Summer Skincare Tips: The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Your Skin This Summer

Summer Skincare Tips: The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Your Skin This Summer

Summer is a beloved time for families to travel and maximize relaxation after a hard year of work, school, etc. But the not-so-beloved truth… all that heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your skin. When it comes to summer skincare, you’ll want to do things right so you (and your skin) can enjoy your downtime.

Thankfully, you can do just that with this guide to protecting your skin this summer. So say goodbye to acne, rashes, and sunburn… and hello to healthy, glowing skin!


8 Great Summer Skincare Tips

Protecting your skin from the hot summer weather doesn’t have to mean drastic changes are in the forecast. You can keep your skin safe simply by implementing a few tweaks to your skincare routine. Here’s what you can do:


1) Shield Your Skin with Sunscreen

Sure, this is a tip that you should be taking year-round, but it’s especially important during the summer months. Because UV rays are at their strongest in the summer, you’re then at a higher risk of developing skin cancer (not to mention an increase in premature skin aging). 

So don’t forget to apply (and reapply every 2 hours) that sunscreen when you’re in direct sunlight. It’s best to opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Broad-spectrum sunscreen is best, since it will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

And remember to cover every part of your body that isn’t protected by clothing. Even your lips can develop skin cancer so search for a sunscreen or chapstick designed to protect your lips from the sun. 


2) Don’t Ditch Your Moisturizer

You may think that moisturizer is only important in the dryer months (like in the wintertime), but that’s not true. Your skin is still capable of drying out in summer months. 

One thing to keep in mind for a summer moisturizer, though, is to go with one that won’t feel so heavy on your skin. Remember, the runnier the moisturizer, the thinner it will feel on your skin. 


3) Make Your Makeup Matter

Here’s a summer skincare tip you’re probably not familiar with… Have you ever attended an outdoor function where you applied makeup but you forgot (or just chose not) to apply sunscreen? If so, then you’ll certainly want to make that a thing of the past. 

Just because you’re wearing makeup doesn’t mean you can skip the skin protection. But you also don’t need to feel an added layer of heaviness on your skin by applying all that makeup plus sunscreen.

Instead, you can search for a tinted moisturizer and get the best of both worlds - the skin coverage you’ll get from makeup and the sun protection you’ll get from sunscreen. 


4) Simplify Your Shower Habits

It’s no secret that you’ll sweat more in the summer months. So obviously you’ll want to shower more. But remember to spread out your showers to avoid showering too often. You’ll also want to avoid showering in water that is too hot. 

Both of these shower habits can dry out your skin and cause skin problems such as eczema or inflammation. 


5) Exfoliating Exists for a Reason

Another favorite of the summer skincare tips is to remember to exfoliate your skin once or twice per week. 

Exfoliating your skin will help to unclog those pores and reduce your chances of experiencing breakouts by removing dirt and dead skin cells. 

However, if that glorious summer sunshine has caused you to get sunburnt, you’ll want to avoid exfoliating until your skin heals. The last thing you’ll want to do to your already irritated skin is to irritate it more. Ouch!


6) Water Works Wonders

You’ve heard it your whole life already, so the summer months aren’t any different - drink plenty of water! In fact, it’s even more important to stay hydrated during the summer because all that heat makes you sweat and dehydrate faster. 

A good rule to go by is this… Find out your current body weight. Then cut that number in half. That number is the amount of ounces of water you should be drinking each day.

Hydrated skin is more firm in appearance and is less likely to see acne breakouts!


7) Make Amends with Your Cleanser

If you’ve neglected your cleanser as part of your normal skincare routine, you’ll want to make amends… immediately

Cleansing your face the right way (meaning twice a day - once in the AM and once in the PM) will help to keep your skin healthy and maintain a natural shine. Sticking to this twice a day rule will give your skin that perfect balance between being too dry and too oily! 

You’ll want to stick with a gentle cleanser like our Rebel Skincare Purify Daily Cleanser. This will help balance your skin to best protect it from that summertime UV radiation. 


8) Submerge Your Skin in Serums & Masks

Another favorite of the summer skincare tips for keeping your skin hydrated is to add serums and face masks to your skincare routine. 

With those rising summer temperatures comes dehydration as it evaporates the moisture straight from your skin. The good news is that you can fight back by keeping this tip in your arsenal. 

If you’re looking for a natural night serum, try our Rebel Skincare Wrinkle & Scar Night Serum! Then you can lock in that moisture by finishing with a face mask.


Summer Skincare Takeaways

If you’ve ever struggled to keep your skin healthy and glowing during the hot and humid summer months, you can now consider that to be a thing of the past. 

Now you’ve got these eight great summer skincare tips to fight off the negative effects of those desired sun rays. Here’s a quick recap for your reference: 

  1. Shield Your Skin with Sunscreen
  2. Don’t Ditch Your Moisturizer
  3. Make Your Makeup Matter
  4. Simplify Your Shower Habits
  5. Exfoliating Exists for a Reason
  6. Water Works Wonders
  7. Make Amends with Your Cleanser
  8. Submerge Your Skin in Serums & Masks


Now stock up on those much-needed skincare products to ward off those unwanted skin woes, then get outside and enjoy your summer! 

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