. If you don’t want to jump straight into dermal fillers to improve your skin - you can try the tips below first.
How exactly does summer affect the skin?
During the increase of temperature in the summer season (which is combined with the heat and humidity), our sebaceous glands often experience increased activity. This makes oily skin even oiler, and dry skin will appear patchy and rough. The intensity of the sun’s rays also causes the skin to tan, because it creates melanin pigments. While it might be nice to have a tan - more melanin means sunburned skin, faster ageing skin, cancer and darker skin. Being in such heat also opens up your pores, which can then clog with oil and dirt. When that happens, the skin might trap bacteria in the pores, creating pimples and blemishes on the face.
I’m super careful with the sun. I definitely don’t want to get wrinkles. But I’m also very superficial! I have gotten all kinds of things done, including labiaplasty (!) so I know what I’m talking about. I think everyone should do what makes them happy - and glowing skin is a great way to reach that new level of confidence.
Here are a few ways that you can look after your skin during summer:Consider changing your face wash
As you make the transition from winter to hotter months, you should give your face wash a changeup. While in winter face washes that are nourishing work well, in the summertime, you need a face wash that can suck out any excess oil. If you suffer from dry skin, then you need to consider using a cleanser that is non-foaming. This works well for combination skin too.
Incorporate antioxidants in your skin care routine
Summer is the perfect time to invest in some antioxidants. Not only do the antioxidants hydrate your skin, but they also work at hydrating the skin, along with aiding protection from environmental damage. Antioxidants help boost collagen production and it will rid your skin of harmful free radicals that causes damage. You can include antioxidants in your routine by adding them to your diet. You can stock up on green leafy vegetables, green tea, citrus fruits, whole grains and nuts to help keep your skin looking younger.
Keep skin hydrated
Not only does your skin need moisture during summer, but it also need real hydration. Invest in a hydrating mask which you can use 2-3 times a week. It’s super easy to use; you just wash your face and then apply the mask at night. This will hydrate, soothe and repair your skin. Different masks can help treat certain skin conditions like acne, oil and dryness.
Exfoliation is what you need to achieve smoother skin. It will help to remove dead ells and dulling skin debris. The debris stops the skin from breathing which can then congest the skin fast. You can use natural things to exfoliate the skin like oil, sea salt and coffee grounds. Note that you should exfoliate the skin on your whole body, not just the face. Be gentle when exfoliating the skin as you can get rashes and bruises on the skin which can cause more harm than good. If you have sensitive skin, then look for an exfoliator that is suitable for sensitive skin.
Looking after your skin during summer is important to protect it from the harsh elements, but also to keep the facial skin looking youthful and vibrant. I hope the tips in this article has helped you and that you’ve learned a few new ways to care for your skin in summer.