The summer months can bring bug bites, sunburns, and ultra dry to super oily skin but, there's no need to run to the dermatologist's office just yet. We have tips tricks from dermatologist all across the country to prepare you for the summer months.
Tip #1: Face Time
You already know how important it is to put on sunscreen if you're lounging outside so we will spare you the lecture. But, reapplying just as vital. Lisa Garner a dermatologist and president of the Women's Dermatologic Society suggests applying about a palm full or ½ teaspoon of an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen on your face, ears, and neck every few hours.
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Tip #2 Load It On
Now that we have your beautiful face covered you can’t forget your body. Dr.Hale of Laser & Skin Surgery Center in NY says, to achieve the SPF protection you need against UVB radiation you need to apply about a shot glass of sunscreen to exposed skin and always use SPF 15 or higher.
Influensters are absolutely raving about this product! One said, “I can't even begin to describe how much I love this sunscreen. Besides the fact that it smells amazing, it is actually super moisturizing and feels more like a moisturizer than a greasy, oily feeling sunscreen. Your skin feels normal—none of that sticky, oily sunscreen feel, but it protects you from the sun just as well."
Tip #3 Drink Up
When it comes to your skin it's always important to get enough H20 but particularly in the summer. Hot weather means dehydration and sweating aka water loss which is never good for your body. Ulmer Dermatology in California suggests drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day to help hydrate your skin from the inside out!
Nalgene Tritan Narrow Mouth Water Bottle
Influensters are loving this reusable water bottle for many different reasons. One said, “This narrow mouth is so easy to drink from and I love the measurements along the side that allows you to keep track of your water intake. I like to fill this up and take this on the go. Nalgene bottles are indestructible too so you never have to worry about breaking it. I also love that they come in so many colors."
Tip #4 Bye, Bye Burn
Sometimes you may forget to reapply the sunscreen or you didn't quite get every spot and the inevitable sunburn strikes. Sunburns can be pretty painful and also very damaging to your skin. Patricia Wexler, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center says there are three tricks to combating the burn. She suggests soaking a cloth in a bowl of skim milk and ice and applying to the area for 5-10 minutes. She also says that taking an anti-inflammatory and applying hydrocortisone can really help with pain, swelling, and skin damage.
Infulensters agree across the board that this product is effective, one said “This Avenno Anti-itch formula is an excellent product with a bonus of an affordable price! I thought that it worked really well and the formula was soothing. It wasn't too sticky or greasy of a texture which I loved, it was just very gentle. The cream was not irritating at all and worked nicely.”
Tip #5 Scrub-A-Dub-Dub
Along with summer comes heat and humidity which can really affect your pores, no thanks! Philadelphia-based derm Dr. Susan Taylor says that exfoliating in the summer is a must to fully remove sunscreen and oil and dry skin.
Influensters are scrubbing it all off and loving this product. One said, “This is an awesome exfoliating face wash. I was able to use multiple times a week without any irritation or redness. The fine, sand like texture really cleaned clogged pores and areas. A little goes a long way with this face wash. “
#6 Poof Goes The Pimple
Oh, pimples, how we despise you. In the summer blemishes seem to pop up more often due to sweat and oil and sometimes in embarrassing areas on our bodies. Don’t fret, Manhattan Dermatologist Dr.Reich suggests washing your entire body in the morning with an antibacterial cleanser. Not only will cleaning combat bacteria but it will help keep you feeling fresh and clean all day long.
This gentle antibacterial cleanser is a hit with Influensters. One said, “This bar is amazing! Not only does it clear up skin imperfections, it leaves skin feeling clean and smooth. No oily after feel and does not dry out skin. I am so in love with this bar cleanser. My whole family has been using it for months.”
Tip #7 Lips Need Some Loving
When getting ready to spend the day in the sun you may think that you have all of the bases covered but often times you're forgetting an important checkpoint. Your lips are just as prone to getting burned as anywhere else on your body. The lips are a very common site for skin and lip cancer due to extended sun exposure. According to WebMD there are many ways to protect those luscious lips! First look for a lip balm that contains SPF 30 and apply about every two hours. Avoid using petroleum jelly or gloss on your lips as this will attract the sun!
Influnesters are loving this product for those sunny summer days. One said, “This lip balm is the only reason my lips are still attached after summer! All joking aside though, this lip balm is so nice after you have been out in the sun all day and your lips feel a little burned. It has lasted me quite a while as well. I will Definitely be repurchasing this item next summer!”
How do you protect your skin in the summer sun? Which product above do you want to try? Let us know in the comments below!