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A List of Must Have and Do Summer Skincare Products and Habits

Since summer is coming in a month's time, your skin will need a lot of tending to. The blaring heat of the sun's rays will expose you to the damage brought by ultraviolet rays, which in turn will bring an array of negative effects.

With all that's been said, let's proceed to the focal point of this list: what are some handy skincare products you should never leave home without and habits you should observe in the next few months?

Do Not Sunbathe

Though you'll be tempted to get that much-coveted tan, consider yourself smart if you avoid the activity altogether. Sunbathing is just a euphemism for "exposing your skin cruelly under the heat of sun for prolonged periods". It is extremely harmful, considering that tanning is actually a telling sign of skin damage. It will also promote the appearance of freckles and cause an uneven skin tone.

Save your skin. Do NOT sunbathe.

Use Sunscreen Everyday

Even if you're not going to the beach or on a hiking trip, it is imperative to always keep a tube or a bottle of sunscreen in your bag. This cosmetic is like an umbrella, constantly protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun's rays and ultraviolet rays. Remember though, be sure to only use naturally-derived and organic sunscreen: ones made from synthetic ingredients can be harmful to your skin in the long run.

Sunscreen protects your skin from mild conditions like sunburn to serious ailments like skin cancer.


Take Cold Showers and Baths

Take Cold Showers and Baths

Summer brings blistering heat, which in turn causes you to profusely sweat, especially if you live in a tropical or subtropical area/region. Take COLD showers or baths at least once every two days, as this will clean up dead skin cells, dirt and remove the dried sweat particles present on your skin.

Don't take hot showers, as doing so will quickly dry your skin up.


Lip Balms

Lip Balms

The skin on your lips is more vulnerable to damage compared to those found on your face and throughout the body. Dry lips will lead to parched, scaly and ultimately, chapped lips which are quite painful. Though believed to be only experienced during cold weather, the non-humid regions can cause the lips to shrivel up, so it is best to apply lip balm in order to moisturize.


Be Armed with Moisturizers

Be Armed with Moisturizers

Since the hot sun can dry your skin up in a hurry, one of your best courses of action is to apply a moisturizer into your skin after every bath. Basically, moisturizers trap the water present in the skin, thus keeping it radiant, soft and supple.

The areas that are in dire need of moisturizing include the elbows, knees, your face and neck. Always be armed with one wherever you go!