Lately, it’s been feeling like all the seasons could be summer. Fall, spring, and even winter in Tampa can feel like 95 degrees sometimes. But as the actual summer season rolls in, the heat, sun, and humidity crank up even a little more than usual, and your skin starts to freak out a little bit.
Not to worry! A few adjustments to your skincare routine will do you just fine.
Skin Care Tip #1: PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN
This may seem obvious, but the most important thing to do for your skin, especially during the summer is apply sunscreen! Summer is the season of beach getaways and outdoor volleyball, so you’ll likely be spending more time outside. That means your skin is going to need more protection!
The FDA recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. It’s important to remember to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, immediately after swimming or sweating, and limit your time directly under the sun during peak hours (10 to 2 pm).
Our Recommendation: Skinbetter Sunbetter SHEER SPF 56 Sunscreen Compact
Skin Care Tip #2: PAIR YOUR SPF WITH A VITAMIN C SERUM
The perfect pairing with a good sunscreen is a brightening vitamin C serum. These two lovebirds have a symbiotic relationship where vitamin C, an antioxidant, supports your sunscreen by neutralizing the free radicals that can cause sun damage. Then, your SPF protects your skin from developing sunspots while vitamin C lightens your pre-existing ones. It’s a win-win!
Bonus: Vitamin C can help prevent hyperpigmentation and help collagen production.
Our Recommendation: Obagi-C Rx C-Clarifying Serum
Skin Care Tip #3: CLEANSE YOUR FACE DAY & NIGHT
Feeling sweaty? Looking greasy? That’s what humidity will do to you! Get rid of dirt and oil by cleansing the surface of your skin with a facial cleanser every night before bed and in the morning when you’re getting ready for your day. Strapped for time? Try micellar water. All you need is a travel size bottle of micellar water to keep in your bag with some cotton pads and swipe some on whenever you’re feeling a little icky! No rinsing required.
Our Recommendation: Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel
Skin Care Tip #4: USE A WATER-BASED MOISTURIZER
Stop lathering on that thick, rich cream that you were packing on over the winter. Your skin doesn’t need that right now! When its warmer outside, all your skin really needs is a light facial moisturizer that is packed with hyaluronic acid!
Our Recommendation: Skinbetter Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment
Skin Care Tip #5: STAY HYDRATED
One of the best ways to keep your body, and especially your skin in good health in the hot summer sun is by drinking tons of water! Drinking water helps regulate your body temperature, keeps you mentally alert and makes sure your skin is extra plump and soft.
Want to try any one of these products? You can pick them up at a Garcia Aesthetics location. Visit our website or give us a call at any one of our locations to learn more.
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