Summer is almost here, and with it, comes the dreaded humidity. It’s much worse in some parts of the world than in others, but nonetheless, once it arrives and takes up residence, we all dread it. Not only does it wreak havoc on our hair and our styles, but it also makes our skin feel sticky and plain gross, and none of us want to deal with that. Lionesse has compiled a few different skin care tricks to share with you today to help you make it through the summer without feeling like your clothes are sticking to your skin, and running for the comfort of the closest AC unit.
Moisturizing your skin on a daily basis – face, neck, and body – is so important to ensure your skin isn’t pulling at moisture from within the air, causing an influx of pollutants and other outside debris being absorbed into your skin. Not only that, but lotions and creams formed a protective barrier for the skin to shield the skin from things such as pollution and dirt as well. Try to opt for a moisturizer with sunscreen built into the product to ensure you are getting full protection all in one.
Always Cleanse After Time Spent Outdoors
After coming indoors, it’s always a good idea to take a shower and cleanse your skin. When outdoors, your skin is exposed to countless pollutants, allergens, dirt and debris in the air. These bad-for-you substances can settle into your skin, causing acne and irritation. Avoid this from happening by cleansing the skin of all of these impurities as quickly as possible. Follow up with your product regimen.
Chill Your Products
After a day spent outside or even just an hour during the summer months, it’s always nice to come inside and be able to use nice cool products on your face. You can put your cleanser, toner, and moisturizer as well as body lotion and serums into the refrigerator to get cool, which will feel really nice on skin that’s been exposed to heat and humidity.
Use Lightweight Sunscreen
When you are spending time outside on a humid day, you will always want to apply a good sunscreen to your skin to avoid burning and sun damage, but the type of sunscreen you use is equally as important to maintain comfortability. Opt for something that is thin and lightweight in consistency rather than one that is on the thick side. Try a spray sun screen for a thin layer of protection, and opt for a higher SPF property rather than something on the lower side. This is important when opting for thinner sunblocks because they are able to wear off faster. Always reapply every 30 minutes to hour, and after you get wet in the water or sweat the product off.
Wear Loose Clothing
To stay comfortable and avoid heat rash, choose comfortable, loose clothing – such as a dress, skirt, or shorts – and also, opt for lighter colors. Darker colors attract the heat and humidity will also undoubtedly affect you further if your body feels hot.
If you have thighs that touch or other body parts that rub together and cause friction, avoid painful rashes by applying baby powder or corn starch to the areas that will become irritated after spending time in the heat and humidity. This will form a layer of protection on the skin.