5 Ways To Protect Your Skin In The Heat

Sun rays and dry spells and heat, oh my! The summer can be a deadly time for your skin, and this summer is proving to be a scorcher! We’ve past the halfway point and we’re heading for the home stretch to autumn, but it’s not over yet! August may just be the hottest month of all, and you want to do everything you can to protect your delicate skin in these harsh conditions!

1: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!! Especially if you live in a naturally dry area

(West Coast, we’re looking at you!). Humidity promotes moisture retention, but arid air can suck the moisture right out of your skin! The process is only intensified in 90 degree weather, so break out the lotion and slather it on. And really, do we need to tell you to make sure it contains SPF?

The Moisture Magnet by Mario Badescu is a great summertime option for moisturizing. Its formula works to lock in moisture, plus it contains SPF so it protects your skin! Sold at SOHO Lashes.

The Moisture Magnet by Mario Badescu is a great summertime option for moisturizing. Its formula works to lock in moisture, plus it contains SPF so it protects your skin! Sold at SOHO Lashes.

sun-hat_3002: Stock up on your hat collection. Your skin will thank you for the extra shade on the hottest days. Keep this in mind: the wider the brim, the more coverage you’ll get, which is why floppy hats are ideal for the summer time. Besides, they just look so good with sundresses, don’t they?

3: Eat skin-friendly foods. Anything with vitamins A, C, or E with boost your protection against UV exposure. Foods like tomatoes, almonds, and spinach, to name a few, can combat sunburn and other damage from within. Some foods, like pomegranate, contain antioxidants that could even help ward off certain skin cancers! In some cases, you aren’t what you eat 😉

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methane-contaminated-drinking-water-confirmed-fracking-wells_954: Increase your water intake. It’s definitely no secret that water is good for you! Water keeps your skin hydrated, but over the summer you tend to sweat more, depleting your body’s natural water storage. With that being said, it’s important to drink a little extra water to compensate and to keep your skin naturally moisturized.

5: See an esthetician! Sometimes our skin needs even more than what we can do for it at home. To be 100% sure, seek the guidance of a local skin specialist to discover what else can be done! Esthetician visits should be made at least once a month.

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