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Helping Your Skin Survive the Desert Summer

Happy BeautyWith temperatures soaring in the dry conditions of a typical Tucson summer, your skin may be suffering from dryness, breakouts, and irritation. If you struggle to maintain beautiful, healthy skin through the hot season, you might need to adjust your skincare routine to pamper your skin with moisture and limit sun damage. Along with the proper use of sunscreen, here’s a look at the steps you should take in caring for your skin this summer. Invest in a wide-brimmed hat The skin on your face, neck, and chest is the most frequently exposed to the elements, so you may need an added layer of protection from the sun. A wide-brimmed hat is favorable over a baseball cap, since it will keep shade over your whole head rather than just your face. Exfoliate regularly When your skin does become dry, there may be more dead skin cells on the surface that can cause added irritation. You can exfoliate daily with the use of a loofah or gentle scrub, which will slough away dead cells and allow moisturizer to penetrate deeper into the skin. Shower in cold water Not only will cold showers be more refreshing in the summertime, but they can help to minimize irritation and breakouts. After you shower, you’ll want to apply moisturizer to the face and body to keep your skin soft and smooth all day. Eat plenty of fresh fruit There is a plethora of fruit in season during the summer, so you will want to stock up on fresh produce whenever you do your grocery shopping. Fruits like berries, melon, and citrus are packed with antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals so that visible damage to the skin is minimized. For all the summer skincare essentials you need, connect with Specialists in Dermatology at (520) 382-3330. With offices in Central Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley, we provide comprehensive dermatology services for all skin types.