Summer is almost here, and it’s definitely not a time to begin to neglect your skin. If anything, you need to take care of your skin even more before, during and after summer! The hot sun and UV rays can really take its toll on our skin, giving us premature wrinkles and making freckles appear where they weren’t before. If you aren’t careful with your skin, you could even end up developing a scary condition such as melanoma. For your skin to look nice and stay healthy during this season, use this guide:
Exfoliating around twice a week is ideal. It’ll help you to get rid of any dry skin and reveal shiny new skin underneath. Your skin will feel smoother and softer than it ever has before, so make sure you give it a good scrub! Be careful not to scrub yourself raw if you have sensitive skin.
Moisturizing your skin often will make it soft and smooth. Make sure you apply extra moisturizer to your elbows, knees, and any other dry areas. You should always moisturize after a bath or shower, and any other time you feel you need it.
Apply an SPF Daily
Apply an SPF daily, especially if you plan on relaxing in the sun. Even if you don’t, it’s a good idea to apply SPF to your face and other exposed areas. You might not think that the sun is that bright or damaging, but it can still be harmful even when you can’t see it! Applying an SPF will keep your skin much healthier for longer.
Avoid Hot Baths
Hot baths might be a nice way to relax, but they can dehydrate the skin. Avoid having these where possible, and instead take shorter, cooler showers. You’ll save money on your water bill to top it off!
To Tattoo or not to Tattoo?
When the sun starts shining, tattoo parlors get a number of new customers through their doors with design ideas. But should you go for it? Getting a tattoo just because the sun is shining is always a bad idea. You need to be sure that this is the right decision for you. Also, exposing your tattoo to the sun after having it done is not recommended, so you’ll need to protect it. Don’t make an irrational decisions, or you may need to speak with Vamoose tattoo removal to rectify your mistake. It’s your call!
Don’t Spend too Long in the Sun
Spending too long in the sun is not advised, so make sure you relax in the shade too.
Stay Out of the Sun at Peak Times
Peak times are anywhere from late morning to early afternoon, and it’s usually when the sun shines at its hottest. The sun will be the most dangerous and do the most damage at these times.
Wear Protective Clothing
Wear protective clothing, such as hats and sunglasses to protect yourself. Your eyes and scalp suffer from damage too!
Finally, keep yourself hydrated to avoid falling ill in the sun. Sunstroke isn’t nice, and drinking plenty of water will keep your skin looking good!