With the hot summer months approaching, the beach is just calling your name! Who doesn’t love a little fun under the sun, building sandcastles and getting a little tanned? If you’re not a beach gal, you might just love sitting poolside soaking in the warm sun. While we love enjoying these sunny days, our skin might need some extra TLC before stepping outside. To your skin, UV exposure, sand, salty water, and chlorine water can all damage your skin’s natural barrier.
You want to have your skin and body well-prepped to prevent sun damage, premature aging, pigmentation, or even dehydration. These skincare secrets should be your beach/pool day regimen so you don’t have to worry about damaging your skin in the long run. If you want a post-summer glow- these tips will do just the trick!
You don’t want to skip out on a shower just because you’re going to be swimming. Before heading out, you want to cleanse your skin from head to toe. Take a thorough shower with lukewarm water and scrub your entire body. Use the ultra-gentle Gorgeous Confidence Purifying Cleanser on your face and neck to remove any dirt and oil build-up while also moisturizing and hydrating your skin. This will ensure all the sunscreen you’re applying will protect your skin before going to the beach or the pool.
After you’re out of the shower, pat dry your skin and apply a moisturizer all over your body. Don’t miss out on any exposed areas like feet, back, legs and arms. For your face, neck, and décolleté area, apply a hydrating serum and massage it into your skin until it’s well absorbed. Don’t forget your lips and apply a lip balm to prevent getting them chapped.
Broad Spectrum SPF
Before putting on your swimsuit, apply a thin layer of SPF all over your body and face to ensure your skin is well protected. You might just miss out on any area while you are outside, this step helps to make sure all spots are covered with sun protection. If you expect to spend a lot of time at the beach or poolside, choose a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Aside from the body and face, using a lip treatment with SPF 30 will also protect your lips from UV damage. Our lips are the thinnest layer of skin and don’t have a protective outer layer, so you might be prone to chapped, dry lips if you’re not applying lip balm with SPF while you’re out.
There’s a reason why sunscreen is recommended to be applied every 2 hours, with constant sweating and being in the water your sun protection will wear off. Keep your SPF handy while also wearing a sun hat and sun-protective clothing while your out of the water. If your skin feels rough and dry after being in the water, apply some aloe vera to prevent getting sunburnt.
The next time you’re planning to spend your summer days in water, reach for these secrets that will work best for your skin to avoid any long-term sun damage and even prevent getting sunburned.