The summertime is a time of blissful euphoria. It’s a time when people create lots of beautiful memories. It is also the perfect time to take that vacation, to frolic in the sun and to bask in the warm sea breeze. But no matter how gorgeous the summertime is we still cannot deny the negative effects the summer can have on our skin. This article will be discussing the different ways you can protect your skin during the summer so you can fully enjoy your days off.

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  1. The first tip is to moisturize. Of course, the golden rule. Along with the beautiful sunlight it brings, summer also brings humid weather. It’s a complicated time for your skin because you either have dry skin or extremely oily skin or if you’re like me, you have both in the form of combination skin. A great tip would be to use a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation to that your makeup is lighter. You can opt for bb cream or cc cream too.
  1. I cannot stress this enough. Use sunscreen no matter what weather. You should be using a sunscreen that at the very least has SPF 50 for daily use. The only way you can have safe sunscreen is when it has both UVB and UVA rays. This is so that it can protect you not only from sunburns but acne scars as well.
  2. Since you will probably be using the daytime as a chance to go outside and play in the sun, you should capitalize on your nighttime routine. Before going to bed use a cleanser that has salicylic or glycolic acid since this can cause micro exfoliation which has the effect of removing dead skin cells. Also, remember to use eye cream at night since constant sun exposure can cause eye wrinkles.
  1. If you have oily skin, consider using milk of magnesia as opposed to your daily primer. If you have this skin type you probably already know how much of a nightmare the summer time can be. Applying milk of magnesia after your moisturizer and before your favorite foundation like you would a primer, avoids the risk of you becoming an oil slick by the end of the day.
  1. I’m a colossal believer in the power of exfoliation. So whatever weather it is outside I do think that we still need to exfoliate 1 to 2 times a week. But for the summer time, it is of particular importance for those that have oilier skin. Exfoliating can remove any dead skin buildup, and it can even remove any form of sun damage from your face. Aside from that, it also just leaves your skin feeling smooth and clean.
  1. Another personal tip of mine is to keep a facial mist in your makeup kit. If it ever gets too hot out, you can always spritz some unto your face or even your body to cool you down. Most facial mists nowadays have great ingredients like Vitamin E and antioxidants. So they not only cool you down, but they can also actively protect and nourish your skin.
  1. Speaking of antioxidants, you should take any chance you have of loading up on antioxidants during the summer. You can do this not just by eating food that is rich in antioxidants or by using topical treatments that contain such. It is advised to eat melons like a cantaloupe since it is jam-packed with antioxidants.
  1. The last trick has a two-fold purpose it not only makes you feel cool and fresh it also helps your skin by making it look brighter, making your pores appear smaller and your skin looking smoother. You can do this by squeezing out natural juices out of fruits like oranges, lemons, and cucumbers and placing them in ice cube trays. Wait for them to freeze and run over the ice cubes (don’t forget to cover it with a cloth as it could be too harsh for your skin) all over your face for the beautiful and fresh skin.


Don’t let sunburn and dry skin get in the way of a perfect summer. With these tips, you will be embracing the summer time with reckless abandon.

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Kathy Mitchell was born and raised in the USA. She has done MA in English    literature. In her spare time, she likes to do research on health information. She is an inspirational writer who strongly believe in the power of self-motivation. You can contact her on Facebook and Twitter.

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