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Our favorite summer skin care tips!

By WHN Editors

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors, but if you are already concerned about issues like wrinkles and dry skin, it can also be a time when these skin problems accelerate. Conventional skincare products may promise to moisturize and protect skin. However, they also contain harmful toxins — just what you don’t need!

summer skin care tips

The good news for your skin? Natural remedies are just as (and even more) effective for keeping skin nourished and youthful, no harsh chemicals required.

So what are you waiting for? Just in time for all the sun and fun, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Mother Nature-inspired DIY remedies and tips for beautiful summer skin. Get ready to glow!

5 summer skin care tips for aging skin

Embrace antioxidants

Antioxidants play a crucial role in maintaining youthful skin by protecting it against free radicals and oxidative stress. During the summer, our skin is exposed to higher levels of UV radiation and environmental pollutants, making antioxidants essential. Look for skincare products containing ingredients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, green tea extract, or resveratrol to keep your skin looking youthful and vibrant.

Our favorite way to harness the power of antioxidants? If you’ve jumped on the trend of ice rolling your skin, supercharge your routine by subbing in green tea ice cubes. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties found in green tea can help combat free radicals, soothe irritation, and reduce redness.

To try this trick, brew a cup of green tea and let it cool down to room temperature. Once cooled, pour the green tea into an ice cube tray and freeze. In the morning or evening, after cleansing your face, use a cloth to hold a green tea ice cube and gently rub it all over your face and neck. The cold temperature of the ice cube will provide a refreshing sensation, while the green tea’s antioxidants will nourish and rejuvenate your skin.

Add a facial massage to your routine

Give your skin a soothing summer treat! Gentle facial massage stimulates blood circulation, promotes lymphatic drainage, and helps relax facial muscles. Massage can improve the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to skin, enhancing collagen production and reducing puffiness and fine lines. Consider incorporating a facial massage using a facial roller or your fingertips into your skincare routine a few times a week for a radiant and youthful complexion. Try our DIY fingertip facial massage!

Opt for natural exfoliation

Exfoliation is essential for removing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover. Instead of relying solely on chemical exfoliants that can irritate sun-kissed skin, try using a gentle scrub made from natural ingredients like sugar or finely ground oats. These natural exfoliants not only slough away dead skin cells but also provide additional benefits such as antioxidants and hydration, leaving your skin glowing and rejuvenated.

Hydrate with hyaluronic acid

Hydration is vital for maintaining youthful skin, especially during the summer when the heat and sun exposure can be so dehydrating to skin. While drinking plenty of water is crucial, adding hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine can provide an extra boost of hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that holds moisture and plumps up the skin. Look for serums or moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid to help retain moisture, improve skin elasticity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Protect your lips

Give your lips some service! Lips often get overlooked when it comes to aging skin care, but this area of skin is actually highly susceptible to sun damage. To keep your lips youthful and plump during the summer, apply a lip balm or lipstick that contains SPF. This will protect your lips from harmful UV rays and prevent dryness and fine lines. Additionally, exfoliating your lips gently with a soft toothbrush or a lip scrub and moisturizing them regularly will help maintain their softness and smoothness.

For a more in-depth look at holistic skin care, see our article Be radiant — tips for better skin, hair, and nails. Be good to yourself and your skin. It won’t be long before you see — and feel — the changes.

Last Updated: July 21, 2023
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