Everyone knows it can be hard to keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful during the mid-summer sun and heat. We’ve come up with nine easy summer beauty tips recommended by dermatologists to keep that summer glow lasting all season long. Whether it’s protecting, hydrating, or enhancing your skin, we’ve got you covered.
1. Be sunscreen savvy
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and apply 1 ½ ounces (the size of a shot glass) to cover your whole body. This is our most important tip! Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays while you’re outside all summer can help prevent sun damage and keep your skin looking healthy. It may be helpful to do a little research to find the right sunscreen for you.
2. Hydrate post-sun
Reduce UV-induced dryness from sun exposure by generously applying moisturizer on your clean skin and then covering with a warm, damp towel for 5 minutes. The heat from the towel can help activate the lotion’s ingredients to keep your skin flexible.
3. Use lip balm with SPF 30
Layering on some lip balm with SPF 30 under lipstick or gloss can further guard against dryness and sun spots. It might also help you prevent cold sores, since the sun’s UV rays may sometimes trigger flare-ups.
4. Apply moisturizing hand cream
Using a hand cream containing the lightener kojic acid can help soften brown spots and keep your hands looking young and healthy.
5. Dab and dry your hairline after wearing a hat
Oils can get trapped underneath hats and even headbands when you’re wearing them out in the sun and heat, causing acne along your forehead. Make sure to wash and dry that part of your forehead well.
6. Wash your face twice a day
Summer heat can make acne and blemishes worse, so washing your face twice daily (and after sweating) can keep them under control. If you tend to break-out, look for sunscreens that say “oil-free,” “non-comedogenic,” “non-acnegenic,” or “won’t clog pores.”
7. Drink plenty of water
Drinking a larger amount of water during the summer heat can help hydrate your skin, and hydrated skin looks more youthful.
8. Use products with Vitamin C or green tea
Vitamin C or green tea are anti-oxidants that can be your secret weapons to maintain a healthy glow all summer long. Apply one of these before bedtime.
9. Use Less Eye Makeup
Create a fresh-faced look with less eye makeup this summer. A sparkly cream shadow in a light shade topped with mascara can create a gorgeous summer result. We also recommend using makeup with additional UV protection such as Glo Minerals – an award-winning mineral-based, dermatology-grade makeup line.
Are you looking for other ways to keep your skin looking beautiful and youthful this summer aside from these summer beauty tips? Whether you’re considering a cosmetic procedure or are interested in discussing an anti-aging skincare regimen, we can assist you in developing an individualized long-term plan. We believe it’s important to perform a full cosmetic consultation before any aesthetic treatment. You can visit our Cosmetic Dermatology page to see what aesthetic services we offer. Our goal is to never make you look “done” but just a more youthful version of yourself!
Vujevich Dermatology Associates offers medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology from some of the most highly trained physicians and clinicians in the greater Pittsburgh area. You can reach our team at 412-429-2570 or visit our contact page to see all of our locations. You can also follow us on Facebook to see what’s new in the world of dermatology.