We all want to look our best in the summer when we finally hit the beach (especially if it’s been a few years since our last getaway). We want a natural sun-kissed glow that makes us look young and healthy as we enjoy relaxing on the beach, lounging by the pool, and sipping cocktails in the bar. But when it’s hot and sweaty, the last thing that we want is to layer on heavy makeup to achieve the look that we’re after.
Fortunately, the best way to achieve a natural glow isn’t covering our skin with makeup, it’s highlighting our natural beauty by caring for our skin. With a little TLC and protection, your skin can look radiant even in the hottest weather, without you having to worry that your foundation will melt off as you enjoy the weather.
Always Wear Sunscreen
The biggest mistake any of us make with our skin is not wearing sunscreen or only wearing it on very sunny days when we’re worried that we’ll burn. The truth is, even on cold days, even in wintertime, the sun’s rays are damaging our skin. Wearing a high SPF is essential on summer days, but you should at least be wearing a face cream or foundation with added SPF the rest of the time.
Let Your Skin Rest
Taking your makeup off at night gives your skin a chance to breathe, but this isn’t always enough. Try to have completely makeup-free days, and in very warm weather, try wearing a tinted moisturizer instead of a heavy foundation.
Increasing blood flow to the skin on your face helps to keep it plump and glowing, but it also helps things like spots and scratches to heal more quickly. Boost circulation by smiling, practicing facial yoga and self-massage, and exercising.
Get a Check-Up
Sun damage is very common, and there’s often little that you can do to repair it on your own. If you have any moles or changes to your skin that you are worried about, you should always see your doctor for a skin check-up. If you are worried about cosmetic sun damage, or the premature aging that too much time in the sun can cause, then seeing a plastic surgeon Vancouver to talk about your options is a great idea.
Clear Your Pores
Clogged pores are more common in the summer when the air is warm, and our skin is greasy with sweat and sunscreen. Make sure you are exfoliating regularly to keep them clear.
Hydrate Your Skin
Hydrating is one of the easiest ways to achieve a natural, healthy glow. Do this by drinking plenty of water, but also by moisturizing morning and night.
Choose a Healthier Glow
Most of us prefer to be tanned than pale, but there are healthy and unhealthy ways to achieve this. Choose fake tan or tanning sprays instead of lying in the sun or on a sunbed, and your skin will always be healthier.
Any summer skincare plan should start with protection. As much as we love the sun, exposure to it can be bad for your skin. Protect it with an SPF, then follow these tips to keep it looking healthy and youthful, whether you spend your summers traveling the world or in the office.
The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.