Everyone gets excited for summer. For most people, summer means sun, sun, and more sun. It’s a time to dig out your shorts and sandals, and spend as much time outside as possible, working on your tan. Whilst getting outside can be good for your health, it’s your skin that unfortunately pays the price.
Over exposure to the sun can leave your skin feeling dry, whilst accelerating the aging process and causing wrinkles. Long-term exposure to the sun without the correct precautions can also lead to cancer, which is a worrying thought for anyone.
Don’t worry though, as here at Skinstation, we know all about protecting your skin, and that’s why we’ve put together a short guide advising you on the best ways to keep your skin protected this summer!
Apply Sun Cream Regularly
Probably the most obvious, but also the most important, way to protect your skin from sun damage throughout summer. Depending on your skin type and the way your skin reacts in the sun, you should select an appropriate SPF (we advise at least a SPF 20).
It is advised to apply the sun cream at least fifteen to twenty minutes before leaving the house, just to allow the cream time to soak into your skin. You should reapply the cream regularly, as it can easily be washed or sweated off.
Keep Your Skin Moisturised
Although you should be applying moisturiser throughout the year, it becomes even more important in the summer months. The heat and humidity of the hotter months will cause all sorts of problems for your skin, including the appearance of more spots than usual. You can keep this from becoming a major issue by making sure you moisturise your skin every morning and evening. We recommend using our Obagi Nu-Derm cream, which is brilliant at repairing dry skin that has been damaged by the sun.
Think water! Drinking water throughout the day should be something you do anyway, but it is especially important when the weather outside is hot. It keeps you hydrated and prevents you from getting overheated. It’s always advisable to carry water with you when you leave the house.
Believe it or not, water plays a massive part in keeping your skin looking youthful and healthy!
Here at Skinstation, we believe in providing a wide range of skincare products that will help keep your skin at its best. With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about protecting your skin. If you would like any information on the fantastic products that we have on offer here, including the Obagi Nu-Derm cream, please contact us on 01481 736699.