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Summer Skincare Tips

        Each season we adjust our lives for the new weather, like putting away our winter jacket and boots for shorts and flip flops when summer comes around. Modifying your skin care routine should be one of the adjustments you make for the summer season. Warmer days are finally here and before you know it, it will be summer! The hot weather will have you outside in the sun more and when that’s the case, your skin still needs to be your priority. Here are some tips for your keeping your skin glowing and healthy during the summer days.

        Apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day. You should wear sunscreen all year round, even on cloudy days. It’s important to make sure you’re constantly reapplying sunscreen during the summer when you’re more likely to be outside. You should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or more. A broad-spectrum sunscreen offers protection from UVA, UVB and infrared rays. You should reapply sunscreen at least once every 2 hours when you’re out in the sun.

        Use lighter serums, not the heavy creams you use in the winter. Heavy creams that we use for moisturizer in the winter may be too heavy for the heat and humidity of the summer. Lighter moisturizers will soak into your skin faster and feel much lighter than the heavy creams. Exfoliate regularly too. This is always a must in any skincare routine. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, sweat, dirt and other toxins.

        It’s important to stay hydrated when you’re out in the heat and the sun. Use a hydrating moisturizer or serum for your skincare routine. Hydration is key for glowing skin. Make sure your serums have hyaluronic acid components for maximum hydration. Of course, drink lots of water to stay hydrated, a must when you’re out in the sun for long hours.

         Repair and treat your skin if you’re out in the sun too long and develop a sunburn. Skin damage can cause brown spots, coarse skin and wrinkles, whether you have burnt skin or not. When sunlight comes in contact with the skin it results in damage. It may cause inflammation and affect healthy cell growth. Use a moisturizer that contains aloe vera to help soothe sunburn. Take aspirin or ibuprofen to help reduce swelling, redness and discomfort.

        Don’t forget to protect your whole body and not just your face. Your face is not the only thing that needs to be taken care of in the summer. We tend to get caught up in making sure our faces don’t get burned that we forget about the rest of our body. The rest of our body is just as important. Your skin from head to toe will look hydrated when you wear sunscreen and moisturize throughout the summer days.

        Taking care of your skin during the summertime can feel like a difficult balance when you’re just trying to soak up the sun and enjoy the weather. Dr. Kurzman has his very own line of skincare products and sunscreen to help to protect and care for your skin. We are happy to evaluate your skin and recommend a perfect skincare regimen just for you. When you combine the right products with these simple steps, you can venture outside and soak up all the summer season has to offer!

Samantha Durst

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