Chlorine and salt water can leave your skin feeling tight and dry. Learn how I keep my skin healthy and hydrated with my summer skin care tips for women. This conversation has been #sponsored by Organic Doctor – all opinions are my own.
Each summer I find myself spending a lot of time outdoors with my family. Our days are filled with sun and sand, pool noodles and chlorine, hot dogs and ice cream. Each day is an adventure that leaves us feeling content and exhausted, leaving us with just enough energy to watch the fireflies dance around our yard.
I feel quite blessed and couldn’t dream of a better way to spend my summer. The sand pits that we dig to China, the endless rounds of Marco Polo and eating our weight in Italian ices makes summer my most favorite time of the year. However, all of this fun in the sun has left my sensitive skin feeling pretty uncomfortable.
The combination of salt water, chlorine and sweat always have a way of wreaking havoc on my face. Just as soon as the last beads of water evaporate from my face, it begins to feel irritated. There is nothing fun about worrying if your next smile will crack open the skin on your face and I make sure I pack my bag with a few summer essentials like sunscreen, moisturizer, and chapstick to ease my tight and dry skin.
5 Summer Skin Care Tips for Women
- Hydrate: Make sure you pack as much water as you can. The combination of heat, sun and outdoor activity is sure to dehydrate you on a warm summer day. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
- Waterproof Sunscreen: If you plan on swimming, opt for a waterproof sunscreen. It will protect you longer than one that is not waterproof. The combination of water and towel drying will remove most of the sunscreen you previously applied. Don’t forget to reapply after each dip!
- Wear a Hat: On days that the sun is really beating down, I wear a hat in addition to sunscreen. Not only does this protect my face, it also protects my scalp. I have gotten more sunburns on my scalp than I care to admit. Covering up the noggin is a great way to prevent burns.
- Moisturize: Chlorine and salt always leave my face feeling tight. I use Organic Doctor Virgin Coconut Oil to moisturize and hydrate my face after I swim. It is light and absorbs quickly, leaving my face feeling smooth and soft. I then layer my waterproof sunscreen on top for added protection.
- Chapstick: Don’t forget your lips! The skin on your lips does not have sweat glands which is why they feel so much drier than the rest of your skin. If you are going to be out in the sun, opt for a chapstick with spf.
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