Skin Care Essentials For The Summer

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Skin care is extremely important especially with temperatures heating up this summer, you might want to add a few extra items to your skin care routine to combat the heat and protect your most exposed asset; your face.

As the climate changes so should the products you use on your face. It is important to be using products which are compatible with the current weather conditions or else your skin will surely suffer and no one wants that, we all like having gorgeous skin and to ensure we keep it that way this summer here are 5 items that you MUST add to your skin care routine  if you haven’t already done so.

 

1. SPF 50+

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Neutrogena Broad Spectrum SPF 55 $10

Our skin needs to be protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun therefore adding a sunscreen to your skin care routine during the summer is highly beneficial. When choosing a sunscreen, opt for one which offers both UVB and UVA protection since both elements cause skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. Some sunscreens only offer UVB protection so even though your skin might not be sun burnt, damage is still being done since you are still exposed to UVA rays which contributes to cancer.  It makes no sense protecting yourself from one element and being left exposed to the other  Check the labels of your sunscreen and ensure they contain UVA fighting ingredients such as:zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, avobenzone, ecamsule, and oxybenzone.  Sunscreens with both UVA and UVB protection may be labeled multi spectrum, broad spectrum, or UVA/UVB protection. Sunscreens are available at your local superstores and pharmacies. The brand isn’t the most important thing it is the ingredients which you need to pay keen attention.

 

2. Baby Powder

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Johnson’s Baby Powder $1

Baby Powder: Well, it  isn’t only for powdering babies. Try substituting your face powder for baby powder which will keep your face cool and matte for the entire day. Apply with a kabuki brush using a minimal amount and ensuring that you blend out the baby powder seamlessly; you don’t want to be walking around looking ghostly.

 

3. Hydrocortisone Cream

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Hydrocortisone Cream $7-$15

With heat comes those annoying and embarrassing heat rashes which itches like crazy. Hydrocortisone will help with the itching and inflammation. It comes in a variety of strengths, consult with the pharmacist which strength is recommended for your skin type and avoid rashy skin this summer.

 

4. Milk of Magnesia

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Milk of Magnesia $3.98

If you have oily skin you definitely need to add milk of magnesia to your skin care routine this summer. Use milk of magnesia as a primer underneath your foundation. This will reduce the shine and give you a matte look which is perfect for the summer since a matte look as opposed to a dewy look will endure the high temperatures of summer. The dewy look is quite popular these days but if you have oily skin you might want to go matte this summer and save the dewy look for when the temperature cools down.

 

5: Tinted Moisturizer

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Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer $17.49

Sometimes our skin needs a break from all that makeup and the only thing that you need to be piling on your skin this summer is sunscreen. This summer try using a tinted moisturizer to cover skin imperfections and give your skin a natural glow, ease up off the heavy makeup looks during hot summer days.

All these products are available in your local drugstore or beauty store and are super affordable ranging from prices of $1-$15.

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