Summer is here, which means many of us will be spending more time outdoors enjoying the warm weather and longer days. However, it’s important to be mindful of our skin health during this time to prevent sun damage, premature ageing, and skin cancers. To make sure you are keeping your skin healthy and safe, here are our favourite tips on how to keep your skin protected in the summer.
Protect Your Skin With The Right Products To Prevent Ageing
Sunscreen is your best ally when it comes to preventing sun damage and skin cancers. Choose a hydrating or oil free sunscreen (depending on your skin type) with at least SPF30 and apply it half an hour before going outdoors to allow the sunscreen to take effect and remember to reapply every two hours, especially if you’re swimming. Many dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with zinc and titanium dioxide, which blocks both UVA and UVB rays, giving you maximum protection while you’re out and about.
With so many sunscreens on the market, you can find creams, sprays, powders, mists and liquids to suit you, whether you’re looking for a sunscreen for your body, face or even scalp. There are even sunscreens suited for specific skin types, such as dry, sensitive or oily skin. Next time you are in clinic please ask to see our wide range of sunscreens as we understand finding the right one for you can be difficult.
Summer heat and sun exposure can dehydrate your skin, making it look dull and dry. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated and healthy as well as keeping headaches and heat exhaustion at bay. Eating foods that are high in water content, such as watermelon, cucumbers, and strawberries, can also help keep your skin hydrated and make great summer snacks.
Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors and soak up the sun, but it’s important to keep your skin healthy and protected. Use sunscreen, stay in the shade, wear protective clothing, hydrate, and consider skincare treatments like Hydrafacials to keep your skin looking its best. By taking these steps, you can enjoy your time outdoors and maintain healthy, beautiful skin all season long.
Get in touch with Dina at The Dorchester Clinic or ask us in clinic to find the best sun cream solution for your skin.