Summer Skin Care Secrets

Summer has definitely arrived here in Tucson, and your skin may be feeling and showing the effects of the dry heat and scorching sunlight. You probably know that you should wear sunscreen every day whenever you’re going to go outside, even if it’s just for your daily commute, but that’s not the only thing you can do to take care of your skin in the summertime. Ask your dermatologist for tips on how to keep your skin healthy this summer, and keep reading for a few summer skin care secrets. Sunscreen Preparation It’s a good idea to apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you go outside, and you can even wear it at night to maximize its protective effects. If you are going to the beach or planning on spending a good deal of time outside, put sunscreen on before bed for two weeks beforehand. This will help the sunscreen build up inside your skin and reduces your risk of getting a sunburn. Sunburns can be painful and increase your chances of developing premature wrinkles as well as skin cancer, so do all you can to prevent them from happening. No More Breakouts With all of the sunscreen you put on in the summer, it’s not uncommon to have to deal with occasional breakouts. To help prevent this, use a sunscreen that’s oil-free on areas that are prone to breakouts such as your face and back. You’ll still be protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays, and you’ll look good doing it. Thirsty Skin It’s essential to stay hydrated when you live in a dry climate, and the elevated temperatures mean that you’ll be drinking even more water than usual during the summer. Your skin can benefit from your hydration, and you can even boost your natural glow using facial misting sprays. These mists contain minerals that keep your skin healthy and replaces ones that are lost when you sweat. Take good care of your skin this summer and in every season with the help of Clear Skin Doctors. Contact our Tucson office at (520) 618-0232 or visit our website to learn more about our wide range of dermatology services.