The summer can be hard on your skin. While sunlight is good for you in moderation, because it helps to prompt your body to produce Vitamin D. It is also good for your mood. However, it can also be damaging. The sun’s UV rays can not only burn your skin, but also speeds up the ageing process, giving you wrinkles and sun blotches that otherwise you would not develop.
That’s where skin care comes in. At any time of the year, it’s important to use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt from your skin, and also to moisturize to keep the skin soft and healthy. The extra thing that you need to do in the summer, however, is to use a good sunscreen. Any sunscreen is better than going out in the sun bare-skinned in that it will protect the skin from harm. However, a sunscreen that is non comedogenic is a better choice. Non-comedogenic products are ones that are designed to not clog your pores. This means that not only do you avoid sunburn, sun spots and wrinkles, but your skin will stay looking fresh and healthy.
Another good skin care tip that is useful for any time of the year, but that will help you particularly in the summer, is to drink lots of water. Try to cut back on alcohol, sugary beverages and caffeine. Drink more water so that you avoid dehydration, and so that your skin remains clear and fresh. Hydration, and the quality of food that you eat, is something that has a huge impact on your complexion. As a nice side effect, eating healthily and drinking lots of water will improve your energy levels and help you to get to, or remain at, a healthy weight as well.