Summer is here, and while there’s nothing wrong with a little extra outside play or rocking that gorgeous tan of yours, it’s important to up the ante on your skin care regimen while you’re soaking up some sun. While there are lots of products that you can buy to help stave off sun damage, there are also some very easy, everyday items you can use to boost your summer regimen.
Slather on SPF- This one’s a no-brainer. Make sure that you’re using enough sunscreen every day when you head outside for your summer fun, but no need to go overboard. When it comes to SPF, the Environmental Working Group suggests that anything in the 15-50 range is sufficient. While it may seem like a higher SPF will offer extra protection, it’s only marginally better and may actually tempt you to stay out in the sun longer because you think you’ve got extra coverage. So when choosing sunscreen, try to stick within the recommended range, and make sure to reapply!
Drink Lots of Water- Especially in the easygoing haze of the summer heat, it’s easy to splurge for a beer or a nice, cold glass of rosé; but it’s important to stay hydrated. Drinking lots of water can not only help your skin maintain a healthy glow but will also help you combat dehydration when the sun is on the hotter side.
Flock to Fruit- Good news if you flock to delicious and refreshing fruit during the summer months: you can stock your grocery cart with nature’s candy as a way to combat sun damage and enhance your skin’s health. Vitamin C is known as a potential combatant for skin damage caused by harsh UV rays, so stocking up on your citrus fruits may be a good idea to help protect your skin. Pomegranate is another gorgeous fruit that many researchers suggest are filled with antioxidants that can defend against sun damage. Not only that, but it is a great natural resource for glowing skin, which means you’ll look good while protecting your skin’s health—a tough combination to beat. Consider making refreshing fruit salads; you can even go the topical route and mix these fruits in a scrub or face mask. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic and Obagi Vitamin C Microdermabrasion Mask are a couple of our favorite vitamin C-focused products. Our “C the Glow” Facial combines the two for a perfect go-to glow for summer.
When you’re out enjoying the summer months, you shouldn’t be anxious about your skin health. With these easy methods that require little effort and low cost, you can protect your summer glow without worry