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Summer Skin Care Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy

With summer here, it’s time to talk about summer skin care. Roughly one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Most skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays–from the sun, tanning beds, and even sunlamps. 

What’s more, overexposure to UV light can also dehydrate your skin, giving it a wrinkled, cracked, tired appearance. 

The best way to keep your skin healthy–especially during the most UV-intensive months–is to limit your exposure to the sun, but who wants to miss out on all the summer fun?

Let’s examine a few ways you can keep your skin glowing and healthy all summer long without having to coop yourself up inside!

Sunscreen: Your Summer Skin Care Secret Weapon

More than one-third of Americans report getting sunburned at least once a year. 

The best thing you can do for your skin is keep it protected against the sun. Believe it or not, it only takes about 15 minutes for UV rays to start to do damage. Prolonged exposure can cause severe damage, including first degree burns, dehydration, and even increase your risk of heatstroke or heat exhaustion. 

All sunscreens are not created equal–and no sunscreen is 100% effective. Sunscreens are assigned a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) number that corresponds to their effectiveness at blocking UV rays–the higher the SPF, the more protection it offers. 

It’s important to choose the right sunscreen not only for your skin type, but also for the type of outdoor activity you’ll be doing. Most dermatologists recommend a minimum SPF of 30, though those with fairer skin or who spend more time outdoors might want a higher SPF. 

It’s important to remember that sunscreen needs to be applied regularly. Typically, that means you should reapply a coat every two hours, especially if you’re swimming or sweating. 

Sunscreen can be combined with other products, like makeup or lip balm, to offer enhanced protection, though if these products don’t have an SPF of at least 15, their effectiveness is minimal. 

On average, your risk of developing melanoma more than doubles after you’ve had just five sunburns. However, even one sunburn–in childhood or adolescence–can also double your risk of developing skin cancer later in life. 

When it comes to summer skin care, sunscreen is number one.

Keep your skin healthy with the most important first line of defense. Choose the right sunscreen and be sure to apply it regularly!

Revitalisant Hydrating Daily Face Cream

Sunscreen isn’t the only product you can use to keep your skin healthy and hydrated during the most UV-intensive months. 

One of the best ways to keep your skin looking refreshed and healthy all year long is to implement a skin care routine. Since your skin is up to 64% water, the most important thing you can do is keep it hydrated. 

To keep your face well-hydrated, healthy, and looking your best, we recommend Revitalisant Hydrating Daily Face Cream by Ageless Millennial Aesthetics by Estéticoceuticals. 

A non-greasy, quick-absorbing cream that instantly hydrates dry skin, it’s the perfect daily moisturizer for revitalized, youthful-looking skin. Plus, its aloe-infused water and Hyaluronic Acid blended with Vitamins E, C, and B, it will lock in moisture to keep your skin perennially fresh and moisturized. 

If you’re thinking about a daily skin regimen, a great place to start is with Revitalisant Hydrating Daily Face Cream! It’s not only great for summer skin care-it’s great all year round!

Pro-C Illuminating Vitamin C Serum

Another great product to keep your skin looking its best is Pro-C Illuminating Vitamin C Serum

It works at a cellular level to provide an extra layer of defense against UV rays–and everyday pollutants–to keep your skin looking vibrant and beautiful. It’s also infused with citrus stem cells from oranges, which help to further enhance the skin’s elasticity. 

It has Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, which help reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve firmness, and even skin tone. 

Furthermore, Vitamin C can improve the appearance of skin by reducing wrinkles in the face and neck. It can also protect against sun damage, aid in wound healing, and brighten complexion. 

Hyaluronic Acid, while naturally found in your eyes, skin, and joints, helps provide extra hydration. When used in skin care, it can reduce wrinkles and add fullness and prompt your body to produce more collagen and elastin. That keeps your skin elastic and moisturized and can help reduce scarring. 

Add a few drops to your morning skin care routine before your makeup, moisturizer, or sunscreen, and watch how your skin feels glowing all day long! Perfect for summer skin care or all year!

Exfoliating Coconut and Vanilla Facial Scrub

Don’t forget about exfoliating. Regular exfoliation as part of your skin care routine can help clear away dry or dead skin and make your skin more clear, radiant, and youthful. 

Exfoliating Coconut and Vanilla Facial Scrub can instantly rejuvenate your skin to scrub away impurities, reduce the lines and wrinkles of stress, and nourish and moisturize. 

Importantly, it contains no plastics or microbeads–for a gentler, more refreshing, feel. 

Use it daily as a face scrub or consider leaving it on for 10 or more minutes as a mask. 

Watch how it removes dead skin cells, clears out your pores, and leaves your skin with a refreshing, radiant, youthful glow! 

Matrixyl Rapid Eye Corrector Serum

Your eyes are not only a crucial part of social interactions, but they’re one of the first things on the body that attracts both men and women. 

That means if you have bags, crows feet, wrinkles, or other signs of fatigue or aging around your eyes, you might feel self-conscious or unhappy about your appearance. 

