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Skin & Body Care Guide
Summer Skin Care Tips
We look forward to outdoor activities in the summer, but
protecting our skin from the sun is essential.
Sun Protection for Skin
A good water-resistant sunscreen, with an SPF of 15 or higher,
should be applied to dry skin at least 15 minutes before going
outdoors. It should be reapplied after swimming or spending any
length of time in the sun. Lips should be protected with a
medicated lip balm, with an SPF of 24% or higher, and topical
medications used to treat cold sores that may occur from
overexposure to the sun. It is a good idea to wear sunglasses and
a wide-brimmed hat to shade the face and neck. Hydrosols, or
floral scented waters, can be used to cool and refresh the skin
during the summer.
Summer Makeup & Facial Care
Makeup should be used sparingly and thoroughly removed at
bedtime. Establish a good cleansing routine, morning and night,
using a gentle facial cleanser. Avoid the drying effects of soap
by using a body wash and add bath or shower oil to your bath.
Pamper your skin in the summer with a liberal application of
moisturizers to restore suppleness and prevent wrinkles from
In addition, certain foods and beverages, such as herbal teas,
avocados, and fruit, help in purifying and nourishing the skin in
summer. Spicy or hot foods should be avoided if you plan on
spending any length of time outdoors, as these may cause skin
irritations or inflammations. Drinking lots of water is absolutely
essential to replenish moisture lost to the drying effects of the
sun. The importance of eliminating stress and getting adequate
rest cannot be overemphasized for your skin to have a natural,
healthy glow of summer.