While you may not have as many big trips planned this year, chances are, you’ve still found plenty of ways to enjoy summer 2020. From planning a spur-of-the-moment road trip to simply taking a walk outside, there’s still plenty of opportunities to get out of the house and bask in the sun. With summer fun though comes the need to give your skincare routine an update. In today’s D’Isolana blog, we’ll go over our top suncare and summer skincare tips that’ll help keep your skin hydrated and healthy all season long.
Change up your daily routine
Our skin’s needs change throughout the season, so it makes sense that our skincare routine should change as well. A good summer skincare routine should be lighter than your cold-weather routine. While you still need to use a light cleanser and moisturizer, extra humidity and heat means you don’t need to pile on the products like you might do in winter.
One of our favorite summer skin care tips to streamline your daily routine even more is to use a dual-purpose moisturizer with SPF. Who doesn’t want a 2-step skincare routine? We certainly do.
Of course, one of the most important parts of your summer skin care routine is proper suncare. Without it, your skin risks damage from sun exposure, which can lead to premature aging, dryness, and in extreme cases skin cancer. The good news is, all of that can be prevented with proper suncare. Here’s a few things to keep in mind.
Go for an SPF of at least 30
Most dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Any less, and you won’t be getting the full protection your skin needs. Additionally, you should look for sunscreens that say “broad spectrum” - these picks protect against both UVA and UVB rays.Don’t forget the lips
Our lips need suncare too! Unfortunately, our lips are often missed when it comes to proper suncare, which is why the summer often spells chapped, dry lips for many people. Instead, try a lip balm with SPF to keep your kissers soft and supple even on the sunniest days.
Layer vitamin C under your sunscreen for extra protection
By now, we all know that vitamin C is a powerhouse when it comes to skincare, but did you know it can actually amplify your suncare as well? As it turns out, vitamin C pairs remarkably well with sunscreen when layered underneath, and can help provide an extra bit of protection on particularly sunny days. Just don’t use it as a sunscreen substitute!