Summer Skin Care Tips
The summer months can be extremely damaging to the skin, and, if you aren’t careful, you may be left to deal with that damage for months after the warm weather has ended. OROGOLD has some great summer skin care tips to help you to keep your skin healthy and happy all summer long.
Know Your SPF
Needless to say, religiously applying SPF during the summer, and even winter, months is absolutely necessary. However, it is also important that you understand the protection level that different sunscreens give you. While it may make sense to think that SPF 30 will provide you with double the protection that an SPF 15 sunscreen would give, it actually only gives you 4% more protection. As the SPF number increases, the percentage of increased protection decreases, so don’t be fooled by a sunscreen with an exceptionally high SPF number. The key to keeping your skin well protected is to re-apply your sunscreen every 2 hours, although if you are in and out of the water, or are sweating quite a bit, OROGOLD recommends re-applying it every hour.
Use the Fridge to Store Skin Care Products
Those who suffer from skin redness, or conditions such as rosacea, will benefit the most from this tip. During the summer months, store your skin care products in the refrigerator, ensuring that they are kept cool. When you use them on your skin, they will not only feel more soothing, but their cold temperature will also reduce any dilation that has occurred with your capillaries, which, in turn, will reduce redness.
Increase Antioxidant Intake
Exposing your skin to the sun results in free radicals within the body, which damages cells and leads to cancer. Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals, which is why it is extremely important to increase your antioxidant intake during the summer months. Antioxidants should be used topically, through serums and moisturizers that contain them, as well as internally, by incorporating more antioxidant rich foods, such as sweet potatoes, berries, tomatoes and leafy greens, into your diet.
Regular Facial Masks
Your skin deserves some extra care in the summer, and facial masks are a great way to do this. Since the heat causes extra oil to be produced, which then clogs up your pores, facial masks are ideal to help clear out all the impurities that build up on your skin and in your pores. Whether you do this at home or indulge in a pampering facial, facial masks will help to keep your skin soothed and healthy during the summer. OROGOLD recommends using facial masks that contain antioxidants, because this way you can not only soothe and clean your skin, but also give it the extra ammunition that it needs to fight against damaging free radicals.
The summer months can take a toll on your skin, so it is important to make sure that you keep on top of your summer skin care routines. No matter how you plan on spending these warmer months, use OROGOLD’s summer skin care tips to ensure that your skin remains safe and healthy.