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How to Take Care of Your Skin & Hair in the Summer

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Under: skin care

tips for taking care of your skin and hair in the summer

by Cailey George

Did you know that different self-care routines can be more or less effective depending on the time of year? In the winter, the air becomes dry and our skin takes a toll. Many choose to apply thick moisturizers in the winter, and wear heavier makeup to further shield skin from the cold. Changing up your routine to best benefit you in the summer can lead to a happier, more refreshed and revitalized season. Here are some easy ways to alter your skin and haircare routines for the summer.

The Benefits of Using Sunscreen
First and foremost, one cannot stress enough the importance of sunscreen! While there may be an occasional need to apply sunscreen in the winter, its necessity becomes far more prevalent in the summertime when the sun is beating down on skin almost daily. If you find yourself outdoors more often in the summer, always be sure to apply sunscreen under your makeup and on any exposed skin. Reapply every two hours to avoid long-term harm to skin. Making sunscreen a daily part of your skincare routine is a great habit in the summer.

Tips for Showering in the Summer
In the heat and sweat of summer, you may find yourself showering and washing your skin multiple times a day. Although this feels refreshing, excessive washing can be harmful to your body’s natural oils, and can dry out your skin despite the extra moisture in the air. In order to prevent dry skin, try your best to rinse your body off no more than once a day.

Keep Shower-Time to a Minimum
Even if you find yourself needing extra shower time, keeping your showers to 5 minutes can be a great way to reduce damage and still get that refreshed feeling. Rather than a hot shower, rinse-offs should be done in lukewarm water, as hot water can further dry out skin. After showering or washing your face, don’t forget to moisturize! Because we feel the need for extra shower-time in the summer, we should be sure to stay on top of moisturizing as well. If you are out and about, try using blotting papers for excess sweat. These can be a great, portable alternative to a rinse-off when time is short.

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Dry Shampoo is Ideal for Summer
If you feel the need to wash your hair more frequently in the summer, try a dry shampoo instead of potentially over-washing hair. It is easy to find effective all-natural dry shampoos like farragio’s Refresh Dry Shampoo Powder. Our hair is easily damaged by long, excessive showering, and while washing your hair is necessary to good hygiene and health, experts suggest you wash your hair every two to three days, and it's possible to go even longer. In between washes, dry shampoo can reduce oil and give your hair a fresh scent.

When it Comes to Summer Makeup, Be A Minimalist
Finally, try a lighter makeup look. Our skin can quickly feel stuffy if we are applying thicker makeup and foundations in the summertime. Our makeup will also melt easier due to sweat and humidity. The summer can therefore be a fun time to experiment with a new, lighter makeup look or routine. Your skin will thank you for the break from heavy makeup!

Switching it up in the summertime is a great way to feel refreshed, and to give your skin and hair what they need to stay healthy and strong. With these easy steps, you can better enjoy your summer while protecting your skin and hair from damage.

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