There is nothing as refreshing on a hot summer day as a swim in the ocean. If you are lucky enough to live near the beach or vacation on a beach, it is one of the great pleasures of summer fun.
Maybe you're like me and enjoy a standup paddle board before you go for a dip in the ocean. Surfing or kayaking might be more your speed and that works too. You may also just like to really build up some heat by sunbathing before heading into the icy cold waters of the ocean (please use sunscreen to protect your skin).
However you enjoy your time in the ocean, one thing is for certain it can be damaging to your skin if you let the salt water sit on your skin and don't get right into your skincare routine when you get home. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that your incredibly refreshing time swimming in the ocean water and taking in the ocean air, do not lead to lasting damage on your skin.
1. Take a shower. Rinsing off your skin is a key first step to ensuring that the salt water and salt air did not do any damage.
2. Moisturize. Salt water can dehydrate your skin and you need to combat that with the perfect moisturizer for your skin.
3. Reapply sunscreen. Even though you've just returned from the beach, you should be applying sunscreen whenever you are going out in the sun. A good, new layer of sunscreen will help keep you protected for your next outdoor adventure.
Keeping your skin healthy during the summer months requires hydration and moisturizing. If you are keeping up on both of these things you will have youthful and glowing looking skin all summer long. People will be asking you how you get your skin to look just so good.