Summer is all about soaking up the sun’s energy while basking on the beach. But did you know that enjoying the warm summer rays can potentially lead to damaged or darker skin? To prevent this, it’s crucial to adjust your skincare routine to meet your skin’s evolving needs during the hotter months.
What Impact Does Summer Have on Your Skin?
The sun’s rays can influence your skin in several ways. The long wavelength Ultraviolet A, or UVA, for instance, penetrates into the deepest layers of your skin – the dermis. The harmful free radicals activated by UVA rays can lead to premature skin aging.
In contrast, Ultraviolet B or UVB rays primarily affect the upper skin layer or epidermis. They are the culprits behind sunburns, skin cancers, and allergic reactions. But it’s not just about the rays. Summer’s higher temperatures can trigger your skin’s oil glands, leading to increased oil production which ups the chances of breakouts or acne.
Is Lighter Skin Achievable During Summer?
Absolutely! With the right care and products, you can maintain radiant, light skin even in summer’s heat. Here are some effective tips:
1. Don’t Skimp on Sun Protection
A golden rule in skincare is to always protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Keep up with products offering SPF protection, such as our Gluta-C Kojic Plus+ Lotion with SPF 30. Apply your sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before heading outdoors and remember to reapply regularly throughout the day.
2. Wear Protective Clothing
Opt for a wide-brimmed hat to guard your scalp and ears. You can also wear sun-protective clothing specially designed to shield your skin from UV radiation.
3. Avoid the Sun Between 11AM and 4PM
This timeframe represents the day’s hottest hours, where sun exposure is most damaging to your skin. Try scheduling your outdoor activities either early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun’s intensity is lower.
4. Maintain a Healthy Diet and Hydrate Often.
What you consume impacts your skin’s health. Enjoy the summer’s bounty of fruits and vegetables, and remember to drink plenty of water. Keep your skin hydrated with Gluta-C Facial Day Cream with SPF 25 for added protection.
By incorporating these tips into your skincare regimen, you can enjoy the summer without worrying about your skin. You’ll have a healthy, radiant complexion that looks fantastic during the summer and beyond!
Are you ready to enjoy a summer of beautiful, radiant skin? Start with our range of Gluta-C products today.