Summer is nearly here! As the days grow longer and hotter, it’s the perfect season to enjoy long afternoons at the beach or pool. However, all that sunlight can be harmful to the skin, especially if no precautions are taken to protect against harmful rays. These summer skincare tips will help anyone stay protected for a healthy time outdoors, all summer long.
Step Up the Hydration
Even in humid climates, prolonged exposure to sunlight and heat can dry out the skin. Even people who use moisturizer year round can experience cracked skin in sensitive areas like the face and hands. Try stepping up the usual hydration regimen to include boosters and toners, along with moisturizers specially formulated for heat.
Reapply Sunscreen Regularly
One of the most important summer skincare tips is to take every precaution against harmful UV rays. Not only will they cause uncomfortable sunburn, but they can also lead to long-term harm. Each sunburn increases an individual’s chances of getting skin cancer, so it’s wise to be cautious. Apply sun protection before leaving the house and reapply regularly throughout the day.
Give the Lips Extra Love
The lips are among the most sensitive areas of the body and therefore need extra protection. Look for lip balms that have hydrating properties and an SPF of at least 15. As with sunscreen on the rest of the body, regular reapplication is key to preventing dry, cracked lips from ruining a great summer smile.
For more summer skincare tips and other information on how to get (and keep) beautiful skin, schedule an appointment with the experienced board-certified dermatologists at the Dermatology Clinic today!