When I think of summer, three things come to mind—sunshine, hot beaches, and sweat. I love this time of year, but when it comes to summer skincare, it’s not a pretty picture. The sunshine and heat dry out skin like nothing else, and to make things worse, all that moisture our bodies lose from perspiration doesn’t usually get replenished quickly enough. All these things can make your skin dry and, to put it bluntly, not pretty.
You’ve got to work for flawless skin, especially in the summer.
Want to keep your pretty going all summer long? Check out these three summer skincare facts.
Fact #1: Not All UV Rays Are the Same
You’ve probably heard of UVA and UVB rays, but what’s the difference? Well, it turns out, they affect the skin in different ways. While both are harmful, it’s important to understand the difference.
Let’s start with UVB rays.
When you spend too much time in the sun, UVB rays cause redness and sunburn. These rays affect the skin that’s on the surface, causing irritation, inflammation, dryness, and peeling. It’s not a pretty look!
UVA rays penetrate the skin deeper, causing hyperpigmentation, age spots, and dull-looking skin. These rays are also known to break down collagen in the skin, which can cause wrinkles, sagging, and fine lines.
What this means is that even if you “don’t burn” when spending long periods of time in the sun is that you need to apply plenty of sunscreen regularly if you want to stay looking fabulous.
Fact #2: Summer Skincare Means Taking Care of Yourself, Inside and Out
Speaking of applying things to your skin, you should also come up with a skincare plan that is designed to address the problems caused by the summer environment. In addition to keeping up with your Pretty Biznez routine, you should also apply your favorite moisturizer throughout the day.
And don’t forget that summer skincare for beautiful skin depends on what you’re putting into your body, too! Drink plenty of water to replace what you sweat out, and add more antioxidant-rich foods to your diet, such as fruits and vegetables.
Fact #3: Staying Cool Can Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Even better than having to replace the water you lose out in the sun is preventing that loss in the first place. By staying indoors in the air-conditioning as much as possible, you will keep that moisture in your skin where it belongs.
Are you ready to take your summer skincare to the next level? Join the dynasty today!