Summer fun includes spending time at the beach, hanging out with friends, and boating at vacation homes. But with all this outdoor fun, you need to stay on top of warm weather skincare challenges.
While a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF is important year round, it is essential in summer. Opting to wear sunglasses and a hat is also advised. And once you get past the basics, there are a few more surprising summer skincare tips.
Remember Your Scalp and Your Lips
When you head off to a summer cookout, it may be second nature to put sunscreen on your body and face, but don’t forget to protect your scalp and lips as well. There are SPF lip balms available to reduce your chances of wrinkles and many find spray sunscreens ideal to protect the skin where hair is parted.
Change Up Your Cleanser, Moisturizer, and Makeup
Your skincare needs will change when the weather is warm. For example, you may need a stronger face cleanser to remove buildup from sunscreen and excess oils. Also, try a lighter moisturizer for optimal skin care rather than the thick creams required during the cold weather months.
Another surprising summer skincare tip is switching up your makeup. Many who use liquid foundation are far happier when they transition to tinted moisturizers in summer. These products are less prone to smudging or smearing in hot environments.
Resist the Urge to Scratch
While summer is full of things to celebrate, there are a couple annoyances, too. One of them is bug bites. If you do get a bite or two, relieve the temptation to scratch with an anti-itch product. Scratching can break the skin and lead to scarring and long-lasting skin damage.
Are you interested in learning more surprising summer skincare tips? The skin experts at Face Reflections are available to evaluate your skin and advise you on products and treatments for every season. Book your free consultation today.