Every year the summer returns, and for some people it causes nothing but issues for skin, hair, and even feet. You don’t have to let it ruin your fun in the sun though, since there are tons of things that you can do to protect yourself from the sun, the heat, or whatever else the summer feels the need to throw at you.
Here are a few different areas in which summer can cause issues for your body, and different things that you can do to stay healthy and beautiful, no matter how hot and sweaty you get.
People tend to spend a lot more time barefoot when it gets hot out, and that means you want extra protection from foot injuries and things like plantar warts. The best thing to do is to make sure you are always keeping your feet clean and dry. Wet feet can lead to different, gross, things, like fungal infections.
When you must wear shoes, opt for something that lets you air out your feet. That doesn’t make your only options sandals, flip flops, or crocks. Many walking and running shoes are made with mesh materials now that let your feet breath so they can stay dryer.
Make sure to care for your feet more than just cleaning them. If you’re spending a lot of time barefoot, or even in the pool or water, you’re going to start to get dry, cracked heels. Use some moisturizer on your feet daily to help keep them feeling soft and smooth.
You also need to be giving your skin some extra care during the summer months, especially since it’s pretty likely you’ll be spending more time in the sun. That means it’s important to use sunblock every single time you plan on spending more than a couple minutes outside. The higher the SPF the more protection from the harmful rays of the sun.
You may also want to moisturize your skin a bit more than normal, especially if you are showering more because of sweating, or if you are spending a ton of time swimming. Give your facial skin some extra care too with a nice weekly facial. Use something for acne if you are breaking out in the summer heat, or for oily skin if yours has been worse because of the heat.
Take extra care of your hair as well. You may notice your scalp is oilier than normal. This is a good reason to invest in a good dry shampoo. Washing your hair more often can help, but it can also dry your scalp out a lot more.
Use a good conditioner to help your dryer hair. Use less heating products during the summer. And if pool chlorine is turning your hair green, head to the salon so your hairdresser can make your hair look great again.