How can I get clear skin naturally in the summer?
It is summer and the hottest time of the year. With temperatures rising, it is important to care for your skin and keep it hydrated. Whether you are trying to stay pretty at work despite the hot weather or just want to look stunning with your friends by the pool, maintaining a good glow is very important.
The first step to getting clear skin during the summer is knowing which skin care products and habits to avoid. Summer months can bring a range of weather changes and increased sun exposure, but these simple changes to your routine can help you look healthy and beautiful all season long.
Ready to glow this summer? Here are some quick and easy tips to get clear skin naturally in summer:
1. Sunscreen is your best friend.
Wear sunscreen every single day. It is the most important tip of all this summer. Sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher should be applied to all exposed skin, including hands, feet, ears, and lips.
To protect your skin from the sun, apply an ounce (or about a shot glass full) of sunscreen to your whole body at least 15 minutes before going outside. Your skin needs that much time to absorb the sunscreen and protect you from the sun's harmful rays.
Remember: you need to reapply sunscreen every two hours, so pack more than you think you'll need when you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors in the summer.
2. Lighten up on your skincare routine.
The heat and humidity of summer call for lighter and gentle skin care products that won't clog your pores. Your skin produces more sweat. The swelling of the skin cells can trap oil in the pores, making it harder for you to remove excess oil.
The same principle applies to makeup. Wearing heavy makeup can clog your pores, prevent skin from breathing, and make you sweat more. To avoid this, use tinted lip balm or a tinted moisturizer instead of a heavy foundation.
Recommended by dermatologists, CLn Facial Moisturizer has a lightweight formula that won't clog pores or upset your skin. It helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, making it less sensitive to irritants, and has a calming effect.
3. Make sure your skin stays clean.
During the summer, oily skin is more noticeable. Choose mild, non-irritating cleansers that are alcohol-free and pH balanced. Using a face wash that's right for your skin type—one that can deep cleanse and remove all the dirt and oil—can help keep it looking healthy and fresh.
For dry skin, choose gel-based products. For oily skin, choose water-based products. Both are non-greasy and lighter than cream-based products.
Try gentle and advanced cleansing facial washes like the CLn Acne Cleanser. It penetrates pores to stop new breakouts before they begin. It's gentle enough for daily use, yet powerful enough to treat severe acne.
4. Exfoliate a few times a week.
Sunscreen and sweat both clog pores, but exfoliation can help unclog them. To keep your skin looking its best, use face and body scrub at least twice a week. The scrub will remove excess dirt and oil that can clog pores and lead to blemishes.
Choose a scrub designed for your skin type, and gently massage it on your face in circular motions. Make sure you include the lips and neck in your exfoliation regimen as well.
But don't overdo it! It's best not to exfoliate if you're sunburned - let your skin heal on its own.
5. Shower twice a day but keep it short.
To stay healthy during the summer, it's important to practice good hygiene. We shower more often during the summer, when we're at the beach, playing sports, or sweating a lot from daily activities.
Bathing at night before bed can help remove all the dirt, grime, and sweat that your body accumulates during the day and prevent rashes. Aside from feeling refreshed, showering twice a day helps release body heat. Excess heat can lead to health problems such as nosebleeds, indigestion, and heat stroke.
However, keep your showers short. A four- to five-minute shower is long enough to get clean and fresh. Over-showering and bathing in hot water can dry out your skin. This can lead to inflammation, including eczema during the summer months. Use a gentle, non-drying formula like CLn BodyWash. If you are physically active during summer, we recommend the CLn SportsWash. Both effectively cleanse the grime, dirt, and sweat from all your summer activities.
While many people believe that skin care solutions involve taking a lot of effort, the truth is you can get lasting results with just a couple of skin care steps. Just make sure to give your skin the right product it requires if you are willing to have clear skin that can shine in the sunlight this summer.