Everyone knows how important it is to wear sunscreen during the summer months due to skin damage many suffer during this time of the year. But sunburn is not the only risk that your skin faces when the weather heats up. In addition to ultraviolet rays, your skin is exposed to many different external factors, including salt water, pool chemicals and products that are used primarily in the summer. Luckily, there are very simple solutions for most of these issues, making it simple to enjoy healthy, glowing skin during the summer.
Use a Product with Kojic Acid
Some people deal with dark spots on their skin all year long as a natural result of aging. However, when the skin is exposed to the sun on a more regular basis, it is more likely to develop dark spots, sometimes known as sun spots. Using a product with kojic acid is a simple way to lighten up those spots by blocking the skin’s production of melanin. You can easily include kojic acid in your skin care routine by using a face wash, moisturizer or serum that includes it as an active ingredient.
Don’t Forget About Your Hands
We often become so focused on protecting our faces and shoulders from the sun and other summertime dangers that we leave out one of the most sensitive areas on our bodies – the backs of our hands. The skin on the back of the hands is extremely sensitive and will often be one of the first areas to show signs of aging. This can be expedited by exposure to sun and salt, both of which cause dry skin. The hands are also very susceptible to dark marks, which will require a kojic acid product to clear up. When applying sun protection, do not forget to specifically apply the product of your choice to the backs of your hands.
Use a Gentle Exfoliator Each Day
Generally, using an exfoliator to remove dead cells from the skin once or twice a week is enough. However, in the summer, sun, salt and other chemicals are causing considerable damage to your skin cells on a more regular basis. It is a good idea to exfoliate your skin after each day that you spend at the beach, by the pool, or otherwise in the sun. Follow up your exfoliator with a cool shower to rinse away dead cells and moisturize, allowing for healthy cell renewal.
Summer should be a time for healthy, glowing skin and anyone can enjoy that by following these few simple steps. Genovo Skincare products help both make you look great and treat the underlying causes of many common skincare problems. For more information about these products or to get an order started, click here.
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