Did you know it’s possible to achieve that gorgeous summer glow all year long? Say goodbye to dry patches and dullness with these tips!
Your skin sheds about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute. When done correctly, exfoliation can help aid in this process. There are two types of exfoliation: physical exfoliators like scrubs and brushes, and chemical exfoliators like alpha hydroxy acids. Choose an exfoliant that’s right for your skin type and don’t exfoliate more than is necessary. Your dermatologist can help you choose the best exfoliators for your skin.
Skin that’s not properly hydrated can appear dull, so be sure to moisturize in order to prevent and treat dry skin while promoting a glowing complexion. Try moisturizing just after showering/washing your face, as skin that’s damp absorbs moisture better.
Wear sunscreen daily to reduce your skin cancer risk and help protect against premature aging. Your sunscreen should be water resistant, have an SPF of 30
or higher, and provide broad spectrum protection. You can further shield your skin from the sun by wearing sunglasses, a hat, and protective clothing—and by staying in the shade, especially during the hours when UV rays are the strongest.
Develop a routine.
While you don’t need to buy a million products, you do need a solid skincare routine if you want your skin to love you. If you’re just starting out, stick to the basics: cleanse and apply sunscreen in the morning, and cleanse and moisturize at night. Make sure to choose products designed for your skin type and be sure to stick to your routine—consistency is key!