Many of us relish living in the Sunshine State. After all, our subtropical to tropical climate with an average of 230 days of sunshine gives us plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun.
However, that abundance of sunlight really makes its presence known during our hot Florida summers.
While we should always take care of our skin year round, we need to be seriously diligent during the summer when UV levels are at their highest. Cumulative skin exposure to our intense and damaging sunlight can lead to:
- Premature aging
- Dull, Wrinkled Skin
- Skin Cancer
Below, we’re gathered easy care tips that will help keep the summer sun from leaving its mark on your skin.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
That Florida sun at the beach can dry out your skin quickly. Additionally, chlorinated pools can strip your skin of natural oils, which can cause skin irritation.
Use a light lotion or gel moisturizer that will replenish your natural oils throughout the summer to keep your skin from dehydrating.
Protect Your Skin with Sunscreen Before Stepping Out
One of the best ways to protect your skin is to apply sunscreen before stepping out into the sun. We recommend using a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 and absorbs both UVA and UVB rays.
If you stop by Debbie’s Day Spa & Salon, we’d be happy to show you a product we recommend to our clients—Circadia Light Day Sunscreen. This sunscreen is perfect for daily use on your neck and face and offers:
- SPF 37
- Optimal absorption of UVA and UVB rays
- Protection against oxidative damage
- Protection from premature aging
Consider Exfoliating Your Skin
During the summer months, you’re probably putting on quite a bit of skin lotions. Exfoliation removes dry and dull skin. This helps your skin better absorb skin care products.
Give Yourself a Custom Facial
Each skin reacts differently to the Florida summer sun. That’s why a customized facial can address your particular skincare needs and concerns. Our specialists will be happy to analyze your skin then proscribe a treatment regimen that will address a number of needs, including:
- Signs of aging
- Sun damage
Don’t Forget Your Lips
Summer sun and dry coastal breezes can dry out your lips. Be sure to have lipstick, lip balm or chapstick with a minimum SPF 30 on hand as you’re traveling about.
Make Sure Your Fashion Provides Protection
Summer weather is the perfect time to wear wide brim hats and sunglasses. The hats can keep direct sunlight from hitting your face. When buying sunglasses, be sure they offer UVA and UVB protection.
When it Comes to Feeling and Looking Your Best this Summer, Let Us Help
Visit us at Debbie’s Day Spa & Salon and let’s discuss ways for you to protect your skin and look your best during the Florida summer months.
Call (904) 825-0569 to schedule a consultation today.