10 Simple Skincare Tips to Beat Summertime Breakouts

Summertime Breakouts Skincare Tips
Editor's Note: This article has been recently updated with latest information and research studies.

When your skin starts to dry out because of summertime sun, it sends your oil glands into overdrive. Unfortunately, this can lead to unpleasant breakouts and blackheads. To beat the heat and protect your skin from summertime breakouts, try these ten tips.

1. Wear you’re Oh, So Chic Sunglasses!

The first tip is fairly easy. If you want a beautiful skin for a lifetime, you need to don a pair of sunglasses in the summer. If the skin around your eyes is exposed to UV rays, it can cause wrinkles to form near your eyelids and cataracts. You do not have to wear sunglasses all the time to reduce* your risk of wrinkles, but your eyes will thank you for every time that you choose to put on your sunglasses.

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2. Take Care of Your Sunburn

Instead of just putting up with your sunburn, you need to lavish your skin with extra attention. After you get burned, your skin will become dry, red and start to peel. The sudden dryness will kick your oil production into overdrive and cause breakouts if you are not extremely careful. When treating a sunburn, you have several at home options. If you have an aloe Vera plant available, you can always apply it directly to the burned area that will immediately help to soothe your skin and can promote recovery. If you do not have any Aloe Vera, you can use a basic kitchen concoction of baking soda and water. Blend the two ingredients to a paste-like consistency before you slather it on your burn.

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3. Eat Right

Eat Right to beat summer

Nature is a great cure* to summertime breakouts. You should focus on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables while limiting your carbohydrate intake. In addition to making your skin look great, a plant-based diet can reduce* heartburn and indigestion issues. Even better, plant-based diets have been linked to weight loss* in clinical studies. If you eat plenty of vegetables and fruit, your body and face will love you for it.

4. Take Care of the Skin You are in

During the summer, you need to pay special attention to how you treat* your skin. Make sure to wear clothes that absorb sweat and dry quickly. Some of the best materials for this include jute and cotton. You can use talcum powder to keep your skin from sweating too much. Talcum powder can also prevent heat rashes, so it is a great thing to use on your skin.
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5. Never Forget Your Daily Vitamin

For your body to function at its best, you need to make sure that you are consuming plenty of the nutrients that you need. Each day, you should take a daily vitamin that includes vitamin C and B vitamins. You should also consider taking Omega 3 supplements because they will help your body to function optimally.

6. Hydrate Regularly

Hydrate Regularly

Staying hydrated is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make sure that you feel your best. Ideally, you should set a goal of drinking at least seven glasses of water daily. If you do not like water, you can substitute a fraction of this amount for fruit juices or sports drinks. In addition, you should avoid diuretics like coffee, tea, and alcohol because they will dehydrate your skin.

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7. Be Wary of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Known by the acronym of SAD, seasonal affective disorder is the seasonal blues. When you get hit with summertime depression, you may suddenly crave carbohydrates and start overeating. Other symptoms include nausea, fatigue, anxiety and oversleeping. If you think that you may have SAD, make sure to talk to your doctor right away.

8. Use Safe and Natural Sunscreens

When your skin gets hit by UVA and UVB radiation, it causes early wrinkles and fine lines to develop. Your skin will start to age prematurely, and brown spots may develop on the face. Even worse, you could end up developing skin cancer. To prevent this from happening, you need to use SPF sunscreen that is waterproof and made to last.

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9. Work it Out

Work It Out

It might not be the most fun tip, but exercising is amazing for your skin. A regular exercise program helps increase* the elasticity of your skin and speed up the release of toxins from your body. It also helps you to lose* weight, stay agile and get fit. A regular exercise program does not have to be a drag, and you can do exercises like yoga, swimming or hiking.

10. Wash Your Face Twice a Day

Ideally, you should already be doing this step. By washing your face daily, you help to remove* the bacteria, dirt and impurities that start to develop. A daily wash and a little moisturizer can help prevent breakouts and keep your skin looking moisturized.

The main way to prevent breakouts is to take care of yourself. Your skin is meant to last a lifetime, so you should treat* it like that. Use sunscreen, wear sunglasses and be healthy—your skin will thank you for it.

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Expert Author : Elizabeth Lytle (Consumer Health Digest)

Elizabeth Lytle is a content writer and editor based in the United States. She works with The Site Gardener as copywriter, editor, project manager and marketing director. Connect with Beth on Facebook for constant updates on her projects.

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