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It is important to care for our skin, so we can all have that summer-glow we all strive for. Here are 12 Tips On How To Care For Your Skin In Summer. Disclosure: I received one or more products listed below from Colgate-Palmolive for review. All opinions and tips are my own!
12 Tips On How To Care For Your Skin In Summer
Summer is HERE in Florida, and if you don’t live in sunny Florida, your warm weather is coming…I promise 😉 While I know we all love being outside and enjoying the sunshine, our skin can really take a beating in the summer. It is important to care for it, so we can all have that summer-glow we all strive for.
Here are 12 Summer Skincare Tips:
1. First, take a few moments to actually understand how the sun’s rays affect your skin.
While Vitamin D is good for us, the rays from the sun can indeed be harmful. Learn more how sun can damage your skin.
2. Wear sunscreen
That may seem obvious, but you would be surprised how many people don’t do it. You must wear sunscreen…and don’t forget to reapply sunscreen regularly. And don’t forget to protect your lips, lips need an SPF of at least 15 too!
3. It’s a great idea to stay out of the sun between 10 am and 3 pm.
That is actually the hottest part of the day and when the sun’s rays are the most harmful. If it’s impossible to stay out of the sun during those hours, be sure to use sunscreen and check out the rest of this list on how to protect and care for your skin.
4. Wear protective clothing
Think large brim hats (cover those ears!), sunglasses, UV Protective Clothing, etc. You will notice that most stores carry UV protective clothing, just look at the tags 🙂
5. Don’t be obsessed with getting a tan
There is no need to be outside extra time just to get a summer tan. Your health is more important than an extra shade of color!
6. If you get a sun burn, take care of it!
Take a cool shower to cool down the skin, use aloe or shea butter to help heal the skin.
7. Give your skin a break
Let your skin breathe by taking off your makeup, sit in the shade, or maybe stay inside for a few hours so you don’t have to wear sunscreen all the time. Your skin needs air too! My backyard pool area is completely shaded by 3pm, so that’s when I sit outside and enjoy the fresh air, and when I encourage the kids to jump in.
Get off that dead skin! Look for products that are made to do just that. I am using Softsoap Brand Fresh & Glow Fruit Polish. It’s affordable (around $4 at your favorite retailer), it smells amazing, and it’s unique formula is packed with apricot seeds that exfoliate. Giving me healthy-looking skin 🙂
Give your skin the moisture it is craving! Again, look for products that make this step easy. Softsoap Brand Fresh & Glow Hydrating Shower Cream is made with 100% real extracts sourced from milk, coconuts, and almonds that is designed to lock-in moisture.
10. Rinse off after swimming
The chemicals from pools can really dry out your skin
11. Drink plenty of water
Keep yourself hydrated! When you are hydrated, your skin is too 😉
12. Eat Healthy
When you eat healthy, your body is healthier…which includes your skin! Did you know that certain food even have SPF in them? Yep! So by eating healthy you are eating your way to healthier looking skin! Check out my smoothie recipes for some refreshing inspiration.
What are some of your tips for keeping your skin healthy and looking great in the summer?
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19 thoughts on “12 Tips On How To Care For Your Skin In Summer”
Good tips. My skin gets really dry in the summer. Drinking lots of water and moisturizing really helps me.
My favorite tip is wear sunscreen, this is something that I always do.
Besides the importance of drinking plenty of water, I enjoyed reading about the new Softsoap that helps get rid of dead skin, exfoliates and that it uses apricot seeds in it, sounds just like what I need
All of the tips are great. My favorite is 3. It’s a great idea to stay out of the sun between 10 am and 3 pm.
I think all the tips are great. A couple of my favorite tips are to wear protective clothing and to exfoliate your skin.
Great tips! Thanks for putting them all together and sharing with us 😉 Coming by from #FridayShareFest!
All great advice! Thanks!
I seldom wear protective clothing.
These are very good tips for summer. I like the tip about hydration the best a lot of people use colas that do not help! You Need water to be hydrated.
Love this list! YES, HYDRATE!!!
Sunscreen and shade are my best tips for taking care of skin during summer. I also really like CeraVe lotion!
Love the tips! I have been looking for new products to use for my skin routine.
thank you for those tips! it’s very humid here in the Philippines, ughh! talk about summer..
It would seem everyone would know this information and follow all of the advice we’ve been hearing for years about the suns harmful rays but some people just need to be in the sun it seems. Thanks for sharing via #FridayShareFest
Wonderful tips and I have had skin cancer and it is so important to use blocks and keep your skin protected and your eyes with sun glasses too
This is great advice!!! I don’t think people realize how much their diet affects the well being of their skin!!!! Especially when it comes to sugar!
Great tips! I try to protect my kids and myself as much as possible from the sun. When I was younger I was so naive about how damaging the sun can be. I try to teach my kids, so they don’t make the same mistakes I did.
I love drinking water to stay hydrated in the summer. I like putting cucumber in my water or fresh fruit. And I add ice to mine to keep the body at an optimal metabolism burner. I didn’t know about the new Soft Soap products, so thank you for sharing those… I am excited to find them in my area!