Summer is in full swing and things are definitely heating up and will only continue in the coming months to get hotter. This intense heat can do real damage to your skin and can cause you to go from glam to drab in a matter of just a few weeks. But what is really going on here that the heat is doing so much damage?
Hot summer temperatures will do a number of different things to damage your skin including;
- Increase water loss leading to dehydration
- Cause more sweating which leads to oily skin and can cause breakouts
- Speed up the growth of new cells which, when not taken care of can lead your skin to look older.
So how do you combat this without moving to Antarctica for a few months?
Let's start with dehydration. The first and most important thing you can do to limit the damage done by losing so much water during the summer months is to replenish your body's water supply. The simplest way to do this is to make sure you are drinking lots of water. Give your body the nourishment it needs, your skin will thank you for it.
Spend some time each day washing your skin in the morning and in the evening. Letting sweat dry on your skin can do lasting damage, but washing it away with our vegan daily facial cleanser will allow you to avoid oily skin and unsightly breakouts.
Finally you'll want to make room for your the new skin cells that grow faster over the summer months so you may want to decrease the amount of time between your exfoliating treatments. This can be done easily with a gentle at home treatment that goes on in the shower like our InstantPeel. If you can work it in once a month you'll have fresh looking skin all summer long.
The summer months will always be hot, but do they have to be damaging to your skin? No they don't. Taking a few simple steps can be the difference between the skin you desire and the skin nature desires.