Summer is awesome, it can wreak havoc on your skin if you're not careful! Let's talk about it.
Bad Things That Happen to your Skin in the Summer
You'll glow. Literally.
Wait this doesn't sound bad, right? Let me explain!
I'm talking about oil. During the summer months your sebaceous glands start to produce more oil than normal because of the heat and humidity. So if your skin is on the dryer side this is great. But not so great news for us oilier ladies working diligently to control shine on a daily basis. Washing twice daily (or three times if you sweat a lot) becomes absolutely necessary.
You may break out more.
Yikes. More oil can also mean more breakouts because it means your pores are more likely to become congested from oil, sweat, dead skin cells and bacteria.
This sucks, but you can fight acne by making sure you keep your skin clean by washing and removing makeup thoroughly.
Also make sure you are exfoliating regularly. Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells that contribute to clogged pores.
We recommend a natural soap because harsh chemicals will tear your skin up even faster than normal. And the benefit of using natural soaps is that they heal breakouts faster as an added benefit
Are you thinking oilier skin means more hydrated skin? Not quite.
Oily skin may be more moisturized (which is a good thing) but that doesn't mean it's hydrated. Skin hydration comes from water and other water loving additives that draw water to your face like aloe, not oil.
Summer robs you of hydration because it's hotter and you're sweating more. You may also be more active, which can lead to dehydration. Compensate by drinking more water of course, but we recommend a daily regimen of something to hydrate your skin. Our natural lotions are perfect.
You'll tan... maybe too much.
Tanned skin can be a welcome flush of color but the reality is that a tan is really just sun damage and it can be a precursor to a painful sunburn. Be vigilant, be wise and protect yourself with sunscreen daily.
Also, I probably don't have to say this, but here it goes. Even if you were born with more melanin, you need sun protection. I have brown skin, but this sun worshiper still slathers on the sunscreen ritually.
If you overdo it one day and that tan turns into a peeling, full fledged sunburn, aloe is a great solution to soothe your burn and speed up the healing process. Check out our Skin Spritzer here!
Now that it's officially summer, keep all this in mind and have fun and be well!!