Does Your Skin Change With the Seasons?
Your skin requires extra attention and care during summer. With a few simple steps like cleansing and moisturizing, staying hydrated and using sunscreen, you can protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and heat.
1. Properly Wash Your Face
Since you’re sweating more during the summer months due to outdoor activities or being more active, wash your face up into your hairline. This area is usually overlooked, which can result in breakouts along the hairline or the outer edges of your face.
2. Keep Your Skin Hydrated
When it’s really hot out, you want to add a lot of humectants, like hyaluronic acid, to your routine to seal, plump, and lock hydration into your skin and keep it from getting dehydrated.
3. Invest In Good Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C helps prevent hyperpigmentation, improve the appearance of fine lines and can help with collagen production. Layer a few drops on your skin between cleansing and moisturizer.
4. Wear Sunscreen
Besides giving you a stubborn tan, the sun’s UV-A and UV-B rays can cause premature aging, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. When you’re spending more time in the sun, it’s important to re-apply every two hours. Stay out of the sun from mid-morning to late afternoon whenever you can. Today’s sophisticated formulas and technology let you select sun protection that works with any skin condition.
5. Exfoliate Once Or Twice a Week
Sunscreen and sweat can do a number on your pores. Also, as we age our cell regeneration process slows and causes old skin cells to build up. This leaves your skin dull, rough and dry. But with proper exfoliation, you’re uncovering fresh new skin cells and opening the way for moisturizing products to penetrate deeply into the skin.
6. Don’t Forget Your Eyes and Lips
Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Hydrate with eye gel. Wear lip balm with SPF under your lipstick.
Getting facials in the summer will help your skin be protected and healthy, although, facials are beneficial all year round. Personalized professional facials have enormous benefits on the health and wellness of your skin. Also, spending an hour in a peaceful, relaxing environment can help alleviate stress and restore balance to your mind, as well as your skin.
By Margarita Zorkina, Master Esthetician and Makeup Artist, with Alya Salon & Spa
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