We’ve put together 6 summer skin care tips to help keep your skin looking great. Enjoy!
Tip #1: Find the right sunscreen for your skin type
Dr. Jaliman, a New York City-based dermatologist advises, “The only way you can pick the right sunscreen is to know your skin type.”
Tip #2: Exfoliate more often
“You can use a chemical or physical exfoliation to keep your skin looking fresher and to get rid of dry flaky winter skin,” says Audrey Kunin MD, a dermatologist in Kansas City, Mo.
We recommend the PMD Personal Microderm Device. Find out how to reduce the appearance of blemishes and fine lines on your skin below.
Tip #3: Preload sunscreen at least 30 minutes before you go out
Why 30 minutes? The sunscreen has a chance to build up in your stratum corneum and makes your skin less likely to burn.
You should use a shot-glass-size amount on your body and a full teaspoon just on your face. If you’re going to be outdoors for a long time, you should reapply every two hours.
Tip #4: Switch to summer makeup
Summer makeup should be about light and natural. Using extra products on an already sweaty face can increase the clogged pores, making your skin more pimple-prone.
Instead of using liquid foundation use a mineral-based powder. Instead of the creamy blush, use a touch of bronzing powder.
Other suggestions are to use tinted moisturizers or just plain concealer. Your skin will thank you at the end of the summer.
Tip #5: Don’t over wash
You’re going to feel sweatier during the hot weather. But remember, it’s not healthy to shower or wash your face more than twice a day.
Over washing makes your skin lose much-needed moisture. In actuality, you end up getting more oil production because your skin believes it should produce more to give it back its hydration.
If you really just need to take an extra shower, use only cold water without body wash or soap. The same goes for washing your face.
Tip #6: Use cold yogurt on your sunburn
A common misconception about soothing a sunburn is that you should keep re-applying lotion (especially aloe vera-based lotion) to keep the skin moist. But layering lotion on sunburned skin traps heat, keeping the skin red longer.
Skin must breathe to let out heat. Cold plain yogurt applied to the skin works as an anti-inflammatory and heat remover. Apply, let dry for 15 minutes, and rinse. Repeat every hour.