With summer in full swing, it’s time to give your skin some extra care. After all, you don’t want to end up with parched or blemished skin thanks to the hot and humid weather. Of course, a summer skin care routine entails more than just slathering sunscreen (though that’s an important part of it).
Fortunately, skin care doesn’t have to be a chore no matter what the season is. Here are some easy ways to take care of your skin this summer.
Make Water Your Go-To Drink
When the sun’s touch is too hot, it’s easy to get tempted to grab a sugary drink, like milk tea or soda. However, you might want to reconsider this, since these are packed with simple sugars that do more harm than good. According to a feature on Insider, sugar exacerbates the skin and stimulates inflammation. This is why you should stick to water when it comes to quenching your thirst. As we’ve previously shared on E Lifestyle Manila, drinking the recommend eight glasses a day is the key to healthy skin. Not only does it keep your skin hydrated, but it also flushes out the toxins.
Choose Cleansers With Potent Ingredients
Cleansing is the most vital step of your skincare routine, as it takes all the sweat and grime off and prepares your skin for the next steps in your regimen. Pretty Me’s guide to Navarro bleach soap highlights AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) as a key ingredient that works as a natural exfoliant to brighten the skin. If you’re a bit hesitant to use acids, there’s no need to worry, as many brands today are veering from harsh formulations, and combining with natural ingredients instead. To see if it works well for you, it’s always good practice to do a skin patch test on both your face and body before using it regularly.
Always Wear Sunscreen
Most people only apply sunscreen when they’re at the beach or spending time outside, but you actually need to wear it everyday, even indoors. Because even if you’re sheltered at home, it doesn’t mean you aren’t exposed to the sun’s UVA rays. True enough, Allure reveals that UVA light can penetrate through your windows, and therefore puts you at risk of premature skin aging and cancer. To protect your skin from harmful UVA rays, be sure to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 everyday.
Bring the Spa Inside
A wonderful way to give your skin the care it deserves is by investing in spa products that you can use at home. For instance, a jade roller is all the rage now—and for good reason, as CNN notes how it can give your skin a lymphatic massage. As a result, it helps brighten and smoothen your complexion.
Remember that there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for clear and glowing skin. Each and every one of us has their own skin type, so take time to find out what works best for your routine.