As summer is around the corner, you need to buckle up to face its harmful effects. Along with your health and diet, it is important to take care of your skin during summer. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause damage to your skin within 15 minutes. Prolonged exposure can lead to skin cancer. Not only the sun, tanning beds, unhealthful food, and smoking also contribute to skin damage. Did you know that repeated skin exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, dark spots, dryness, premature aging, and cancer? Avoid these with our summer skincare routine. Before you blame the sun for clogged pores, acne, tan, and greasiness in summer, you should follow these summer skincare tips to keep your skin healthy and glowy.

Easy Tips for Glowing Skin in Summer

How to take care of oily skin in summer naturally? We’ve curated this list of tips for glowing skin in summer. Read on!

Wear  Sunscreen

Sunscreen acts as a shield to protect the skin from damaging UV rays. Sunscreen is highly recommended as it can prevent the skin from sunburn and skin cancer. Sunscreen comes in many forms- lotions, ointments, gels, creams, wax sticks, and spray. Physicians suggest using sunscreen with a higher SPF. The higher the SPF, the better protection. Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before you step out. Rub the sunscreen at least for a minute. If you are going to the beach, reapply it every 2 hours. Opt for a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above for ample sun protection.

Stay Hydrated

During summer or humid weather, we tend to lose lots of fluids through sweat. Hence, drinking plenty of water helps maintain healthy skin. You shouldn’t wait until you feel thirsty. If you don’t like plain water then you can switch it with flavored or sparkling water or eat fruits and veggies high in water content including watermelon and cucumbers.

Don’t Step Out in Midday

Protecting the skin means avoiding sunlight–UVA and UVB radiation. During summer, it is better to stay inside between 10 am to 4 pm because the sun’s UV rays are more harmful and direct. You are still required to apply sunscreen to protect the exposed skin from the UV rays that can still reach the skin.

Cover the Skin

The best way to protect the skin from damaging UV rays is to wear clothing that has a full sleeve and full neckline to provide complete coverage. You should opt for a breathable fabric that can absorb the sweat to keep you cool and dry. Pick loose-fitting and lightweight full sleeve shirts, pants, or full-length skirts. Do not forget to wear a hat when you go out.

Cleanse, Exfoliate, Moisturize—Repeat

Clean your skin gently and thoroughly because sweat, sunscreen, chlorine, sand, and other environmental contaminants help form the block the surface of the skin with dulling debris. If you don’t wear sunscreen then you can skin the exfoliation process and soothe the overexposed skin with aloe or moisturizer to decrease redness and inflammation.