4 Fabulous Skin Care Tips for Summer

The summer is a wonderful season for flowery light dresses, shorts and t-shirts, and sandals. Although going to the beach, walking in the sand, and getting sun-tanned skin might seem like a good idea, it is important to consider the possible consequences of excessive sun exposure. UV light exposure, in addition to hot and dry weather, are obviously hard on the skin, so try to minimize your exposure by regularly seeking shade and by wearing broad-brimmed hats or by carrying a fancy umbrella.

Follow these 4 fabulous tips to keep your skin healthy for the summer:

  1. Proper hydration—During these hot summer days, your body loses more water through sweating and dehydration. Increase your water intake during the day with a variety of healthy, cooling beverages that don’t have a bunch of sugar and chemicals.
  2. Over-exposed skin treatment—If you forget to apply sunscreen when you are outdoors and are exposed to the sun longer than you had planned, be sure to soothe your skin with aloe or other cooling gel to prevent burning, swelling and blistering.
  3. Use sunscreen liberally—Use sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays since both types can penetrate the skin even on cloudy days, causing redness and burning. Wrinkles, freckles, and age spots are will also become more prevalent with sun exposure, so make it a habit to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 to all exposed skin areas.
  4. Moisturize your skin—You can retain moisture after washing your face or bathing by applying a moisturizer that is correct for your type of skin. Some moisturizers also contain sunscreen which will add to your sun protection factor (SPF).

If you have principally oily, dry, or sensitive skin, it is important to use the correct methods to adequately protect your skin. Your skin care professional is here to help. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczemadandruffhair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.