During the summer you skin is exposed to heat, water, wind, and dust. All of these things age and dry out your skin. That is why you need to protect your skin more during the summer then you do during other times during the year.
1. Protect Your Skin From the Sun
The most important tip to follow during the summer is to protect your skin from the sun. To protect your skin from the sun you will need to take several steps. The first step is to wear a moisturizer or foundation that contains an SPF. This will help to protect your skin from the sun while you are driving in your car or walking between your car and your place of work. If you plan on spending an extended period of time outside in the sun then you should also put on a sun block with an SPF of 15 or higher.
In addition to wearing products with SPF you should also try to minimize your direct exposure to the sun. First of all you can wear a sun hat and sun glasses. Next you can wear gauzy fabrics to cover your arms and legs. Finally you can try to stay in the shade when you are outside. All of these precautions will help you to enjoy the warmth of summer without damaging your skin.
2. Moisturize Your Skin Twice a Day
During most of the year you can get away with applying moisturizer only once a day. However, during the summer you skin gets thirsty and it needs more moisture to stay healthy. For the best results you should apply moisturizers throughout the day as your skin dries out, but at the minimum you should apply it twice.
3. Reduce Skin Stressors
Because your skin has so much to fight against during the summer you shouldnt make its job any harder then it already is. You dont want to add things to your daily routine that will damage your skin. For example smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating junk food can all damage your skin. By eliminating these things from your life you will both look and feel better.
4. Try a Facial
Once a week try an intense beauty treatment like a facial. Facials will help to repair summer skin damage and it will help you to relax. You can select from over-the-counter facials kits, or you can make one at home. If you have the money and the time, then you may want to schedule a day of beauty at a local day spa.
Summer skin damage can make you look scaly and rough. To help remove dead skin and brighten up the tone of your skin you should exfoliate your skin at least once a week. There are a lot of over-the-counter products that you can use to exfoliate your skin such as scrubs, chemical peels, and pumice stones. Again you also have the option of going to a skin care profession to get a microdermabrasion treatment.