5 Simple Summer Skin Care Tips

Posted on May 22, 2012


summer tanning can lead to tremendous sun damage

Summer is almost near! So that means fun at the beach, lots of pool time with friends, and outdoor BBQs! Hot weather, salt water, chlorine, and humidity take a toll on our skin especially during the summer season. Here are some simple and easy summer skincare tips that you should follow:

1) Use sunscreen with a high SPF and reapply as needed. Most of your skin’s aging occurs during the summer due to the more time spent outdoors in the sun. Apply sunscreen in the morning and make sure to reapply after a few hours.

2) Wear sunglasses daily. This cuts down on the accumulative sun damage to your face. Most standard car windshields do not protect you from harmful UV rays while driving.

3) Don’t wash your skin with a bar of soap. Lots of complaints people gripe about in the summer are that “My skin gets so oily!”. If you are one of them, use a facial cleanser rather than a soap bar to wash your face. Soaps which are alkaline in pH strip all the water and natural oils out of the skin and as a result, your skin compensates by secreting more oil than normal. My recommendation is to try the TwinLuxe Daily Detox Face Wash & Mask facial cleanser. It’s a men’s facial cleanser and mask but works wonders on female skin too!

4) Blot the oil from your skin. To keep that shine on your skin under control, blot it away with blotting paper throughout the day. Here is a little secret if you don’t want to pay for those little expensive papers: Public toilet seat covers are made out of the similar blotting papers so just tear off a piece and press it on your skin!

5) Wash your makeup brushes weekly. Your skin is oiler in the summer and so makeup brushes that you use on your face during these months get clogged up more readily with oil and dirt promoting more unwanted bacteria growth. And using these “dirty” brushes can promote acne break-outs. So wash your brushes more frequently in the summer and let them air dry in the sun (stand them upright in a glass).

Those are 5 simple summer skin care tips anyone can follow. Don’t neglect your skin during the hottest months of the year!