Now that summer is just around the corner, you should start adjusting your skincare routine to accommodate the summer heat. Check out the following summer skincare tips:
Slather on Sunscreen
Many dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. The Skin Cancer Foundation points out that tests demonstrated SPF 30 products block out only 4 percent more rays — 97 percent compared to 93 percent for SPF 15. So know that you’re getting more protection with SPF 30, but not double the amount of SPF 15. In the past, broad-spectrum SPF sunscreens made skin look whitish because of the opaque nature of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which physically block UV rays, but with more refined, micronized formulations, you can get their sun protection benefits without the ghostly appearance.
More sunscreen smarts to follow include:
– Check the sunscreen’s ingredients list; it should contain agents that block both UVA and UVB rays.
– Apply sunscreen regularly, as it will wear off with prolonged swimming or sweating.
– Even if it’s cloudy, ultraviolet rays can still reach your skin, so wear sunscreen even on sunless days.
– Many makeup and skin care products contain an SPF agent, but don’t be fooled: Look for the SPF number and use extra sunscreen if it’s below 15. Source: EverydayHealth
Dark Spot Corrector
Pesky brown spots tend to increase or become darker in the summer. The heat and sun both cause the skin to produce more melanin, which causes this discoloration to appear or become more pronounced. In the warmer months, when we tend to overheat and spend more time in the sun, it’s important to keep skin cool and shielded from UV rays as much as possible. If you’re particularly sensitive when outside, a wide-brimmed hat is a great addition to your usual SPF. It’s also a great time to add a serum formulated with skin-lightening ingredients like Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a form of vitamin C, into your routine. This stable form of vitamin C is a proven suppressor of pigment cells and, when used under SPF moisturizer, it can provide even more added sun protection. Source: Refinery29
Drink lots of water, fresh juices and consume loads of vegetable salads and fruit salads. Consuming fresh fruits, juices and veggies will clear your body from toxins and will also keep you hydrated. It is best to avoid oily, deep fried and spicy foods in the summer because they will tend to accumulate oil on your skin. Source: StyleCraze
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