summer skincare 101
With the change in weather comes a change in skincare! Here are a few things you may experience as the temperatures rise and you spend more time outside!
1) dry skin: chlorine, salt water + hot weather can all cause dehydrated skin. Keeping yourself hydrated is a great way to combat that, but often you may need a little more help externally! Using products to moisturize your skin is always a plus in the summer months especially when they can repair + protect your skin barrier function.
2) breakouts: if your skin is dehydrated and dry, your body will want to produce more oil as a defense mechanism! This extra oil could lead to more breakouts than normal. Another big factor is improper removal of sunscreen - make sure you are double cleansing after a long day in the sun!
3) damage: UV radiation causes oxidative stress which then leads to the formation of reactive oxygen species or maybe you've heard them called free radicals. UV radiation exposure is cited as a cause in 65% of melanomas and 90% of other types of skin cancer, thus making it the number one risk factor in the development of skin cancer THAT YOU CAN CHANGE (D'Orazio et al., 2001). Solutions? SPF, hats/clothing + skincare packed with antioxidants.
How are you taking care of your skin this summer? We'd love to know any tips or tricks you may have!