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3 Important Sun Skin Care Tips

Clare Cherry

Posted on July 08 2019

Woman sat with her feet in a pool wearing a straw hat for a sun skin care step to protect her hair from the sun

Summer is here and whether that means you’re jetting off to an exotic holiday destination or partying in a field at one of the UK's many festivals, the warm weather brings with it its own set of skin and beauty issues to deal with. The summer months can mean oily skin, dry patches and sunburn as well as bug bites and skin breakouts so making changes to your beauty and skincare routine is a must. 


One of the most important things you need to take a look at during the summer months is your sun skin care routine. Getting the right steps in place will prevent against burning, heat irritation and oily skin patches, so here are 3 important sun skin care tips you should follow this summer. 


Keep Your Body Cool

There is nothing worse than feeling sweaty and hot in the summer, so keeping your body cool and refreshed is a must. Making sure to stay hydrated with plenty of water is one of the most highly recommended sun skin care tips, particularly if you are going on holiday to a hot destination. If you need an instant refresh, then a hydrating body and face mist will keep your skin feeling nourished and cool. Look for mists with soothing ingredients, such as aloe vera, coconut milk and leaf extracts and, if you can, keep it in the freezer for an extra burst of coolness.


Add An SPF Step To Your Makeup Routine 

During the summer, your updated skin care and beauty regime should include applying a sun cream with SPF 30. But, if you’ve ever applied suncream to your face and then gone to put on your makeup, you may find that it is greasy and difficult to set. Rather than avoiding it, a top sun skin care tip is to look for beauty products which contain SPF instead. Invest in a tinted moisturiser with SPF for a lightweight and easy to apply summer beauty product. If you’re heading on holiday and want a more natural coverage, or going to a festival and want a base for your sparkly festival makeup, then this will work perfectly and keep your face protected against the sun. 


Exfoliate Dry Skin

Often, skin can become dry and flaky in the summer months, particularly after long periods in the sun, so it is a good idea to exfoliate regularly to keep skin looking and feeling soft and smooth. Look for natural exfoliators which include coconut oil, shea butter or coconut sugar to exfoliate your skin before you have a shower, paying close attention to your knees and elbows. If you have spent too long in the sun without proper protection and have burnt, then as a sun skin care tip, avoid using an exfoliator on that area for a week or so to avoid aggravating the skin further and to make the skin more vulnerable to further burns. 

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