How To Get Radiant Summer Skin at Any Age
Taking care of your skin can feel like a full-time job, but the results of diligence and patience are always worth it. For many people, it takes what seems like a lifetime to find the products that work best for them and actually deliver results. But taking care of your skin is much more than shelling out money for a product that may or may not work. Additionally, our skin’s needs change with the season or our age.
Thankfully though, there are some things that work for every skin type at any age. If you’re heading into the dog days of summer wishing your complexion was brighter, keep reading for ways to get the radiant skin of which you’ve been dreaming.
Catch Some Z’s
Summer is filled with long days, longer nights, and plenty of vacations. If you’re a parent, your days are also filled with running your children to camps, playdates, and even summer school – it can leave you feeling like you’re burning the candle at both ends. With our skin being our body’s largest organ, it shows on your face when you’re fatigued.
They don’t call it “beauty sleep” for no reason! Make sure you get at least eight to nine hours of sleep a night – prioritize getting better sleep. If you’re having trouble falling asleep, incorporate a relaxing skincare routine into your evening. It will not only prep your skin for beauty but relax you on your way to la-la land.
You Are What You Eat
Eating a healthy diet will help boost your skin health immensely. Thankfully, the summer season lends itself to some of the most nourishing food at its peak of freshness. Berries that are full of skin-beautifying antioxidants are in season and make a delicious snack, addition to a smoothie, and even dessert.
Take advantage of flowers that are beneficial for your skin too! A delicious hibiscus flower can help promote hydration and keep your complexion dewy and glowing. Make sure you get plenty of green salads to synthesize collagen and lessen your fine lines and wrinkles.
Sun Protection Factor
Hopefully, you know the importance of wearing SPF (sun protection factor) year-round. It’s easy to get your SPF on your face during the fall and winter through moisturizers and foundation, but up your game with straight SPF in the summer months. Make sure you’re using an SPF designed explicitly for your delicate facial skin that won’t clog your pores, and use another SPF for your body. When exercising outdoors, swimming, or any other activity that could cause the SPF to come off, reapply often. It’s equally important to avoid being in the sun during peak hours, from noon to three.
Clothing Counts Too!
Another vital step all ages should take during the summer to get their most radiant complexion is not in the medicine cabinet or makeup drawer but your wardrobe. Protecting your skin through products and SPF is critical, but you should go the extra mile when spending extended periods outdoors.
Visors and sun hats are one of the most recommended items to protect your facial skin by dermatologists. Additionally, wear sunglasses to protect the thinner skin around your eyes. Not only will these prevent lines and wrinkles but dark spots and other more serious concerns like melasma and skin cancer.
Tone Things Up
A critical skincare product that many people neglect to use is toner. Toner is an essential addition to your skin between cleansing and moisturizing. Toner is great at firming up the skin, wiping residual makeup or sweat, and minimizing pores. With all the sweat, SPF, and possible makeup you use during the summer months, toning the skin will deliver quick results in the above-mentioned departments.
Additionally, toners can be purchased with ingredients that can target specific skin concerns. So, depending on your age or skin type, you can reap the baseline benefits of toner and address dark spots, wrinkles, acne, or any other issue you may have.
Taking care of your skin is easy if you start with fundamental healthy habits. As stated earlier, eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of sleep will do more for your skin than most products. True health starts from within, and your skin is no exception. Now, get glowing!