Summer is here, and as the weather warms up you may want to make some adjustments to your skincare routine, around 90% of rosacea patients claim their condition changes in through the seasons and around half of those experience a dramatic increase in their skin condition symptoms during spring and Summer. The winter makes your skin itchy and tends to worsen skin which suffers from rosacea and dry skin conditions, so summer should be a time where your skin improves! Here a few tips which are bound to keep your skin in the best condition during the summer months.
Watch Your Sun Time
The sun can be friend or foe depending on your skin condition. Generally people with rosacea are prone to increased facial redness in the sun, which will worsen in the summer. Remember to avoid excess sun exposure and wear hats, clothing, and sunscreen for added protection, if you do have rosacea and are struggling to find treatments that work, SkinMed have new treatment sets which are guaranteed results, slow rosacea and dramatically improve appearance!
Don’t’ Forget Sun-cream!
Ideally you should be wearing sun creams all year long, but during the summer months you should definitely increase the SPF rating to protect you from the summer sun, Go for sunscreen which is water proof, protects you from a broad-spectrum of rays and don’t forget to reapply throughout the day! A light mist or gel sunscreen can feel lighter and prevent clogged pores which is important if you have acne prone skin, it’s important to keep on top of it during the summer months as the added heat will increase sweating and like to exacerbate an acne breakout, Aknicare® have the best treatments available and are really good value for money.
Let Your Skin Shine
Spring is a great time to go natural and lighten up on the makeup. Heavier foundations cover your skin well but can clog pores and with warmer days mean sweating, which can leave a mess on your face and clog pores further and cause acne, no one wants that. So, try not wearing makeup or if you have to, try wearing a lighter foundation
Bathe More Frequently
If you avoided frequent bathing during the dry winter, spring is a good time to return to a daily shower or bath, as you’ll likely be sweating more. But don’t overdo it. Bathing more than once a day, even in summer, should be avoided if possible due to over-drying of the skin and If you shower more than once daily, moisturize damp skin to lock in moisture, and only use soap for one shower a day, simply rinsing off with water during your next shower.
Exfoliate for a Healthy Glow
Exfoliating can slough off dry, dead skin cells after the winter months and restore a fresh glow to the skin. You should gently exfoliate your skin once a week, this enables your skin to absorb more of your moisturiser and makes your self-tanning lotions appear more even and last longer. However, use with caution if you have rosacea, warns the National Rosacea Society, and avoid harsh scrubbing or grainy products that may irritate the skin and cause a flare.