We all love summer as it is the perfect season to go to the beach or pool, party with our friends and enjoy the sun.
However, despite all the fun that the good summer weather brings, our skin and hair can have a hard time.
The hot sun, chlorine from swimming pools, and saltwater can damage our hair and skin even if we have followed strict and specific routines to maintain their health.
If this has happened to you before and you want to avoid it in the future, we recommend that you read this post carefully.
Today, we bring information on the best damage control techniques and some tips on what you can do to keep your skin and hair healthy, safe, and in good condition.
Avoid burns and damage caused by the sun.
One of the most notorious drawbacks of summer is the increased exposure to the sun. Excessive exposure to the sun's rays increases the risk of skin cancer or premature aging.
Tolerance to sun exposure varies from person to person. However, experts recommend not spending more than 15 minutes in the sun without protection every day and to avoid exposure after 10:00 am and before 2:00 pm
Specialists say that we must protect the skin with sunscreen that offers protection against UVA and UVB rays even when it is cloudy or rainy. The purpose of using sunscreen is to prevent sunburn, wrinkles, skin pigmentation, and skin cancer.
During the summer, you can use a moisturizer with SPF, along with sunscreen to double the protection and keep your skin hydrated.
Use sunscreen beyond the face.
Many people apply sunscreen only to their faces, but that's a serious mistake! We must apply sunscreen on our face, arms, back, and legs if those areas are exposed to the sun's rays, especially if the exposure is prolonged.
But there are other areas of the body that we must also apply sunscreen.
According to experts, these are the ears, neck, hands, feet, and cleavage. We probably don't need to do it all the time, but it is essential to use sunscreen on them if we are going to be under the sun for a long time.
When we walk on the beach, we must make sure that our feet are well protected. Moreover, we must apply sunscreen frequently on our legs and feet since the product can lose its effect when in contact with water or sand.
Protect your scalp from the abrasive sun rays.
Even if you are applying sunscreen to every inch of your skin, you are probably forgetting your scalp. And it can be very harmful to your hair! For that reason, we recommend applying sunscreen along your hairline with a makeup brush or wedge.
If you don't want to use sunscreen on your hair, the best option is to wear a hat! Also, to increase the level of protection, you can apply UV protection spray while wearing the hat to prevent your hair from being affected by the hot sun.
Use products to protect your hair from the sun.
As we explained earlier, people usually don't think about protecting their hair. However, like skin, our hair also needs some love. For that reason, we recommend looking for hair products that provide UVA and UVB protection.
Many options can be effective and meet your goal without spoiling your style! But, if you're at the beach and don't have any of these products on hand, you can use a regular spray sunscreen.
Don't worry! You can easily remove it from your hair with a shower. Remember to take precautions so that your hair is not affected by chlorine if you will be in a pool.
We advise you to wet your hair with sink water and apply a little conditioner before diving. In this way, you minimize the risk of chemicals removing the natural color and moisture from your hair.
Apply a leave-in condition to your hair after swimming.
Hair can end up getting much drier during the summer due to the saltwater and chlorine that it usually comes in contact with if we go to the beach or the pool. However, that dryness can be combatted by using leave-in conditioners.
These products will keep your hair soft, hydrated, shiny and frizz-free without getting greasy during and after the summer. If your hair has been colored or chemically treated, you must pay attention to its special needs to find out which is the best product for you.
If your hair is particularly dry or damaged, we recommend avoiding heat styling as much as possible a few weeks before and during the summer. You should also be gentle when combing your hair if it is soaked after being submerged in the water at the beach or pool.
Hair is very fragile when wet, so be patient when detangling and drying it to prevent further breakage.
Keep your skin hydrated to avoid razor burn and ingrown hairs
When we spend a lot of time in the pool or on the beach, we tend to shave more often than we usually do in seasons where we cover our bodies with jeans or tank tops.
That's why we must protect ourselves against razor burnsand ingrown hairs. To do so, we recommend using a moisturizer and lotion to soothe inflammation after taking a shower.
It is also necessary to replace the razor or razor head regularly to avoid irritating our skin or damaging it with dull blades.
During summer and hot days, it is essential to take care of our skin and hair not only to maintain a flawless appearance but also to avoid illnesses and discomfort.
We all want to show off radiant skin and dazzling hair while walking on the beach or wearing our best swimwear in the pool. But we must also take care of ourselves to maintain our general health.
The skin and hair are important parts of our body. For that reason, they need special attention and some pampering! Besides, we are sure that you will enjoy it at all times.