Summer skincare in Florida needs to be taken extra seriously. With the sun out from 6:00AM to 8:30PM, there’s really no escaping the heat and UV rays. It’s never fun to dry out or burn, so we’re going to go over the best tips to keep the largest organ of our bodies happy and healthy though the next few months.
Much as I hate to say it, hydration is the first step in effective summer skincare. Drink your water, friends. If you’re like me, and can’t stand H20, use Nuun tablets or infuse your water with fruit or other flavoring. Get it down however you can, because it really is the best way to keep your skin healthy in the heat.
Drinking water is great for the inside out, but summer skincare absolutely relies on lotions and moisturizers. Whether you have prefer a luxury brand cream, or use coconut oil straight from the jar, your thirsty skin will thank you for the TLC.
Since there’s just no avoiding the sun, we must protect ourselves from it. Our best defenses involve sunscreen, especially on the face, sunglasses, and a hat or visor. The more we can shield ourselves from the bright light, the better off our skin will be. After all, sun damage is notorious for causing discoloration, wrinkles, and even cancerous patches, so it is in our best interest to keep ourselves as safe as possible. (If you do get burned, be sure to load up on the aloe. Keep it in the fridge for extra soothing relief).
Schedule An Appointment With Your Dermatologist
I feel like the older we get, the more doctors and specialists we need to see. Summer is a great time to schedule with your dermatologist to ensure that everything on your skin is how it should be. Early detection is our greatest weapon against things like cancer, so make these visits a priority, for sure.
Summer skincare shouldn’t be all work. In fact, you can have some fun and treat yourself with a spa day. If you’re not comfortable visiting a facility, then go ahead and do a home facial or treatment. Splurge on a yummy sugar scrub, use a Vitamin-C infused sheet mask to brighten and open your pores, or even (carefully) do some dermaplaning to shed dry skin cells. Our skin works hard – let’s show it how much we appreciate it!
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What are your best summer skincare tips?