Your skincare routine isn’t just important during the winter. It’s probably more important to take care of your skin when you’re enjoying the warmth of summer. Unfortunately, there are a lot of mistakes people make when it comes to caring for your precious skin in the summertime.
Dr. Anthony Dardano helps you get your skin routine up to par before summer hits. Dr. Dardano offers several skincare treatments to get your skin in tip-top shape so you’re glowing when you hit the pool or the beach on hot summer days.
Why is your skin health important
Your skin is an organ, the largest one in your body. Its primary function is to keep disease and infection from your body by providing a protective barrier. This is the single largest reason you should take care of your skin.
Your skin is also crucial to protect the inside of your body from injury and also helps keep your body temperature regulated.
While the other purposes of your skin are essential, it’s also vital to your appearance and a healthy, ageless glow. But there are a lot of environmental factors that affect the health of your skin, like the UV rays from the sun.
Taking care of your skin is the best way to keep a healthy, youthful look. This includes the proper skincare regimen and taking the right steps to maintain your skin’s moisture and overall health.
It’s imperative to take care of your skin during the hot summer months. During this time, you spend more time outside and sweat more. This damages your skin and can lead to premature signs of aging, like wrinkles.
Common skincare mistakes over summer
When summer hits, you must take the proper steps to care for your skin. It’s not always easy to remember good skincare routines, especially when all you want to do is enjoy the sun. However, there are several mistakes you don’t want to make this summer, including:
Not reapplying your sunscreen
Sunscreen with SPF is one of the single most important things you can do for your skin in the summer, and all year round. The sun’s harmful UV rays damage your skin and cause premature aging.
But applying sunscreen is only half the battle. It’s important that you remember to reapply, especially if you’re spending time outside. Forgetting to reapply SPF may lead to burns and skin damage.
Using too much makeup
Summer isn’t the time to pile on layers of thick makeup. When it’s hot out, your pores open up on your face. This makes them prone to holding in dirt or makeup, leading to acne breakouts that are hard to control.
Forgetting to wash your face
During the day, especially in summer, your face carries dirt and bacteria. Before you go to bed, you must wash off these things to keep a healthy glow. Forgetting to wash your face causes a bacteria buildup, leading to acne breakouts and oily skin.
Ignoring your lips
Just about everyone forgets that your lips are made of skin too. When you’re applying SPF to the rest of your body, don’t forget to put some on your lips.
Exfoliating too much
During the summer, you’re more likely to sweat, which clogs your pores. For this reason, light exfoliation should be part of your weekly skincare routine. However, you don’t want to overdo your exfoliation, as it can damage your skin and increase signs of aging.
Another common mistake many people make in the summer is forgetting to drink enough water. Staying hydrated is vital to healthy, glowing skin, especially in the dog days of summer. Remember to drink water throughout the day to keep your skin in tip-top shape.
If you’re concerned about keeping your skin looking youthful over the summer, call the office today at 561-202-1248 to schedule a consultation or book online.