4 Simple Ways to Safeguard your Summer Skincare

Oh hey, sun bunnies!

How is the that sweet summer sun treating you? It’s only gonna get hotter from here on out, so your beauty routine will need to be able to stand up against it. And while it may seem basic, sunscreen and summer skincare ingredient lists conjure up flashbacks of complex chemistry class quizzes.
Here are some summer skincare basics you should know all about this season:

Know the difference

shutterstock_457184674We all know that sunscreen is a good it; it protects us. But, how does it do that? There are two types of sunscreen: chemical and physical.

The ingredients in a chemical sunscreen absorb UV radiation instead of letting it penetrate your skin. A physical sunscreen actually blocks UVA/UVB radiation by reflecting the rays. However, a chemical sunscreen tends to only protect from one type of UV ray. Many brands use both physical and chemical properties to provide “broad spectrum” protection!

Cover your eyes

The skin around your eyes is the most delicate on your entire body. So, accessorizing with a nice pair of shades that blocks UV rays can help protect your skin and discourage any unwanted wrinkles.Slathering on SPF 30 every couple of hours and doing everything in your power to avoid sun damage is great, but there is more you can do! And it’s actually pretty simple and very stylish.


Take your vitamins

Vitamin C has recently joined the A-list of skincare. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties and plays a role in collagen synthesis, which means it may help combat photo damage caused by the sun!

Now, vitamin C can’t replace your sunscreen, but it can prevent more damage done by free radicals under the skin. Serums and moisturizers with the ingredient can be used day and night to help every day.

Drink up

shutterstock_286774412No, no. Put down the Mai Tai – at least for a minute. To maintain healthy skin, you have to drink enough water. It may be the oldest trick in the book, but it is for a reason. Hydrated skin is more resilient than dry skin. So, when you drink the proper amount of water everyday, your skin stays hydrated and can better absorb all the nutrients and protection you layer on.

So, put on your Versakini and safely soak up that sunshine!

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