While SPF recalls during this season is more prominent, you need more than just your sunscreen for a complete skin care routine to keep your skin glowing, hydrated and protected during summer. The hot temperature contributes to oily and shiny skin and, summer skin issues. We prepared a list to complete your summer skin arsenal, so read on.
Keep your face and body safe from the sun
No, we do not mean you should stay away from the sun and completely abandon the great outdoors. You can still enjoy basking in the sun, all the more when you are protected from its harmful UV rays. Make sure that you have worn your sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes before you go outdoors.
Wearing sunscreen daily makes sure you are protected from sun damage that leads to premature aging, wrinkles, extra sensitivity, and dehydration. The warmer climate calls you to wear sunscreen that has higher SPF for optimum sun protection. Reach for NuDerm Skin Care Systems Moisturizing in either SPF 40 or SPF 80 if you are planning to stay under the sun for a prolonged period of time.
Wash with a gentle cleanser
Hot and humid weather causes the skin to overproduce oil but, that does not mean you should over-cleanse to get rid of its greasiness. Wash with a gentle cleanser first thing in the morning to rid the skin of oil and sweat accumulated overnight and before hitting the bed to cleanse the skin of dust, grime, oil and sweat collected during the day.
Balance excess oils without drying the skin with a gentle cleanser such as NuDerm Supreme Mild Wash Lotion. This is a hypoallergenic and unscented formula perfect for all skin types. If you are a soap person, you may choose NuDerm Skin Care Systems Clear Facial Soap which is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin.
Deep clean to banish blemishes
Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate even during summer. Sweat and sebum build-up cause the pores to clog which could lead to unwanted blackheads and pimples. Exfoliation makes sure that the skin is healthy, glowing and conducive to better absorb skin care products. Complete your summer skincare regimen with NuDerm Skin Care Systems Pore Cleanser which removes dull surface cells, reduces pore size and firms the skin.
Here is the catch though, exfoliate no more than twice a week. Exfoliating sloughs the skin’s top and the dead layer of skin which makes the skin more prone to sun damage. Also, do not overdo your exfoliation as it will make the skin dry and cause it to be greasier.
Step up your moisturizer
Do not let the heat and humidity make you skip your moisturizer! Summer is a time when you should keep your skin at bay – not excessively oily or dry. It is important to use moisturizer at least once a day to thoroughly condition the skin that gives a soft sheen and dewy look.
It is also smart to apply a moisturizer with sunscreen. For instance, NuDerm Supreme Revitalizing Moisturizer with Sunscreen marries two essential skincare products into one. It has age-defying ingredients that whiten, nourish, and rejuvenate your dry and dull skin for a more supple, healthy and glowing skin. For the body, use NuDerm Skin Care Systems Hand and Body Lotion which prevents the skin from drying and scaling.
By now you would know that summer is all about being healthy while having fun. Keep all these in mind – together with drinking your eight glasses of water, wearing breathable clothing and your summer skin will surely radiate through.