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Summer Skin Care Tips: 8 Ways to Keep Your Glow All Season Long

As the sun shines brighter and temperatures soar, our skin faces unique challenges that require special attention. From increased UV exposure to humidity and sweat, summer can be tough on your complexion. But with a few smart strategies, you can maintain healthy, glowing skin all season long. Here are my top summer skincare tips to help you look and feel your best under the sun.

1. Prioritize Sunscreen

One of the most crucial steps in any summer skincare routine is applying sunscreen daily. Choose a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

  • Application: Apply generously at least 15 minutes before going outside.
  • Reapplication: Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating.

2. Hydrate Inside and Out

Summer heat leads to dehydration, which directly affects health and overall well-being. Hence, it is imperative to stay hydrated, both internally and externally:

  • Increase Water Intake: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, keeping your body refreshed and helping to flush out toxins, promoting a clear, radiant appearance. If you want rapid hydration along with a boost of nutrients, an IV infusion therapy can be tailored to your needs!
  • Hydrating Skincare Products: Opt for lightweight, water-based moisturizer serums containing hyaluronic acid and/or glycerin (depending on whether the combination works for you!), effectively locking in moisture without feeling heavy and greasy!

3. Wear Protective Clothing and Accessories

Shield yourself from harmful rays by incorporating protective gear into your wardrobe:

  • Broad-Brimmed Hats: Wide-brim hats provide shade for your face, neck, and ears, all of which are prone to burns.
  • Sunglasses: Ensure your pair offers full coverage, protecting the delicate areas around the eyes, and reducing the risk of developing fine lines and wrinkles over time.
  • Lightweight Cover-Ups: Long-sleeve shirts and dresses made from breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen offer an added layer of defense against direct exposure to the sun.

4. Adopt A Lighter Makeup Routine 

Heavier cosmetics tend to clog pores, exacerbating breakouts. Consider switching to lighter formulations during warmer months:

  • Tinted Moisturizer BB Creams: These are ideal for summer because they provide lightweight coverage that evens out skin tone while delivering essential hydration, all without the heavy, pore-clogging feel of traditional foundations.
  • Oil-Free Products: Look for non-comedogenic options to prevent excess oil buildup, maintaining a fresh matte finish throughout the day!

5. Cleanse Gently 

Regular cleansing is essential, removing dirt and impurities that accumulate through sweat and environmental pollutants… but avoid harsh stripping agents:

  • Mild Cleansers: Use gentle, sulfate-free formulas, preserving a natural barrier and avoiding irritation and dryness.
  • Twice Daily Routine: Stick to a twice-daily regimen in the morning and night, ensuring a thorough yet balanced approach to optimal cleanliness.

6. Exfoliate Wisely 

Exfoliation helps slough dead cells, revealing a smoother, vibrant surface beneath. However,  moderation is key, especially in summer, as there is a heightened vulnerability due to factors like frequent outdoor activities, pools (with chlorine), beaches (saltwater), etc.:

  • Chemical Exfoliants: AHAs and BHAs are beneficial for summer because they gently dissolve dead skin cells and unclog pores without the abrasive friction of physical scrubs, helping to maintain a smooth and radiant complexion even in the heat.
  • Limit Frequency: Depending on type and tolerance limit, limiting the frequency of exfoliating to once or twice a week during summer is crucial to avoid over-exposure, which can lead to redness and sensitivity, ensuring your skin remains balanced and healthy.
  • BioRePeel is an excellent solution, as it exfoliates, infuses the skin with nutrients, and stimulates new skin cell growth and collagen production. It is also the only peel on the market that is considered safe year-round.
  • The VI Peel is another solution. Created to treat all skin types, it can help remove sun spots, improve the skin’s texture, help treat acne scars, and more!

7. Don’t Forget Lips and Scalp

Often overlooked, your lips and scalp are equally susceptible to sun damage and deserve just as much care and attention in your summer skincare routine:

  • SPF Lip Balm: Protect your pout by using lip balms enriched with SPF. These products not only shield against harmful UV rays but also contain vitamins and nourishing elements that combat chapping, burning, and cracking commonly experienced under intense conditions.
  • Wide-Tooth Comb: For those with longer locks, a wide-toothed comb helps minimize breakage after swimming or beach days. It enhances circulation while distributing natural oils evenly from root to tip, fostering healthier hair growth.

8. Treat Sunburn Promptly

Despite our best efforts, sunburns can sometimes happen. Knowing how to treat them promptly is essential for minimizing discomfort and preventing lasting damage:

  • Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera gel has natural anti-inflammatory properties that make it an excellent remedy for calming inflamed skin and accelerating the healing process.
  • Cold Compresses: Applying cold compresses helps reduce swelling and soothe the affected areas, restoring balance quickly and effectively while minimizing downtime.

By following these practical tips and integrating them seamlessly into everyday life, you’ll be equipped to tackle whatever summer throws your way.

At PMN Health and Wellness, we have a variety of services that can help nourish the skin, such as Hydrafacials and Celluma Light Therapy. Contact us today for more information.