More than any other season, summer is tough for our skin. From days spent at the beach being exposed to harmful UV rays to nights spent socializing and drinking more than usual, our skin can get a bad hit during this time. The idea of a sun kissed glow is thrown around like it is the best thing to ever happen to our skin but when this glow results in sunspots, more wrinkles and dehydrated skin, then this glow is not worth the while. Thing is, there are a number of ways you can make your skin look amazing this summer and still have that fresh faced, youthful glow that has long been associated with this effortless season and the following are the five best ways to do this.
This point has been overstated and we all know how important applying sunscreen is for those days when we are outside but what you may not know is that you should apply sunscreen even if you are heading to work and planning to stay in the office all day. Skin care experts recommend applying sunscreen every single day, even on dark wintry days — that’s how vital this little cream is to our skin. Moreover, avoid applying regular sunscreen on your face but find one specifically formulated for the face so that it will be more sensitive on the most delicate area on your body.
2. Expand your skin care routine
You might be on board the right skin care routine for you with the 3-step — Facial wash, toner and moisturizer — but you should consider expanding your skin care routine to a couple more steps to give your face the nourishment it needs. Serum for more in depth hydration, an eye cream to keep the most delicate area on your face nourished and protected; an exfoliator to get rid of bad skin and a mask to rehydrate your skin are all steps that create a stellar skin care regime.
3. Eat the right foods
Ice cream and alcohol often shoot up the list during the summer months but making sure you eat food rich in antioxidants is another way of taking your skin to another level this summer. Antioxidants help to “deliver a unique hydration to the skin, resulting in a radiant complexion,” so that you can still get that summer glow in the safest possible way.
4. Wear less makeup
Winter is often the time where we pile our face up with foundation and concealer; blush and eye shadows but summer is the time to give your skin a break and go for a more natural look to reflect such an effortless season. Opt for cat eyeliners, BB creams and CC creams and give your skin a much needed break from all those makeup products.
5. Rock a hat
You might find it hard to wear a hat during winter, maybe because you think it attracts too much attention, but summer was made for wide brim hats in a cacophony of colors. Protecting the skin on your face is super easy with a hat. From summer white to colors blocks, floppy or more structured, you are sure to find the hat that suits your style this summer.