Top 4 Tips for Healthy Summer Skin

In Blog by Achieve Wellness Spa

From barbecuing and days by the lake, there’s plenty of reasons why we love summer. Unfortunately, the sun and heat can have some unwanted effects on your skin. We’ve got you covered with our top four tips to maintaining healthy skin this summer.

  1. Surprise – wash your face. So, what can you do if you have oilier skin? Firstly you can help reduce the effects of excess oil caused by heat and humidity by washing your face before bed with a gentle exfoliating cleanser. This will keep your pores free from clogging and remove the excess oil. Don’t wash your face more than twice a day as your skin might be producing excess oil because it’s dry (you heard that right!) – see tip number 2.
  2. Moisturize! And yes, even if you have oily skin. Oily skin can often be caused by dry skin trying to re-hydrate the skin by producing excess oil. With increased sweat and enjoying more time outside, being active skin can get dehydrated more quickly.
  3. Start simple and drink water. Hydrate your whole body by always carrying around your refillable water bottle. You may also want to incorporate a moisturizer or toner into your daily skin regime to help boost your skins hydration. Heat and humidity can cause increased oil production, which can either be a welcome change for those with dry skin or an unfortunate circumstance for those with oilier skin.
  4. Use SPF religiously. Too much sun exposure is the leading cause of accelerated ageing and dark spots. Prevention is key! A BB cream or moisturizer with SPF 30-50 is an easy way to incorporate sun protection into your morning routine. If you’re dealing with dark from hyperpigmentation that has been worsened from the sun, using a brightening serum can lighten the look of dark spots.

With all these adverse side effects of the extra heat and sun, summer is still one of the best times of the year, and there are plenty of steps you can take to make sure your skin is looking it’s best. From incorporating the right products into your skin care regime to booking a facial or body treatment at Achieve Wellness Spa you make summer is enjoyable and skin problem free.

Happy summer from your team at Achieve Wellness Spa.