While the weather is warm, it is important for you to take care of your skin. The sun is one of the biggest causes of damage to the skin and it can cause premature ageing, blemishes, wrinkles and more. The earlier you treat your skin well when it is in the sun, the better it will be in the future. If you are looking for some top tips to help your skin when the sun is out, we have put some top things together that are sure to help.
Always use SPF
SPF (sun protection factor) is what protects you from both UVA and UVB rays from the sun that can be harmful to your skin. It is a good idea to select a product that is at least a factor 15 to keep your skin as protected as possible. Most beauty products also come with SPF in them now, but it is important you check it out before you buy or take it with you to keep yourself as protected as possible. Also, check if your moisturiser or other skin care items has this in it – not just your sun cream.
Keep your skin exfoliated
When the weather is warm you will sweat a lot more and that can mean your pores get blocked and can make you break out in spots. Avoid this from happening by regularly exfoliating. This will help to clear out any blockages from your pores from sebum, oil and dead skin cells. Your skin will be able to absorb your moisturiser and sunscreen much better and will look a lot clearer too!
Use a light moisturizer and lighter makeup
When the sun shines, you want a lighter moisturizer and foundation. This is so that it doesn’t sit heavy on your face and clog your pores. Transition to products that will sit lightly on your face rather than be heavy and make you sweat more. Makeup items such as mineral foundations and translucent powders or setting sprays can be good for this. Do your research and check out reviews to find the best ones for your skin type.
Remember to top up your sun cream throughout the day
Just because you have put your sun cream on once, doesn’t mean that it will stay on your face or body throughout the day. Instead, reapply it every hour or so, and even more so if you have been doing exercise that could cause it to sweat off, or if you have been swimming in the sea or a pool. There are many travel size sun creams that you can just pop in your handbag and reapply when it is needed.
These are a few top tips that can help you to keep your skin protected. You only have one body in life so it is important that you take as much care of it as possible. It is much easier to prevent the effects of sun damage to your skin than it is to try and rectify it or turn back the clock once it happens.