Summer is favorite time of year for many people thanks to the warm weather and time to relax with friends and family. However, summer weather brings its own set of challenges for the skin and can be a dangerous time if it is not handled properly. There are a few key pharmacy-approved skin care products everyone should have in their beach bag to keep skin looking and feeling healthy all summer long.
Everyone knows how important it is to wear sunscreen all summer, whether you are laying out on the beach or just out doing errands. For ladies, it is a good idea to retire your normal face makeup for the summer in favor of a pharmacy-developed skin care foundation or tinted moisturizer with a stronger SPF. Even if you are not sunbathing, your sun is exposed to extra sunlight during the warmer months and protecting it will help prevent the wrinkles and spots that can come from excessive ultraviolet rays.
Even if you do not think your skin has burned in the sun, it is a good idea to use an after-sun pharmacy-developed skin care product at the end of every day. There are many essential oils for skin care that are especially beneficial after a day of sun exposure. Look for products with lavender oil and peppermint oil, both of which are effective in cooling and soothing hot skin.
Even the most careful people will sometimes forget to reapply their sunscreen and end up with a sunburn from time to time. In this case, skin care lotions with aloe vera are the best solution. Aloe vera will help cool and heal burned skin as well as helping to prevent the scarring and wrinkles that often come after a sunburn.
While many of us are diligent about caring for our faces, backs, and shoulders during the summer, the lips also need extra care. Exposure to sunlight can leave the sensitive skin on the lips feeling cracked, dry, and sore, much like they are when they are exposed to excessive cold in the winter. Use a pharmacy-approved skin care lip balm with SPF to avoid burned lips and to soothe them throughout the day.
Summertime can be a lot of fun if we are taking the extra steps to protect our skin. Be sure to have the right pharmacy-tested skin care products on hand for use before, during, and after exposure to the sun.
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