Summer is a beautiful time of the year when the sun shines brightly and invites us to spend more time outdoors. As a woman of color, it's essential to take extra care of your skin during this season. Here are some tips to help you keep your skin healthy and radiant throughout the summer months.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun:
Sun protection is crucial for all skin types, but it's especially important for us. Although darker skin tones naturally have more melanin, which provides some sun protection, it doesn't make us immune to the harmful effects of the sun. There are a few handfuls of broad-spectrum sunscreens with SPF 30 or higher, specifically formulated for us that are on the market. Reapply every two hours, or more frequently if you're sweating or swimming.
Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin moisturized from within. This helps maintain a healthy complexion and prevents dryness or dullness caused by dehydration. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary or caffeinated drinks, as they can dehydrate your skin.
Even though the weather may be hot and humid, it's still important to moisturize your skin. Look for lightweight moisturizers that won't clog your pores. The So Soothe Moisturizer is perfect for warmer days. The hyaluronic acid in our Melon Jelly Mask is excellent for retaining moisture and keeping your skin hydrated without feeling heavy.
Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and promotes a smoother complexion. Choosing a gentle exfoliator can help you avoid irritation or over-exfoliation. Try our Detox Clay Mask to gently do the job. Exfoliate once or twice a week to maintain a healthy glow and even skin tone. Remember to moisturize after exfoliating to replenish moisture.
Stay Consistent with Skincare
Establishing a regular skincare routine and sticking to it is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. Cleanse your face twice a day, use a toner as needed, and apply moisturizers and sunscreen daily. Consistency allows your skin to adapt and benefit from the skincare products you use.