Proper Summer Skincare Tips
Having a regular skin care routine is important for the look and health of your skin, but how do you keep up with the constant changing of the seasons and the affect it has on your skin? Summertime brings on a whole different set of rules when it comes to keeping your skin healthy and glowing and luckily, we know some tips to help you out if you are struggling like the rest of us.
Tip 1: Wear Sunscreen
We know you hear this from everyone, but it really is a vital step in your skin care routine. Experts recommend that you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF levels of 30 or higher on all exposed skin. Whether or not you are putting on a full face of makeup or just going natural for the day, you will want to make sure that applying your sunscreen is the last step of your routine that morning and that you consistently reapply throughout the day. This will keep you fully protected from those UV rays while you are finishing your tasks for the day.
Tip 2: Lighten Your Skin Care Routine
The summer time brings heat and humidity, so instead of sticking with your heavier creams and moisturizers, it is time to lighten the load. To help with this you could start by using a dual-purpose moisturizer. Switching to a moisturizer that also has SPF in it will help your skin care routine and keep your face feeling fresh. Heavy moisturizers can often clog pores and cause irritation and acne, and with the mix of the heat, no one wants to deal with that. Just make sure if you do make the switch that you reapply it every couple of hours so you are still protected from the sun's rays.
Tip 3: Invest in A Good Vitamin C Serum
To keep your face glowing and feeling fresh, we recommend that you use a vitamin c serum. While it is great for you to use this all year round, it is more important in the summer. It helps with prevention of hyperpigmentation, helps to improve the appearance of fine line, and can help with collagen production. A few drops of this between your cleansing and moisturizing step will have you feeling brand new.
Tip 4: Don't Forget to Exfoliate
During the summer, especially if you have oily skin, it is okay to start exfoliating your skin more. Now this doesn't mean you should exfoliate everyday, but you can do it more. Because you are sweating a lot more during this time of year, there is more dead skin and oil production. This can cause breakouts and blocked pores that no one wants, so exfoliating twice a week can help you immensely.
If you are trying to beat the summer heat but you feel like your skin care routine just isn't working and you need some extra relief, call Bankz Salon to set up a facial, or visit us online to book an appointment. We can't wait to help you feel great again!