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  • Writer's pictureJill Stetson

Summer Skin Care Tips

I have said many times to clients that winter terrorizes skin, and it does. But summer also has challenges. Here’s some things to consider this summer.

Oily, break out prone skin

Hot weather increases humidity and humidity does not allow oil to dissipate into the air resulting in oil on your face and increased breakouts. To combat this consider using a slightly stronger cleanser such as a foaming wash, or in the case of brea

k outs, a cleanser medicated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or mandelic acid. Switching to a lighter-weight hydrating gel is a good idea too.

Even though you may feel the sun helps your break outs, try to avoid because although the ultraviolet rays from the sun can kill the bacteria, it also dries your skin out. Additionally, it can cause pigmentation and long-term damage.

Dry to normal skin

If you have dry skin, your skin probably loves the elevated humidity levels we have here in the Midwest. If you are in air conditioning a lot your skin will miss out on the increased humidity effects. Keep a facial mist close by to replenish your skin from time-to - time. Today, there are hydrating mists available that also contain ingredients for both dry & oily skin. We have them available at SkinTrust.

For both types of skin exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week to get sunscreen and general cell build up off your skin to better hydrate and ultimately have radiant skin.

Remember to drink lots of water and eat hydrating foods like strawberries, blueberries, melons, cucumbers, and zucchini.

Finally, the only safe tan is a sunless tan!

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