Summertime is full of sunshine, heat, and fun outdoor activities. Being outside more during the summer means you are exposed to warm weather and the sun’s powerful rays.
You probably already have a beauty routine that you follow on a daily basis. But the warmer weather and sun mean you may have to make some changes to that beauty routine in order to keep your skin, hair and body healthy and to stay looking and feeling great. There are some important things to include in your beauty routine during the summer. Here are five beauty tips for summer.
1. Stay Hydrated
The first and probably most important tip is to stay hydrated. This is true for all seasons but is especially important during the summer when the weather is hot and humid and you are sweating more.
When you sweat you lose essential nutrients and minerals that your body needs. You also lose a lot of body fluids. If you are dehydrated it can cause headaches, dizziness, tiredness, and can cause your skin complexion to become uneven and lines to become more visible.
Therefore, for your overall health and for your beauty routine, it is important to drink a lot of water every day. Drinking enough water can also help regulate your body temperature, keeping you more cool in hot temperatures.
2. Wear Sunscreen
Summertime often means more time outside. Whether you love spending time at the beach or just hanging by the pool, you’ll likely be in the sun more. The sun can be very damaging to your skin, causing sunburns and reducing the skin’s elasticity, which can lead to premature aging.
Another important tip for your summer beauty routine is to always wear sunscreen when you are going to be out in the sun. Include sunscreen as a part of your skin care routine if you will be in the sun. Use SPF 30 or higher and continue to reapply it throughout the day.
3. Use a Hair Mask
The heat and humidity during the summer can also cause damage to your hair, making it dry and frizzy. To protect your hair from these harsh conditions, you can use a hair mask once or twice a week. A hair mask can moisturize, nourish, and strengthen your hair.
4. Cleanse and Moisturize Your Skin
In the summer heat you sweat more and your pores can get clogged. In order to take good care of your skin when this happens, it’s important to have a skin care routine that includes cleansing and keeping your skin moisturized.
Use a gentle cleanser to wash off all of the sweat, oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and makeup from your skin. Use a moisturizer to keep your skin soft and to help its protective barrier function. Pick one that is lightweight so that it doesn’t clog your pores. You can also use a moisturizer that has SPF in it. How often you cleanse and moisturize will depend on your skin type.
5. Use an Exfoliator
All of that sweat from the summer heat means your pores can get more clogged. How often you should exfoliate depends on your skin type, but most experts recommend exfoliating two or three times a week to unclog your pores and get rid of dead skin cells and dirt.
It’s important not to exfoliate too often because exfoliating too much can leave your skin dry. There are a lot of great body scrubs that can help you get smoother, softer skin and can leave your skin looking brighter.
The summer sun and heat can leave your hair and skin dry and damaged. Therefore, there are things you need to add to your beauty routine during the summer. To keep your skin, hair, and body healthy and feeling and looking great during the summer, don’t forget these beauty tips.