by Sunshima Team
As you all know I love the summer and although in the UK the sun seems to have deserted us, we are still being exposed to more UVA rays than normal and of course summer holidays abroad will also have an impact. So how can we take care of our precious skin during these sunny months – well I’ve got seven fantastic tips for you that will keep your skin looking amazing all summer long!
Love the Sunscreen
Sunscreen is your skin’s best friend, and you should never leave home without it! Go for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply it generously and don’t forget those easy-to-miss spots like your ears, neck, and the tops of your feet. It will shield your skin from those harmful UVA and UVB rays that can wreak havoc on your skin. And don’t forget to reapply every two hours, especially if you’re splashing in the waves!
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
Remember to stay hydrated! Drinking plenty of water is not only essential for your overall health but will also keep your skin plump and radiant. Plus, it helps to flush out those toxins, and you can add some lemon or cucumber slices to your water for a refreshing twist!
Cleanse the Summer Way
Summer means sweat and dirt! So, make sure to cleanse your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser to keep your pores clean and your skin fresh. And avoid harsh products that can strip your skin of its natural oils. After all you want to keep that summer glow intact!
Exfoliate for Smooth Skin
Who doesn’t want baby-soft skin for those beach selfies? Exfoliating once or twice a week can work wonders for your summer skin. It helps to get rid of dead skin cells, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. But remember, be gentle with that exfoliation!
Watch the Caffeine and Alcohol
Yes, it is lovely to relax by the beach with a glass of wine or beer, but caffeine and alcohol can also dehydrate your skin – and that’s not our goal. So, enjoy your iced coffee or cocktail but remember to balance it out with plenty of water to keep your skin happy and healthy.
Sunglasses and Hats
Who doesn’t love these accessories. Not only do they add a touch of style and glamour to your summer outfit, but sunglasses and hats also protect your eyes, face, and neck from the sun’s harsh rays. So while you are rocking those shades and looking divine in that wide brimmed hat, you are also helping your skin be fabulous.
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our skin might get a little too much sun. If that happens, don’t fret! Keep some after-sun lotion or aloe vera gel on hand to soothe and cool down your skin. Your skin will thank you for the extra love.
Hope you find our seven tips for achieving amazing summer skin helpful. And remember, summer skincare is all about protection, hydration, and a little extra TLC. So, apply some sunscreen, stay hydrated, and treat your skin with love. After all, your skin is your canvas for all those unforgettable summer memories!