Summer Skin care
Skin-care needs during the hot summer months are different from the routine you use in the winter. Summer poses some unique challenges when it comes to skin care. From increased acne to the dangers of the sun’s UV rays, sweat, humidity, and chlorine – protecting, hydrating and nourishing the skin during hot weather conditions can be a daunting task, thankfully, there are some easy ways to keep the skin looking lovely all summer long.
Hot weather generally means sunshine, and wearing sunscreen is probably the most important thing you can do to protect skin from the sun. Apply sunscreen every two hours or more frequently if you are sweating a lot or doing activities in water. Ultraderm 30+ SPF is fantastic with the added bonus of zinc for extra hydration and protection. A good choice for a physical sunscreen.
Skin tends to be more prone to breakouts in hot weather, so it’s a good idea to take precautionary measures to prevent acne flare-ups. This condition occurs when high temperatures combine with repetitive rubbing, sweating, dirt and bacteria – such as under a sports helmet, can cause acne to erupt in that location on the skin. Washes and topical creams or lotions containing salicylic acid can help prevent and treat hot-weather-induced breakouts of all types – Ultraderm Renew Cleanser has enough salicylic acid in there to help clear out those pores.
One way to keep skin healthy in hot weather is by treating it from the inside out. Keeping the body well hydrated both topically and internally can prevent skin from succumbing to the dehydration effects of summer heat. When your skin is dehydrated it cannot produce the water we need and our oil glads go into overdrive. This in turn can make your skin appear oilier. Using products like your Ultraderm B3 or apple stem cells can hold the water and hydrate the skin with hyaluronic acid. Also revaluate your moisturiser. The one you have been using for winter may not be the most suitable for summer.
4.Preventative Treatments / Skincare routine
Prevention may well be the key to skin care in the summer heat. Exfoliation can rid the skin surface of dead skin cells, heading off clogged pores. Also getting your skin specialist to revise your skin routine and products in a must! Our skin changes with weather, emotions, hormones etc this needs to be assessed every three months. Taking a daily multivitamin can boost antioxidants in the body that keep skin healthy and protected from the heat.
Heat can stimulate the melanocytes which in turn makes pigmentation look worse. The key here is making sure your using a good vitamin C and SPF for prevention. Talk to your skin specialist in more detail at your next appointment.