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Summer Skin Care Tips!

Sun protection is key: This goes without saying, but sunscreen is essential for preventing sunburn, premature aging, and even skin cancer. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and reapply every two hours, or more often if you're sweating or swimming. My preference is a SPF that contains Zinc and/or Titanium Dioxide. 

Stay hydrated: The heat can dry out your skin, so it's important to stay hydrated from the inside out. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and consider adding fruits and vegetables with high water content to your diet.

Moisturize, but lighten up: Summer is a great time to switch to a lighter moisturizer, like a gel or lotion, to avoid clogging your pores. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which helps your skin retain moisture.

Exfoliate regularly: Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, which can make your skin look dull. Exfoliate one to two times a week, but be gentle, especially after sun exposure.

Take cooler showers: Hot showers can strip your skin of its natural oils. Opt for cooler showers instead, and pat your skin dry instead of rubbing.

Don't forget after-sun care: After spending time outdoors, soothe your skin with a hydrating toner,  moisturizer or aloe vera gel. This will help to replenish lost moisture and prevent peeling and dryness.

Protect your lips: The sun can damage your lips too. Use a lip balm with SPF to keep them hydrated and protected.

Adjust your makeup routine: Summer is a time for lighter makeup. Opt for oil-free products that won't clog your pores.

Beware of sweat irritation: If you sweat a lot, try to avoid touching your face throughout the day. This can help to prevent breakouts.


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