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Skin Care & Sun Damage

Summer is the season that most of us look forward to. The sun is shining, and the weather is warm, making it the perfect time to hit the beach or spend time outdoors. However, with the sun comes the risk of sunburn, premature aging, and skin damage caused by harmful UV rays. It’s essential to take care of your skin during the summer months.

Here are a few effective skincare treatments for summer sun and tan:

  1. Use Sunscreen: Sunscreen is the most crucial part of summer skincare.It protects your skin from harmful UV rays and helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging. It’s recommended to use a broad-spectrumsunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply sunscreen generously on all exposed skin, including your face, neck, arms, and legs, and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
  2. Exfoliate: Exfoliation is an excellent way to get rid of dead skin cells and promote skin renewal. It also helps to remove any build-up of sunscreen, sweat, and dirt that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. You can use a gentle exfoliating scrub or a chemical exfoliant like alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs).
  3. Moisturize: Summer heat can dehydrate your skin, making it dry and flaky. Moisturizing your skin regularly helps to keep it hydrated and healthy. Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that won’t clog pores, and apply it after cleansing and exfoliating.
  4. Hydrate: Drinking plenty of water is crucial for keeping your skin hydrated from the inside out. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
  5. Cool down with aloe vera: If you do get sunburned, aloe vera can help soothe and cool your skin. Apply aloe vera gel directly to the affected area and repeat as often as necessary.
  6. Eat a healthy diet: Eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals can help protect your skin from the inside out. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein in your diet.

Taking care of your skin during the summer months is essential to keep it healthy and radiant. Follow these skincare tips, and you can enjoy the summer sun without compromising the health of your skin.

At JW Holland, we understand that achieving your skin care goals can be difficult at times.  We want to partner with you so you can feel and look your best.

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