Summer is in full swing, and with it comes hot weather and long days at the beach. To make sure you look your best and protect your skin, keep these tips in mind as the days get longer and hotter.
Take a look at your skincare routine and adapt it to the summer weather
I like to take a look at my current skincare routine and see what needs to be changed. It is important to have good sunscreen when the weather gets hot, as well as drink enough water (at least 1/2 cup per hour), use organic skin care products, and take care of your skin after sweating.
Make sure your sunscreen provides UVA and UVB protection, and that you wear it every day.
Sunscreen is the most important thing you can do to protect your skin from the sun. SPF stands for sun protection factor, and it measures how well a sunscreen will block out UV rays. The most effective SPFs are between 30 and 50, but it's important to choose one that offers UVA protection as well. Look for ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide in the active ingredient list of your sunscreen; they'll provide broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. And make sure that you reapply every two hours—more often if you're sweating or swimming!
If wearing sunscreen alone doesn't appeal to you (or if it feels too sticky), try some other summer skin care tips: wear a hat or visor as well as sunglasses; cover up with clothing made from breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen; take frequent cool showers instead of baths so that moisture does not build up under the surface of your skin; stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout each day.
Use organic skin care products whenever possible to protect the environment
When it comes to finding skin care products that are right for your summer routine, you'll want to do your research. In general, the more natural and organic the ingredients in a product are, the better they'll be for your health. When picking out a sunscreen or moisturiser this summer, look at the label of each product carefully and make sure you're choosing one with as few chemicals as possible.
Also, consider purchasing products made by brands that have environmentally friendly practices—this will not only allow you to feel good about what's going on inside your body but also help protect our planet from further damage caused by pollution and climate change. Take a look at some of our values at Love Aly's to see how we're working on building an ethical business.
One of the best ways to keep your skin hydrated is to drink plenty of water. Your body needs water in order to function, and you can help yourself by staying well-hydrated—not just during summer, but all year round. Drinking plenty of water is important because it helps regulate your body temperature and keeps your skin looking healthy. That's why it's a good idea to drink a glass or two of water before exercising and also right after you're done exercising (or after any other time when your body may have become overheated).
When drinking plain tap water, try adding some lemon slices or cucumber slices for flavour instead of drinking sugary drinks like soda or juice that contain artificial sweeteners that have been linked with several health problems such as weight gain. The extra nutrients will help keep your skin glowing while still providing hydration!
Wash your face after sweating
Washing your face after sweating can help prevent acne. Sweat contains germs that can cause acne, but washing your face removes dirt and bacteria. You should use a gentle cleanser that does not irritate your skin.
Exfoliate regularly to keep pores clear
Exfoliation is an important part of a skincare routine. It helps to remove dead skin cells, which can clog pores and cause acne and blackheads. Exfoliating also helps to improve the appearance of your skin by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, giving it a more even tone.
You should exfoliate at least once per week, depending on how sensitive your skin is. If you have very sensitive or acne-prone skin then choose products specific to sensitive skin.
Taking care of your skin in summer requires you to drink plenty of water and adjust your skincare routine
In summer, the sun’s rays are stronger and can damage your skin if you don't take precautions. To keep your skin safe and healthy, follow these steps:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Use sunscreen every day.
- Wash your face after sweating or being in the sun for a long time.
After reading this article, you should have a better understanding of how to take care of your skin in summer. You should also be able to adjust your skincare routine for the warmer weather. The Australian summer can be quite harsh, so remember to take care of your skin and enjoy the hot sunny days ahead!