• 20 May - 26 May, 2023
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Every season of the year comes with different environmental conditions that can affect your skin one way or another. Therefore, if you want to take the best possible care of your skin, you need to tweak your routine a little according to the season.

Here, we will give you some summer skincare tips that will help your skin cope better with the hottest months of the year and, why not? make it look more radiant during the whole summer.

In our opinion health and beauty go hand in hand, thus these summer skincare tips from dermatologists won’t be only focusing on skin beauty. Some of them are destined to remind you of basic skin health tips that people often don’t know or just forget with time.

Meet the SPF minimums

Telling you that you should wear sunscreen in summer may seem obvious but knowing the minimum SPF required to prevent skin problems is not that easy. While according to FDA, SPF 15 is the minimum you should wear to prevent skin cancer, both the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommend SPF 30 or higher. Besides, in order to prevent dark patches and skin photo aging, our advice is to use SPF 50+ during summer every time you are exposed.

Apply sunscreen 30 or 15 mins before sun exposure and reapply every 2 Hours

You should always apply your sunscreen before sun exposure to give it time to penetrate the skin and create that invisible shield that is going to protect you. Also, SPF numbers are tested on how sunscreen protects for two hours, so there is no guarantee of the cream being as much effective after that time. In addition, we recommend reapplying sunscreen after a swim. Most sunscreens are water-resistant nowadays, which means you can stay in the water playing or doing sports for longer without having to worry about skin burn.

Moisturise your skin after the beach

Sun exposure, sand, and salty water can highly dehydrate your skin. To compensate for the drying effects of these external elements and bring balance to your skin, we recommend applying a highly moisturising body lotion and face moisturiser after the shower.

Take cool showers

Hot showers can dry your skin more, so it is always better to use warm or cool water for your skin. Besides, cool water is also better for blood flow and skin microcirculation. All in all, turning the water temperature a little bit down has great benefits for the body and skin.

Revitalise your skin once a week

Revitalising masks are great tools for restoring skin balance, bring extra moisture, and enhance skin elasticity. Choose a mask that helps to repair and strengthen the skin barrier. Remember that the skin barrier helps to keep the skin balance and protects it from external stressors. Your skin barrier can weaken due to excessive sun exposure, so boosting its recovery by using a mask once a week will improve your skin defenses, texture, and appearance.

Use antioxidants

UV radiation is an important source of Free Radicals. These feared elements damage our tissues and cause premature skin aging. To help your skin protect from their damaging effects, you can add antioxidants to your diet and skincare regime. All foods rich in vitamin C will provide your body with antioxidants. Specific serums and free-radical scavenging peptides can be very helpful.

Repair your skin after sun damage

Wait for the fall to follow this tip. If you have been extra careful, probably summer hasn’t damaged your skin a bit, but it sounds very utopic. Usually, after summer we find out that our complexion is uneven and the skin drier than normal. So, fall is a great time to go for a facial, enjoy a soft peel to renew your skin and fade those dark spots. Let your doctor pamper your skin once the beach days are over!