It’s starting to get hot out and that means humidity and oily skin. Don’t get me wrong — I love me some summertime goodness. But I always dread what it does to my already sensitive skin. Before the scorching sun and high humidity wreak havoc on your skin this summer, make these smart changes to your skincare routine to ensure you don’t end up with extra wrinkles and breakouts by the time Fall hits back around.
Drink Lots of Water
Higher temperatures and more time outdoors leads to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells! Eight 8-ounce glasses of plain, filtered water every day help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification. Tip: If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink!
Exfoliate Your Skin
Your body sheds skin cells at an amazing rate every minute of every day. If you don’t get rid of them, they’ll just sit on your skin making your skin look dull and dry. No matter how much lotion you use, you’re never going to have glowing skin if you don’t exfoliate. Exfoliate 2-3 times a week for glowing, summer skin.
Moisturize Your Skin
Incorporate intensive masques into your skin care regimen once or twice a week. Boosters are a great fit, working best when layered underneath a moisturizer. Toners are a refreshing moisturizer prep, working to even out skin porosity. Tip: Refresh with a revitalizing toner spritz at your desk, in the car, at the gym or even on the plane if you’re travelling.
Buy a New Sunscreen
Throw away last year’s unused sunscreen for a new bottle. Sunscreens aren’t meant to last forever, and seeing as most people don’t use as much as they should I bet you have a bottle or two stored away. Be safe and pick up a new one. And don’t forget the most important sunscreen advice: USE IT.
Keeping all these things in mind will make your summer skincare routine a breeze. In addition to a summer glow, your skin will certainly thank you come Fall.
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