Skin Tips for Florida Heat

Thursday, February 01, 2018

The one thing we all wear every single day of our lives is our skin. So it behooves us all to care for the skin we’re in. Every season delivers special challenges when it comes to keeping skin healthy and glowing. The heat and humidity combined with increased exposure to the sun can lead to clogged pores, breakouts and sun damage. Fortunately, we’ve got some tips for all you beach lovers that will keep your skin looking and feeling great!

1.      Water, water everywhere – Good old H2O kids! Not only does your body need hydration, so does your body’s largest organ! Yes, your skin needs to be kept hydrated and even if you have oily skin, it’s important to moisturize your skin on a regular basis. And yes, drinking plenty of water is also essential to a good skin care regimen. Let’s face it; what you put in your body affects what your body puts out.

2.      Out with the old, on with the new – New skin that is. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, rejuvenating your skin and stimulating new collagen development. But be careful not to over exfoliate, robbing your skin of its natural moisturizers. Also be sure to use plenty of moisturize and sunscreen after exfoliating!! Your skin will be extra sensitive to damaging UV rays.

3.      Too much is not enough…- Of sunscreen! Not only is too much not enough, but you can never apply it too often. Especially in the summer when people tend to enjoy outdoor activities more and long-term sun exposure can really have long-term negative affects on your skin. So lather up with sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every 2 hours.

4.      The lips have it – Don’t neglect your lips during your skincare regimen! To keep them looking and feeling kiss-able and smooth, look for your favorite lip color or lip balm with an SPF of at least 15. And apply, apply apply!

5.      Give your skin a rest from make-up….and repeat – Go au-natural whenever you can and skip the make-up. Trust me, we know how wonderful it feels to have just the right foundation and that perfect shade of eye shadow.  But letting your skin breathe is a beautiful thing that leads to beautiful skin. It goes without saying to clean your skin with a hypo-allergenic toner to cleanse those pores and give your skin all the breathing room it needs to blossom.

Beautiful skin is not the result of miracles and potions and it’s not rocket science. It’s a bit of diligence and a whole lot of common sense. If you enjoy everything to do with great skin care, and love to help people put their best face forward, a career in aesthetics might be right for you! Boca Beauty Academy is helping students find their way to an awesome future in the beauty and wellness industry. With flexible schedules and hands-on experience, don’t wait another day to propel yourself into an exciting career! Call Boca Beauty Academy today to learn more!