For many, summer is a favorite time of the year, with warmer temperatures, sunshine, and plenty of time outdoors. But the hot weather can also be brutal on your skin if you don’t take proper care of it. Dr. Jonathan Fugo regularly educates clients that, while summer is a time of letting go and having fun, it isn’t the season to skip your skin care routine.
Keep your skin looking hydrated, healthy, and glowing with these warm-weather skin care tips from the Fugo Plastic Surgery team:
1. Pump Up Your SPF
While it is an obvious statement, your go-to sunscreen might not be powerful enough to take on the summer sun. Using a higher SPF sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from damaging UV rays. Aim for a minimum of SPF 30, and don’t forget to re-apply every two hours. And while you’re out in the sun, wear a hat and sunglasses to help protect your face from the sun’s rays.
2. Lighten Up Your Moisturizer
Adding a lighter moisturizer to your summer skincare routine is essential as well. Seasonal dryness isn’t as much of a problem this time of year compared to winter months. A lighter, hyaluronic acid-based moisturizer will help maintain your skin’s moisture balance and keep any dryness at bay.
3. Don’t Forget the Cleanser
Whether you’re hitting the gym or just enjoying time outside, summertime sweat is unavoidable. Cleansing at least twice a day with a gentle cleanser can help remove layers of sweat and avoid clogged pores and breakouts.
4. Keep the Water Coming—Mostly
Staying hydrated is also essential for your skin’s health. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated and make up for any fluids lost through sweat. Avoiding long, hot showers is also important, as they can dry out your skin and leave it vulnerable to inflammation.
Already feeling the heat in your warm-weather skincare routine? A consultation with Dr. Fugo is the opportunity to assess your unique skin care needs for every season, as well as choose the right treatments and products. Call our New Windsor, NY, office at 845-565-7040 or visit us online at drfugo.com to book an appointment.