Summer has officially arrived! At SoCa Day Spa, we know the importance of maintaining youthful, glowing skin all year long. With this season change, it is essential that you adjust your skincare routine accordingly. The Carolina sun can bring hot, humid, damaging rays to our skin, requiring varying treatments to keep your skin looking its best. We have put together 4 quick and easy steps to keep your skin healthy and hydrated all summer long!
1.Use a moisturizer with SPF.
With temperatures reaching the high 90’s, you must keep your skin moisturized in the summer. Make sure to pick a lightweight moisturizer as dense creams can suffocate your skin and cause even more ailments. It is crucial to pick a moisturizer that contains SPF. Choosing a moisturizer that contains SPF helps block your skin from the damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays cast out by the sun. By applying sunscreen to your skin daily, you will cut your risk of contracting skin cancer in half, and prevent premature aging caused by the sun. Kill two birds with one stone will an all in one moisturizer to help your skin look youthful and supple for many summers to come.
Using a facial toner is a skincare game-changer. Usually applied after washing your face, toner helps to remove any extra oils and debris from your face. During the summer months, excess oil is produced from sweat; therefore, implementing this step is a vital part of your routine. Disregarding this step can lead to excess oil buildup on your skin and result in a potential breakout.
3.Make sure to stay hydrated
Staying hydrated is a crucial part of your skincare routine. Drinking enough water every day flushes out the toxins in your body and skin, resulting in healthier and more hydrated skin. In the summer heat, your risk of dehydration increases, so make sure to have at least eight cups of water per day to keep your skin looking glowy and fresh.
4. Exfoliate a few times a week
Summer heat means more sweat than usual, especially in the t-zone. We recommend exfoliating weekly to scrub away excess oil buildup and rid the skin of dead cells. When dead skin cells are removed, it is easier for the skin to absorb nourishing moisturizers and sunscreens. In turn, you will notice increased benefits that come from the serums and products that you apply to your skin.
Utilizing these 4 quick and easy steps will ensure your skin stays glowing, hydrated, and youthful, this summer and many more to come!