(AscendHealthy.com) – Summer is here, and the livin’ is easy — but is your skin really ready for the onslaught of high temperatures and increased exposure to UV rays? Many people find that warmer months bring on excessive dryness, chapping, chafing, or even severe sunburns that lead to lasting damage. That’s why it’s so important to take the right steps to protect yourself before you venture into the great outdoors. These tips will help you maintain beautifully healthy, glistening skin all summer long.
Maintain Healthy, Glowing Skin With These Tips.
Use Appropriate Sunscreen
Using the sunscreen appropriate for your skin type and sun exposure can help protect your skin during the summer. An SPF of at least 30 is best. This is a must for people with fair skin.
No matter what SPF you choose, the most important factor is that you slather it on at least 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply it at 90-minute intervals, if you sweat excessively, or if your skin becomes wet. This will ensure you are protected at all times.
Exfoliation is just as important in summer as it is in winter. In fact, humidity and heat often lead to clogged pores and congested skin. Look for light ingredients, such as salt scrubs, sugar scrubs and oatmeal scrubs. These natural exfoliants can help provide nutrients while fighting certain conditions, such as acne and blackheads. You can even make your own scrubs right at home.
Keep Skin Moisturized
Summer heat and exposure to chlorine can strip skin of moisture. Use deeply hydrating protection for the best results. As a bonus, if your regular moisturizer contains aloe vera, it will help you heal a sunburn and relieve the associated pain and itching.
For healthy, glowing skin, drink plenty of water in warm weather. Not only will this hydrate your skin directly, but it will also help flush toxins from the body and nourish cells. Try high-moisture content foods, such as cucumbers, watermelons, tomatoes, strawberries, cantaloupe, raspberries and oranges for a refreshing blast of flavor.
Don’t let skin hold you back from summer fun. Keep it healthy and glowing by moisturizing, using sunscreen, and consistently exfoliating. Follow that up with regular sunscreen usage and consistently exfoliating. Back it up by staying hydrated as well and you could be well on your way to a glowing summer experience.
~Here’s to Your Healthy Ascension
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