We all somehow love the summer season and what it always has in store for us including the fun activities we engage in. Despite all of these, it is proven that during the summer, the sun’s rays are usually violent, and as such, exposure to the sunlight usually has adverse effects on our skin. The effects include skin tanning as a result of the excess production of melanin pigments. Dry skin will appear coarse and uneven, whereas oily skin will appear oilier. Therefore, it is prudent that we be extra vigilant with our skincare routine.

In this article, we will be going through some of the best tips you can use to take care of your skin during this sultry weather.

Apply sunscreen

Sunscreen application on the skin is among the best tips for skincare during the summer. This is because of the strong UV rays in the summer that could end up damaging the skin. The application of sunscreen will prevent the rays from reaching the skin by forming a layer on it. We are advised to apply sunscreen 30 to 15 minutes before exposure. Continue the reapplication every 2 hours. You can also opt to go for water-resistant sunscreens that will still shield your skin even when swimming. I would recommend a sunscreen with a lightweight SPF and heavy-duty protection owing to the fact that it can be applied even under makeup and is both water- and sweat-resistant for up to 90 minutes.

Take a cool bath 

Cold showers are ideal, especially after a long and tiring day. They foster blood circulation, thus giving you a healthy glow despite the sun’s UV rays during the summer.

Moisturize your skin

Due to the fact that we sweat a lot in the summer as a result of the sultry weather, it ends up making our bodies dehydrated. It is prudent that we improve our water intake during this season and moisturize our skin using moisturizers after taking a cool shower to help prevent our skin from getting drier and oilier. Most dermatologists recommend a lightweight moisturizer because it hydrates the skin without making it feel greasy.

Change of clothes

It’s advised to have a change of clothes once we get home after running errands and our clothes are soaked in sweat. A change of clothes is healthy for the skin, being that we sweat a lot during the summer, and as a result, bacteria can end up clinging to our clothes, thus exposing us to germs.

Wearing protective clothes

Protective clothes and gear like sunhats, sunglasses, and cover-ups can also help protect our skin from the adverse effects of the sun. Therefore, we must wear protective clothes to cushion us from the damage.

Using antioxidants

Antioxidants are also a good remedy for your skin during the summer since they help refine your skin by lessening the DNA damage from the sun’s rays. You can eat foods rich in antioxidants like sweet potatoes, pumpkin, broccoli, spinach, and many more that will shield you from the rays and help you stay hydrated in the summer.

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