How are you loving summer so far? We at goPure are totally loving it! It's that time of the year where everyone seems to be out and about enjoying the bright, sunny weather so really, what's not to love? It's the perfect moment for backyard barbeques and pool parties where you can show off your skin while wearing cute swimsuits.
Question is: Is your skin loving it too?
Summer is not all fun and games as it is also the time when your skin needs special care. Without proper protection, the warm, sunny weather can take a serious toll on your skin. Skin experts warn against direct sun exposure or UV sun rays as it can directly damage your skin and cause wrinkles, speeds up skin aging, and reduces skin’s elasticity.
Don’t fret because there is still a way to ensure that you can look good all summer long! After all, nothing should get between you and the gorgeous summer weather so to help you out, we’ve listed below 5 quick, easy and affordable skincare tips to keep your skin healthy and vibrant this summer!
Never Skip Sunscreen!
“A sunscreen a day keeps the sun away!” - consider this one of the most golden beauty rule all-year long (yes, even if it’s not summer). Did you know that you can get burned even on a cloudy day? This makes it more important to wear a broad-spectrum even if you’re not headed out to the beach.
UVA and UVB rays are the leading cause of skin cancer and can be harmful to your skin especially during summer. A broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30 can block out up to 97% of these UV rays.
When choosing a sunscreen product, it is also critical to look into the ingredients panel to ensure that what you’re using is non-toxic. You can also choose a daily moisturizer that contains an SPF to maintain hydration while protecting your skin from the sun.
Once you’ve chosen the right sunscreen product, apply it generously to your face and neck or other body parts that will be exposed to the sun daily. If you’re heading out to the beach for a swim, don’t forget to apply it again and again as it washes off.
Moisturize to Repair Sun Damaged Skin
It’s not enough that you protect your skin from the sun, you should also take extra measures to treat sunburns or damage caused by the summer heat. Moisturizing is one good way to go about it.
For days when you just can’t get away with sunburns no matter how diligently you applied your sunscreen, you can count on an aloe vera gel to provide soothing relief and hydration.
Although the skin may not feel as dry like it does during winter, you still need to make up for moisture loss caused by summer’s extreme heat - even if you tend to get an oily face during summer! Moisturize your skin thoroughly after every sun exposure using a non-greasy, water-based moisturizer. This will keep your skin supple and moisturized without the oily look.
Your best choice for a summer moisturizer: goPure Beauty’s Vitamin C Moisturizer is packed with Vitamin C as well as powerful skin care ingredients including: Green Tea, Vitamin B5, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter to quench your skin’s thirst for moisture and nutrient.
Stay hydrated and drink up!
Make water your best friend during the summer! Keep yourself hydrated inside and out by drinking eight to ten glasses of water every day. This will allow your body to function better and keeps the skin supple and vibrant looking.
Drinking enough water also flushes out the toxins from your body so you can look more glowing. A well-hydrated body not only maintains the moisture but also leaves you feeling energized.
You can also use water to cleanse your skin morning and night to wash away the buildup of sweat that clogs pores and causes pimples. Humidity is in the air during summer and it increases your face’s sebum production.
You and your skin shouldn’t go parched and thirsty so to keep it refreshed, reach for a purifying facial wash to infuse your skin with what it needs to be clean of impurities and pore-clogging toxins.
Say Yes to Exfoliate!
Whatever the weather is, exfoliation is the key to smoother skin. However, it is particularly helpful during the summer where a lot of people encounter breakouts due to the heat and dust.
Moreover, the sunscreen, sweat and dead skin from dehydration can clog the skin and cause further acne problems. These dead skin cells will also make the surface of the skin look dull, rough and dry.
Exfoliation can remove these dead cells and allow better blood circulation. Exfoliating once or twice a week can also prevent skin aging and make your skin more radiant. To keep your skin looking healthy this summer, reach out for natural and gentle exfoliating products.
goPure Beauty’s Exfoliate and Restore Duo allows you to enjoy an exfoliating and hydrating experience without a drying mask. Experience the glow restoring treatment of exfoliating enzymes and hydrating oils masterfully blended in the goPure Restorative Enzyme Mask. Natural pumpkin and papaya extracts softly dissolve any impurities and dull skin.
Avoid overexposure to the sun
Sun protection goes beyond wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen, it can also mean safe, smart and limited sun exposure. You should be wary of the sun’s peak hours which is between 10 in the morning to two in the afternoon and find shade whenever you’re outside during this time.
Always bring that beach umbrella with you and cover up exposed areas. During summer, the most important thing to be mindful of is that you don’t allow your skin to be excessively exposed to the sun that it burns or reddens.
Lastly, stay in the shade, wear a cool summer hat and enjoy summer!
And there you have it, five simple things to remember so you can look your summer best and stay radiant as the sun! How about you? We’d love to know how you take care of your skin during summer in the comments below.