3 Simple Skincare Solutions for Summer 2020

Summer is in full swing and it has brought with it all the heat and humidity that may throw your skin out of whack. With the added complication of wearing face masks for protection everywhere we go, there are new hurdles to conquer this summer. As if sweltering heat and inevitable sweating wasn’t enough to deal with. 

Here are some helpful tips to keep your skin glowing and healthy all summer long, even as the temperatures rise!

SPF= Summer Perfection Forever

Well, not exactly. The acronym actually stands for Sun Protection Factor, but either way you can’t have healthy summer skin without it!

SPF protects your skin from the sun’s harmful UVB rays. We all know that it’s important, but science continues to show us that sunscreen is absolutely essential to prevent sun damage and early aging. The American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends that you should use an SPF with a value of 30 or higher for optimal skin protection. 

There are so many ways to ensure that we work sunscreen into our skincare routines. You can find a moisturizer or foundation with a reasonable SPF. There are also a variety of setting powders that help you lock in your make-up and provide you with sun protection. No matter your preference, it is incredibly important to make sunscreen an essential part of your daily routine.  

Stay Hydrated

Let’s talk about sweat! It’s not pleasant but in the summer heat it is inevitable. This means that your body is being depleted of the water content it needs to stay hydrated throughout the day. It is always important to drink plenty of water each day, but during the brutal heat of summer, it is vital. 

Medical professionals recommend that you drink 8 8oz. glasses of water per day or up to 2 liters per day. This will ensure that your body is replacing the water content that it loses. Dehydration can actually cause you to feel fatigued. It also leads to dry and dull skin. Always be sure to get your optimal water intake each day. You should also fins a moisturizer that is high in hyaluronic acid and glycerin. These chemicals will draw water to your skin’s surface and help prevent dry, rough skin. 

Vitamin C

You’ve probably heard the buzz lately, vitamin C seems to be everywhere right now. So, is it worth the hype? The answer is yes, and there is science to back it up!

Vitamin C is an antioxidant with many benefits for your body, most noticeable your skin. Scientists at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have researched the benefits of vitamin C and found some pretty fascinating results. 

For example, vitamin C can help prevent sun damage and promotes the healing of immediate sun damage from a sunburn. Vitamin C also boots cell renewal to make the skin more elastic and vibrant. 

Vitamin C also has healing properties and anti-inflammatory properties that will lessen the effects of skin conditions like acne and psoriasis. 

Could this be your summer skin solution? Try adding a vitamin C serum to your beauty routine this summer!

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