Summer Do's and Don'ts To Know for Your Skin

Jun 234 min read

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  • Avoid hot showers
  • Layer on a lightweight moisturizer
  • Avoid sun exposure to the face
  • Simplify the amount of products you're using
  • Avoid peak hours of sunlight
  • Reapply Sunscreen

Ever wondered if you are doing a few things wrong with your summer skincare routine? People do so many things on their skin during the summertime that shouldn't be done. It's all a part of the DOs and DON'Ts of summer skincare that we help break down in this article.

Do Avoid Very Hot Showers

This is one of the biggest mistakes that most people make. Showering in very hot water can strip off the skin's natural oils. Also, hot water causes the skin to swell and ultimately dehydrates it. It also causes your hair to become frizzy.

Don't Forget to Moisturize

By moisturizing the skin on your body, you are basically adding back the much-needed moisture into the skin. And this is particularly important during the summer when your skin tends to be dry because of the hot weather. Always remember to moisturize your skin after every shower. Check out our High Tide In Shower Moisturizer, for the ultimate lightweight hydration!

Do Give Your Face a Break

Your face tends to get extra good exposure to UV rays. So, it's very important to keep it protected. Always wear sunscreen prior to venturing out in the sun. And don't forget a sunhat, sun glasses and a lip protection to keep all your skin as protected from the sun as can be

Don't Forget to Pre-Game Your Tan

A good melanin-boosting moisturizer will help you tan faster and better. While you are still within the safe limits of the sun, do your tanning prep work by using a moisturizer that feeds your skin the amino acids it needs to help tan. Put it on before you go out, and your skin will be able to get a better tan.

Do Lighten Up Your Regimen

There are so many people who have to follow a rigorous and time-consuming skin regimen during summer. Just remember, it's summer, and intense amounts of sweat, meaning you're likely taking more showers. Make your regimen as light as possible to avoid wasting products and leave the long and heavy routines for winter.

Don't Overdo it in the Sun

A good rule of thumb to follow, is to avoid being out in the sun, when it is at it's peak, between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. This is when you're most suseptable to get a sunburn. If you are outside during these hours, try to find as much shade as possible. If getting a tan is your goal, make sure you're not baking in the sun for hours. Try about 15 to 30 minutes, to prevent a sunburn. Don't forget to rotate, so one side of your body isn't more tan than the others.

Do Re-Apply Sunscreen Regularly

The best sunscreen is the one you remember to reapply, so when it comes to selecting an SPF, make sure you're looking for one that glides on smoothly, smells nice, and won't leave a white cast, so you'll actually want to apply it... then re-apply it. If you're tanning, or plan on betting wet, we recommend Smart Screen because it contains broad-spectrum zinc oxide with SPF 22, is safe for sensitive skin and supports your natural tanning.

Keep Your Skin Healthy in the Summer

So, there you have it. These are all the important DOs and DON'Ts of summer skincare. Don't forget to do your homework before you start your routine to find ingredients that work for you. Also, don't forget to make a point of maintaining a thorough skincare routine.

This way, you will be able to avoid dry skin and uneven tan, and any other skin issues that can occur during the summer.

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