Summer Skin Care Tips

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When summer comes around there are some changes you may be making. From swapping out your winter clothes for summer clothes to changing the amount of time you spend outside, summer brings about a ton of changes. One of those should be your skincare routine.

Your summer and winter skincare routine should be different from each other. You should use different products to keep your skin healthy and happy. While there are many summer factors that can cause damage to our skin, there are many skincare tips that can help you keep your skin as healthy as possible.

At Tamjidi Skin Institute in Chevy Chase and Vienna, we offer a variety of medical dermatology services, cosmetic dermatology services, and spa services! We are skincare experts and we can help you keep your skin healthy all summer long. Whether you just want a facial or you are dealing with a skin condition that you need help treating, our team can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and be sure to read this blog for summer skincare tips.

Make Sun Protection a Must

While sun protection should be a part of your regular skincare routine all summer long, it is especially important in the summer when you are spending more time outside with less clothing covering your skin. Wearing an SPF 30 to 50 can help protect your skin and slow down the aging process. While we all want that sun-kissed skin, wearing sunscreen daily can help protect your skin in the long run.

Don’t Ditch The Moisturizer

While summer is not as dry as winter, it is still important to keep a regular moisturizing routine. You may want to switch to a lightweight moisturizer since thicker ones may clog pores, cause inflammation, and may lead to acne. A lightweight moisturizer is still important to use after cleansing your skin in the summer. Moisturizing can help the outermost layer of skin protect against pollutants and chemicals, and prevent further dryness. When you use a lightweight moisturizer and sunscreen daily, you can keep your skin healthy and hydrated all summer long.

Add Exfoliation To Your Skin Care Routine

Exfoliating is a great skincare step to add to your regular routine during the summer. Exfoliating during the summer can help remove dead skin and debris from your skin to help keep it looking and feeling its best. While you shouldn’t exfoliate every day, adding a few more days each week that you exfoliate can allow you to keep your skin smooth and healthy throughout summer.

Keep Showers Short

Many of us shower more in the summer because we find ourselves spending more time sweating in the sun or swimming in the pool, ocean, or lakes. If you do find yourself showering more, try to keep them short and don’t shower in water that is too hot. Long, hot showers can cause your skin to dry out more, which can lead to inflammation and possibly summertime eczema.

Try To Stay in Shade

While we know that many people love laying out in the sun to get a tan, this isn’t healthy for your skin. Try to stick to the shade as much as possible and stay out of direct sunlight when possible. This could mean wearing sun-protective clothing, wearing large hats, wearing sunglasses, using an umbrella, or finding shade elsewhere. When you stay in the shade, you can keep your skin protected from the harmful rays of the sun. When you are not in the shade, be sure that you are wearing sunscreen and be sure to reapply often!

Soothe and Repair Sun Damaged Skin

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but even a nice tan is technically considered skin damage. While tans may not be painful, they still cause damage to your skin. But when that nice tan turns into a burn that is more painful, there are ways to soothe your skin. Even though the damage is done, there are ways to soothe and repair your sun-damaged skin.

Aloe vera is one of the most common things to apply to your sunburn to help soothe the pain. There are other products out there that you can use by simply applying on sunburned skin. These products can help to prevent peeling, reduce redness, and calm inflammation. While you can’t undo the damage you have done by burning or tanning your skin, you can use anti-aging products and ingredients to help keep your skin healthy and fight early signs of aging.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration can affect your skin more than you think. If you are dehydrated, your skin can look dull, saggy, and show early signs of aging. To keep your skin looking and feeling great, be sure to stay hydrated all summer long. Especially since you sweat so much during the summer, you need to be drinking water nonstop. You will feel better and your skin will look better too! Plus, hydration can help your skin recover from a sunburn.

Summer can be a hard time for your skin, especially if you get a few sunburns, but by following these skincare tips, you can help keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and happy all summer long. If you are going to follow one of these tips this summer, it should be the sunscreen tip. Always wear sunscreen and go enjoy summer! If you have a skin issue you want looked at or you want to get a treatment, be sure to schedule an appointment at Tamjidi Skin Institute in Chevy Chase and Vienna. We look forward to helping you with your skincare needs.