Prepare For the Sun with These Summer Skin Care Tips

It’s the time we look forward to all year: summer. Days spent in the sand, plenty of sunshine and waterfront relaxation await. As we get ready for the sunny season, it’s important to get your skin ready for summer. Between harmful UV rays and drying sun exposure, the summer can be detrimental to your skin if you don’t take time to prepare. Today, we’ll dive into some of the best ways to keep your skin looking and feeling great while keeping you safe! 

SPF all day 

We can’t say this enough: you need to have an SPF in your daily routine. Yes, every day – no matter the weather! Even when it is overcast or cold, your skin is still absorbing UV rays from the sun. It’s even more important during the summer when your skin is getting even more direct sun exposure. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests that everyone use sunscreen that has broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, has a SPF of 30 or more and is water resistant. When applying sunscreen, make sure to cover all parts of your body that see the sun. That includes areas that you may forget about, like the tops of your feet and the back of your neck. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or so when you’re outside to ensure that you’re keeping your skin safe. 

Keep it light 

If you like to wear makeup, be careful about how much you apply in the summer. Comedogenic (pore-clogging) foundations can cause acne, especially after spending the day sweating. Opt instead for a light BB cream or a powder-based foundation that is listed as non-comedogenic on the label. If you’re looking to keep your makeup lasting longer, look for a sweat proof setting spray that can help you avoid having your makeup run. If your skin is especially oily in the summer, setting spray can double your wear time too! 

Hydrate often 

The more you sweat, the more your skin will lose its natural moisture. Dry skin can be painful and can crack, so it’s important to keep your skin fresh and hydrated as much as possible. Look for a moisturizer that is light and soaks into the skin rather than sitting on top of it. One great way to moisturize your skin is through masks — the ingredients work together to make your skin as smooth and soft as possible by soaking into your skin for a longer period of time. Remember: moisturized skin is healthy skin! 

Aim for head to toe perfection 

When you’re getting ready for your summer glow, remember to tend to every part of your skin. Too often, we forget areas like our hands or our feet that need just as much pampering as the rest of our body. Don’t forget your hand cream and foot peels to keep you shining from head to toe. We might be a little biased, but our Baby Foot foot peels are perfect for getting your feet ready for sandal season. You’ll have fresh skin before you know it! 

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