Keep Your Skin Protected and Glowing All Summer with These 3 Timeless Tips

In summer, the sun’s UV rays can be especially damaging to the skin, contributing to skin cancer, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and even premature aging. The heat from the sun can dehydrate you, causing your skin to feel dry and chapped. Sweat increases your skin’s natural oil production, too. As a result, many are more prone to unsightly blemishes in the summer.

But there’s good news, too. There are easy ways to protect yourself this summer and to keep your skin looking and feeling beautiful, even while traveling. We recommend these simple skincare solutions.

Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse

The combination of sweat and sunscreen buildup can lead to clogged pores. It’s essential to keep your skin clean and bright throughout the summer, but you should also avoid over-cleansing. For best results, use a gentle facial cleanser with no harsh ingredients. These cleansers are usually safe enough for daily use without stripping the skin’s natural oils used for hydration. After cleansing, always follow up with a quality moisturizer.

Use a Quality, Lightweight Moisturizer with an SPF Rating

Moisturizer is essential year-round to hydrate and protect your skin. Skip heavy creams and makeup foundation, and use a lightweight moisturizer. You may even use a moisturizer that offers a minimum of 30 sun protection factor (SPF) to shield your skin from UV rays. If you’d like to maintain smooth, firm skin as long as possible, your skincare kit should always contain a good moisturizer and sunscreen.

Travel Well

Summer travel can wreak havoc on your skin, too. That’s why you should always travel with a dedicated kit that protects and restores your skin. Alongside your cleanser and moisturizer, we recommend tucking away these other skincare essentials in your suitcase:

  • Travel-sized sunscreen to allow for easier reapplication every two hours, whether you’re at the beach or an amusement park. Bonus: Purchase sunscreen reminder stickers that change colors when it’s time to reapply
  • Vitamin C serum to protect your skin from free radicals and environmental damage
  • Oil-Blotting tissues to gently soak up excess oil generated by sweat
  • After-sun lotion to restore your skin’s natural hydration after hours spent on the beach
  • A wide-brimmed hat and sun-protective clothing shield your skin from the sun


We're Here for Your Summer Skincare Needs

Whether you spend the summer at home or traveling, a consistent skincare routine with the correct products and sun protection are the keys to maintaining your skin health all summer long. Always remember to schedule regular appointments with our dermatology professional this summer if you need assistance selecting products or have a skin concern. Many of our offices also offer facial services if your skin requires additional rejuvenation after being in the sun. Together with your at-home routine, these tips will keep your skin healthy, bright, and glowing.

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