Keeping your skincare glow from Memorial thru Labor Day

Hi, As the picture shows, it’s important to cover up when you’re out in the sun. A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a bottle of water in your beach bag can go a long way. If you want to know how to best transition onto summer skincare, you’ve hit the right article!

Weather changes and it impacts our skin but what can we do about adapting to them? Here are some inside tips and tricks for updating your skin care routine in the heat so you’ll maintain that glow from Memorial Day through Labor Day!

Sunscreen
Dermatologists recommend using UVA (skin’s thickest layer) and UVB (skin’s surface) sunscreen with both Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide ingredients. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin’s thickest layer. It’s important to protect Unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling.

It may seem excessive, but sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least every two hours. Try keeping a bottle of sunscreen in your purse, beach bag and gym bag, so you never find yourself without it. Set a timer on your phone for every two hours, or re-apply every time you go to the bathroom to make sure you’re never leaving your skin vulnerable. I tend to use a mineral based powder which is easier to apply than a messy lotion and doesn’t clog your pores.

Embrace your skin tone
Sun protection for your skin is the simplest anti-aging action you can do now and will be thankful that you did years from now. Remember, you don’t need a bronzy glow to look amazing this summer, and it’s always safer to show you had an incredible summer through pictures and stories, rather than by the color of your skin.

But if you’re still craving some color…. fake it ’till you make it. There are products to add a natural glow without any side effects. For a more natural look, exfoliate first and then moisturize afterwards. An easy way to apply is to wear vinyl gloves when applying the sunless tanner which gives a smoother application without having it absorbed in the palm of your hands.

Protect your lips
Did you know your skin isn’t the only part of you that can get a sunburn? “Make sure your lips are protected as well”, says Dr. Fuller. “Wear lip balms or lipsticks with SPF 30 or higher.”

Add extra vitamins
Sunscreen isn’t the only product your skin will need this summer. Topical antioxidants should be layered beneath the sunscreen and should include Vitamins C/E ( typically in serums). When you apply under the sunscreen they help counteract the damage that could occur even with the sunscreen.

How do you know which products?
If you are unsure about what products will be best for your individual skin type and lifestyle, make an appointment with a dermatologist to figure out what works best for you. Or speak with a skincare professional who can lead you to the proper treatment based on your skin type and season.

P.S. Let your skin breathe
A lot of summer events lend to makeup filled faces. But once in a while, it’s healthy for you to just apply a vitamin packed serum, sunscreen and lip balm with SPF. Dr. Fuller suggests, “Allow your skin to breath by not wearing makeup. If you must wear makeup, apply mineral based makeup that is non-comedogenic, so it’s less likely to clog your pores.”

Love the skin you’re in,

Janine

 

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