Summer can be harsh for your skin with the scorching sun and heat. Environmental contaminants disrupt your skin’s natural radiance, making it look oily, dull, and causing blemishes. The sebaceous glands produce more oil due to the humidity and heat. When this happens, dry skin looks rough and patchy, and the skin appears oilier. Heat causes pores to open wider, allowing dirt and oil to clog them, and trap bacteria, which create pimples. With all of these factors against you, what can you do to take care of your skin in the summer? Here are a few tips to consider:

Change Your Face Wash

Changing seasons mean a change in your face wash. In the winter, your skin loses about 25% of its ability to hold moisture, so it is essential to use a cream type facewash. In the summertime, you will want to use a facewash that draws out excess oil from your skin. A non-foaming cleanser is ideal for dry or combination type skin. Remember to wash your face several times a day to keep your skin refreshed and clean.

Use Toner After Cleansing

Toner removes any traces of dirt, grime and impurities stuck in your pores after you have washed your face. When added to your daily skincare routine and used on a regular basis, it can have a significantly positive impact on the appearance and tightness of your pores and make your skin look younger. Sebaceous glands are most concentrated in the t-zone of your face and cause the area to look oily during the summer months. Spend some extra time making sure you use the toner in these areas. An aloe vera or cucumber-based toner is refreshing and light.

Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Your skin requires moisture as well as hydration during summer months. A quality hydrating mask can be used a few times a week. First, wash your face and apply the mask at night to rehydrate, repair, and soothe. Your skin will look instantly renewed, radiant, and ready for anything!

Always Wear Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a must in the summertime. A broad ultraviolet spectrum between 30-50 SPF, covering UVA and UVB rays should be applied every three hours if you are in the sun. Don’t forget to apply it to your neck, shoulders, feet, and hands. Sunburned skin will see the effects of aging and possible skin cancer.

Drink Water

One of the most important things you can do for your skin tissue is to drink water. It helps to keep your skin radiant and soft. Drink two to three liters a day to flush toxins out from the surface through urine and sweat.

Use Natural Skin Care Products

Don’t be afraid to look in your pantry for products that work well for skincare. Some ingredients for the best summertime home remedies are oatmeal, grated cucumber, plain yogurt, coffee grounds, and sea salt. You can make a cooling mist with cucumber juice, rose water, and mint. Spritz it on your face, and you will feel a cooling relief.

Call Rejuvenation Laser & Skin Center

Rejuvenation has one goal:  to take care of your skin so you will have the confidence you need every day. They specialize in different skincare treatments such as skin resurfacing, vein removal, tattoo removal, lightening of dark pigmentation, and more. Rejuv is your place to go for West Virginia Laser Treatments. Call today to set up an appointment and receive a free evaluation of your needs.