Summer Skin Care

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Sure, it’s very easy to kick back and relax in the summer. After all, long sunny summer days are practically made for vacations! While you can certainly recline in your beach chair and let the whole world wait, slacking on your summer skincare is simply something you cannot afford.

With harsh UV lights, air pollution and season changing, you have to make greater effort to protect and nourish your skin during the hot months.

Here are my top 5 tips for the fresh, glowing skin in the summer:

1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

Exfoliating is key when it comes to caring for mature skin. In your 40s, your general skin cell renewal and collagen production reduce. The pileup of dead skin cells can contribute to the dull skin tone, that it why gently exfoliating your skin on a regular basis becomes a priority. This is especially true during a hot summer season. Exfoliate your skin at least 3 times a week AM and PM to reveal smoother, healthier skin.

2. Don’t skip the sunscreen

You always need to use a sunscreen to safeguard collagen and fend off dark spots and skin cancers, however, in the hotter months of the year you will need to reconsider your favorite go-to’s to adapt for your ever-evolving skin needs. It’s not a secret that using sunscreen can not only help to keep your skin from harmful UVB/UVA rays but opting for a richer, more nourishing sun creams helps maintain a youthful look. Retire the oil-free creams and reach for the thicker, creamier sunscreens with added antioxidants to boost your skin’s defense.

3. Keep your skin hydrated

The exposed summer skin needs more hydration, especially if you’re spending a lot of time in the pool. Combined with the harsh sunlight, the water in the pool can quickly dry out your skin. Soothe and hydrate your skin by adding night masks and hydrating serums to your regular skincare routine. Serums and body oils that are rich with moisture-trapping ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and healing ceramides, are essential for the smooth, luxurious skin in the summer. Try I On Youth’s hyaluronic acid available on Amazon.

4. Level up your eye cream game

It’s easy to forget to care for your tender skin around eyes, but the constant squinting topped with harmful sunlight can do a lot of damage to your delicate under-eye skin. Update your eye creams and tap on a tiny bit wherever you feel like your skin is dry, especially after sunbathing or swimming.

5. Remember to eat healthily

As much as we love summer holidays, too much of processed food and sugar that comes with a vacation summer mode can be bad for your skin. Update your diet and include more high water fruits like cucumber, watermelon and green vegetables to give you nutrients for the glowing, beautiful skin. Check your local farmer’s market for the freshest produce and opt for foods that are rich in antioxidants, such as eggs and fish, that can stimulate your collagen growth to keep your skin as beautiful as ever!

About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...