Tip For Gorgeous Summer Skin
Aussies love the sun. Whether it’s a day at the beach, a local park, or a backyard BBQ, we love spending time outdoors and it’s the best way to get a healthy dose of Vitamin D. To get your skin summer ready our summer skincare tips can help you get a gorgeous healthy glow from head to toe.
How Can I Get Glowing Skin In Summer?
The basics to getting glowing skin in summer are to exfoliate and moisturise. But there are other things that you can do to help you improve your skin and improve it during the warmer months.
How Do I Take Care Of My Skin In Hot Weather?
1. Exfoliate Regularly
Dead skin cells build up on your face and body, making your skin look dull and dry. Dead skin cells do not make your skin glow. You need to exfoliate your face and body regularly, and gently during summer.
Regular exfoliation of your face and body can also keep your pores from becoming clogged and gives you much healthier-looking skin.
Many exfoliants can be used in the shower, whether it’s a grainy exfoliant or a peeling gel-type exfoliator. Exfoliate 1 – 2 times per week.
2. Apply Sunscreen
Remember this rule: UVA = Aging, UVB = Burning
Take a look at the image below to get a clear understanding of what damage the sun can do to your skin. The damage done by UVB and UVA is listed.
We need to protect our skin all year round, but during summer it’s crucial to wear sunscreen. And the higher the SPF, the better. Fortunately, Korean skin care brands have a wide variety of sunscreens to choose from that provide 50+ protection, do not leave a white film on the skin, and contain ingredients that are good for your skin.
3. Rinse Off Chlorine, Sea Salt After Swimming
UVA and UVB rays, chlorine, and salt water can really dry out your skin. Once you are finished swimming for the day, make sure to rinse off or take a shower to get rid of chlorine and salt sitting on your skin. Use an all-over body moisturiser to combat dehydration and drink a few glasses of water to rehydrate your body.
4. If You Get Sun Nurture Your Skin
The sun in Australia is very hot and sometimes we do get sunburnt. If you do get sunburnt work on repairing your skin as soon as possible.
- Take a cool shower to cool the skin
- Use an after-sun moisturiser that contains Aloe Vera in it as Aloe Vera soothes burnt skin and helps the skin to heal. Aloe Vera contains Vitamin, A, C, and E which are beneficial to your skin’s healing
- Drink lots of water to hydrate internally
- Don’t pick at peeling skin. If your skin does peel, let the skin peel off on its own. Peeling the skin off prematurely will only extend the soreness, redness, and healing time.
5. Treat Your Skin Once A Week
Use a Korean face mask to restore moisture and keep skin plump. Choose a hydrating mask that helps to strengthen the skin barrier and nurture your skin. Sun damage can weaken the skin barrier, a damaged skin barrier will become dry, itchy, sensitive, and rough. A hydrating mask sheet once a week will help to improve your skin.
6. Switch To Light Weight Makeup
In hot and humid weather, wearing less make up is better. Hot sun makes you sweat and a full face of makeup can feel sticky and clog your pores. Switching to lightweight makeup will help your skin breathe and you won’t be worrying about your foundation wiping off every time you touch your face. If you like to wear a full face all year round, try using a spot concealer and a tinted moisturiser in place of your regular foundation.
7. Protect Your Lips
The skin on your lips is thin and more fragile than on the body. Your lips can easily get sunburned in summer.
Sunburnt lips can swell, be tender to touch, feel dry and tight and get blisters. The skin on the lips takes time to heal, so it pays to try to avoid getting your lips burnt in the first place.
Lip cancer commonly occurs on the lower lip more than the upper lip as the lower lip sticks out more.
Avoid Vaseline when your lips are sunburned. Vaseline contains Petroleum which seals in moisture, it does not replace moisture, nor does it nourish the skin.
8. Refresh Your Skin With A Face Mist
Using a face mist is a great way to combat dehydration. Carrying a mist in your bag and applying it throughout the day can keep dehydration at bay.
Many Korean face mist’s instantly hydrate and refresh dry skin.
9. Don’t Forget Your Hands
Remember to exfoliate, moisturise and apply SPF to your hands. Over time the sun will damage and age your hands. Aging hands take a lot of work to reduce the signs of aging. Applying SPF daily is the best way to combat aging hands.
10. Don’t Forget Your Feet
Walking barefoot on sand and grass is a very healthy thing to do, and people have become more aware of it due to the rise in awareness of ‘Grounding’ on social media.
Remember to exfoliate your feet, to remove rough, thickened skin. If nail salons are not your thing, use a Foot mask which you can use at home. A foot mask is like a mask sheet, but for your feet, and it contains ingredients that exfoliate and moisturise.
Summer Beauty Tips
1. Stay Hydrated
Our bodies need water, so it’s important to stay properly hydrated. When you are in the heat make sure to keep drinking water and eat foods that have high water content.
2. Get A Skin Cancer Check Up
If you are regularly out in the sun, make sure to get a skin cancer check once every year. Keep an eye on any moles and take note if they change color or shape over time.
3. Protect Color Treated Hair
Chlorine, salt, and the sun can wreak havoc on lightened, color-treated hair. Apply a UV protectant spray before going in the sun to prevent your hair from becoming dry, and ratty.
To wrap up, your body loses moisture in the hot summer months, and you need to replace the moisture topically and internally to keep your skin hydrated. Exfoliating, and adding extra moisture to your skincare routine is a great way to combat dry skin.
Remember to: Exfoliate, Moisturise, and Protect
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