With summer comes more fun in the sun, which can take a toll on your skin. In order to keep your skin healthy and looking its best, try out these summer skincare tips.
Don’t Skip the Sunscreen
A super easy way to make a big impact on your skin is to apply sunscreen with zinc or titanium dioxide daily. Adding a layer of sunscreen to your face during your morning beauty routine is a step you can’t afford to skip. Many makeups are now created with SPF built in, making this step even easier.
Also, when spending time outdoors, be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for ample protection. Reapply every two hours, or every 30 minutes if spending time in the water.
Hydration is Key
When temperatures soar, it is important to keep your body hydrated. Make sure to drink an ample amount of water daily. Eating water-rich foods such as leafy greens and berries can also help to keep you hydrated. Hydrated skin = healthy skin.
Exfoliate for Smooth Skin
Exfoliation can help to slough away dead, dull skin cells for a smoother, softer complexion. This beauty step can also clean out pores to help combat acne and blackheads, so you can be proud to go makeup-free this summer.
Say No to Tanning Beds
While a sun-kissed glow is often desired in the summer, patients should understand the dangers of sunbathing. A safer option for a summer glow is a salon spray tan or at-home self-tanners. Not only can these formulas offer streak free results, they will also help keep you safe from melanoma.
Following these simple skincare tips can help you to achieve a beautiful glow this summer. At our practice, we also offer medical grade skincare products. To learn more about these products, contact our St. Petersburg office today.