Healthy skin has a natural glow, so focus on skincare products and tips that promote your natural skin. Here are some summer tips to achieve the summer glow up!
1. Choose products that are appropriate for your skin type.
There are so many different skin types and skin conditions, so no one routine is ideal for everyone. Make a conscious effort to customize your skincare products to address your specific concerns. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, avoid comedogenic products that clog your pores and cause acne. If your skin is dry, you need a moisturizer to restore hydration and lock in moisture and avoid drying ingredients.
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2. Cleanse thoroughly two times a day, ideally in the morning and at night. Your skin is shedding dead skin cells and without proper cleansing, dead skin cells can accumulate and lead to dull skin tone and congested skin.
3. Keep skin hydrated by drinking enough water and make sure your skin is moisturized.
- For normal skin, a lightweight moisturizer will work.
- For dry skin, use a moisturizer that is thicker to provide enough moisture to stay hydrated day and night.
- For oily skin, apply non-comedogenic moisturizer with ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid.
- For sensitive skin, look for calming ingredients and avoid alcohol and fragrances that may irritate the skin.
4. Exfoliate. While cleansing is essential for removing surface oil, dirt, and dead skin cells, your skin can also benefit from regular exfoliation. Exfoliation helps remove those dead cells and reveal glowing skin underneath. Include exfoliation in your weekly skincare routine two to three times, depending on your skin type and what type of products you choose.
5. Sunscreen. It takes only 15 minutes for the sun’s UV rays to damage the skin and the rays can reach your skin indoors and outdoors. Sunscreen is the best method to protect against age spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting 1 in 5 adults.