The weather is heating up, and hamburgers and corn cobs will soon be sizzling on the barbecue… but the one thing that shouldn’t be sizzling this summer is your skin. With a new season coming our way, it’s a great time to reevaluate your skincare regime and make sure you’re taking care of your skin’s health and appearance.

Sunscreen is Queen

We’re sure you saw this one coming, but in case you haven’t heard, SPF is incredibly important in protecting your skin against UV exposure. Apply daily sunscreen or an SPF moisturizer before you leave the house to make sure you’re always protected. Be sure to cover your whole body, including your lips. If you’re spending the whole day at the pool or park, reapply regularly and ideally stay in shaded areas as much as possible.

Lock in that moisture

Although you might think that you can nix the moisturizer since you may be sweating more these days, that’s not actually the case. At this time of year, you can certainly try decreasing the intensity of your moisturizer and opt for a lighter formula. This is a particularly good option if you’re prone to breakouts or oily skin, but it’s a good idea to still keep moisturizer as part of your daily routine. As mentioned above, if you have a moisturizer with SPF (ideally 30+), even better- you’ll be minimizing the amount of product on your face, and maintaining sun protection.

Fake your tan

There are some phenomenal fake tanners on the market, and if it’s applied correctly, no one will even know you got your tan indoors. So instead of baking yourself in the sun’s harsh rays for hours on end, opt for a safer alternative instead. If you’re not too confident with a tanning glove or mousse, try a ​spray tan​ and let the professionals handle the hard part. It can last up to 12days and you can even choose how dark you want your complexion to be.

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Make sure to maintain your regular cleansing routine, ideally using a face wash two times a day. As with any time of year, it’s also important to exfoliate your skin and get rid of any dry or flaky cells. Don’t go overboard, as too much exfoliation can dry out your skin, but pay attention to what your skin needs as the seasons change and adapt your frequency as needed. Get yourself out there and enjoy some summer fun – use these tips to keep your skin healthy and happy, emitting a gorgeous summer glow!


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