Matrixyl Rapid Eye Corrector Serum can help by minimizing the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles. It can also reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, as well as even skin tone by rehydrating the whole eye area. 

The eyes start to age before any other part of the body. With more stress, fatigue, and even exposure to UV rays, the skin around your eyes can take a beating. Plus, the skin around the eyes is thinner than the rest of your skin. 

Start Taking Care of Your Skin Today!

You can’t replace your skin, so it’s important to take care of it. 

Let’s recap some ways to keep your skin looking its best this summer while reducing your risk of sunburn, dehydration, and skin damage. 

First, limit your time in the sun. If you know you’re going to spend a long time outside, especially between the prime hours of 10 am and 4 pm, make sure to dress properly and use sunscreen with the proper SPF. 

If you really want to step up your skin care routine, check out the line of high-end products from Ageless Millennial Aesthetics by Estéticoceuticals. See more of their line!

Follow these summer skin care tips and keep your skin looking great all summer!

Feel Your Best in Your Summer Skin!

The summer months are a time for sun-kissed skin, showing off your glistening, bronzed summer body, and feeling your best and most confident. At the same time, too much exposure to the sun can have a major detrimental impact on your summer skin. 

Let’s take a look at how to keep your skin safe and healthy during the most UV-intensive summer months!

Taking Care of Your Skin

Your skin makes up about 15% of your total body weight. Though it may grow, stretch, blemish, scar, or otherwise change, you only get one set in a lifetime. But did you know the outermost layer of skin–the epidermis–is actually made up of a bunch of dead cells?

It actually gets its strength and suppleness from the dense makeup of keratin–a complex protein–found in those cells. You can also find keratin in the organs, glands, hair, and nails.

a smiling young man with healthy, radiant, glowing skin

The biggest danger to healthy skin is overexposure to the sun. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Exposure to UV rays, combined with a lack of preventative, hydrating measures (which can be found below), can lead to irreversible skin damage–including premature aging, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, increased risk of skin cancer, and even increased risk of cataracts

That’s because the sun’s UV rays–especially in summer–easily break down collagen and other vital skin components. When sunlight hits unprotected skin, it damages healthy cells. Over time, the signs of damage become more noticeable. Some people even develop more freckles, age spots, skin growths, and even skin cancer. 

How can you keep your skin safe, strong, and healthy? Combined with a healthy skin care regimen, the answer is sunscreen!

The Importance of Sunscreen

Your skin gets bombarded by harmful UV rays on a daily basis, and even more so in the summer. The very first line of defense is a sunscreen with a good sun protection factor or SPF. While most people mistakenly believe SPF refers to the amount of time one can spend in the sun, it actually refers to the amount of UV exposure. As SPF value increases, so does protection against sunburn and additional skin damage. 

Selecting the proper sunscreen depends on myriad factors, including time in the sun, time of day, amount of sunscreen applied, and even your skin type. The American Cancer Society recommends a sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection, SPF of 30 or higher, and reapplication of water-resistant sunscreen (water-resistant ≠ waterproof). 

In addition to the regular application of sunscreen, you should also cover up as much as possible if you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period of time. That can include wearing covering clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses–especially those that block at least 99% of UV light.

Look to limit your time in the sun between 10 am and 4 pm–when UV rays are at their strongest. Finally, avoid artificial tanning beds and sunlamps–as both can cause serious, long-term skin damage and contribute to skin cancer. 

Summer Skin Care Tips

Summer skincare doesn’t begin and end with sunscreen and UV protection protocols. In addition to sunscreen, the cornerstones of healthy skin are cleansing, detoxification, antioxidants, Vitamin A, and hydration. In other words, sunscreen is just one part of keeping your skin radiant, beautiful, and healthy during the summer. 

a young woman applying sunscreen to her back shoulder

Cleansing, detoxifying, hydrating, and antioxidizing your skin starts at night. Essentially, you work off the stress, wear, and grime of the day with a blend of premium skincare products, like Ageless Millenial Aesthetics by Estéticoceuticals. Removing toxins, exfoliating, and hydrating your skin is the key to starting each new day with a blank canvas. 

Daytime skincare products, like the Days skincare line, help protect against the damaging rays of the sun, prevent cellular damage, and rehydrate and restore suppleness to the delicate tissues of the eyelids and lips.

A combination daytime/nighttime skincare regimen works in concert to help to improve skin turnover, repair the damaging effects of pollution and sun exposure, smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and hydrate the skin. That means healthy, glowing skin not only in the UV-intensive summer months but in the cold, dry winter months as well!

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Keep Your Skin Healthy All Year Long!

Your skin lasts forever. While it’s tempting to have a toned, tanned body all year long, there are good and bad ways of going about it. In other words, there’s no reason you can’t feel your best all year long–as long as you do it safely. 

Choose and maintain a skin care regimen, take care to apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses/sun protection when out in the sun, and avoid artificial tanning salons.

Together, that’s a healthy starting point for soaking up rays and getting the most out of what should be a beautiful summer! 

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