Summer is here for some of us that live in warmer climates like Miami, FL. It’s also right around the corner for other parts of the United States. I’ve got some tips to help you prepare your skin for your trip to the beach. Remember, you need to be proactive if you want great skin, not reactive. That goes especially if you’re dealing with the sun and sand!
Beach Tips To Save Your Skin During Your Seaside Fun
Since it’s Friday and I plan on heading to the beach this weekend, I thought it was only right for me to share some insights with you on how you should prepare yourself for a fun-filled day at the beach. Take these tips into consideration if you want to protect your skin.
If you’re planning a trip to the beach, you should refrain from exfoliating your skin that day and even the night before. Exfoliating is great for opening up your pores and deeply cleansing your skin, but it’s bound to cause issues with your skin if you do it before hitting the sand. In fact, it can cause burning from the impact of the sun and it can cause redness as well as irritation. I’d steer clear of it if you’re hitting the beach.
Stop Using A Face Pack
Face packs are supposedly great for your skin. That is, assuming that you’re not going to the beach. They work well to treat your skin wonderfully but if you’re planning a trip to the beach, it’s best to avoid them. You shouldn’t apply a face pack within 24 hours of going to the beach. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a 100% natural face pack or one that is chemical based. I’d suggest staying away from them.
Bring (More Importantly) Wear A Hat
If you don’t own a hat, then spend a couple bucks to get one. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. You just need something that can provide an extra layer of protection from the sun. Hats work well to protect your face, skin, neck and hair from damage that can be caused due to a beach visit.
Lots Of Suntan Lotion
Don’t even think about picking up that bronzer. Instead, you’ve got to put forth your best efforts to use a suntan lotion. The lotion should be applied to your skin at least 30 minutes before you hit the sand. Why? Well, applying it at the beach doesn’t make sense since it takes time for your body to absorb the lotion. I’d like to also stress the importance of making sure that the suntan lotion you’re using has SPF in it to further protect yourself from UV rays.
Avoid A Face Bleach
Bleaching your skin isn’t all that great for it to begin with. When you add the power of the sun to that process, you can cause more damage than good. If you’re planning on going for a face bleach, then you better cancel your trip to the beach. Worst case, if you decide to go, I’d suggest covering your face with something that’s heavy duty such as a cloth. Not taking precautions can result in rash outbreaks.
Well, I’m off to prepare for my trip to the beach tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your day and if you’re heading to the beach as well, please remember to prepare for the trip, your skin depends on it.