With the summer season now in full swing, many Canadians are thoroughly enjoying the sun’s warmth. It’s important to remember, however, that exposing your skin to the sun can have some disastrous effects. In addition to the obvious sunburn and even potential risk of skin cancer, sun exposure ages your skin. So what steps should you take to maintain your youthful appearance this summer?
Here are five:
1. Apply sunscreen.
Let’s not pretend that there’s any surprise that this tops the list. We consider it very important to remind you that sunscreen is necessary all year round. But especially when you begin to expose more of your skin to the sun, it’s advisable that you lather up with sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher.
2. Go easy on the makeup.
With rising temperatures comes more perspiration. The more makeup you wear, the less your skin is able to breathe and thus, you develop that oily look. How should you apply your makeup? Silvia Derasner of Toronto’s Anti-Aging Clinic offers some important makeup application tips.
“Balance out your makeup by focusing on your T-zone,” she recommends on the clinic’s website, “Use a light powder to conceal the shine in those areas, and stick to light, velvety lip textures. You can also pat lipstick on with your fingertips to get a transparent, lightly pigmented look. Another important point to keep in mind is that your pores need to be clear to breathe. Applying heavy makeup can clog you pores, leading to breakouts and acne.”
3. Throw on a hat.
Now that it’s summer, there are likely many fashionable hats available for sale. Why not look trendy while protecting your skin? Find a hat that shades your eyes and face. Wearing other light clothes that shield your skin from the sun is also a wise idea. This is especially true for individuals with fair skin that is prone to burning easily.
4. Exfoliate your skin.
To maintain healthy skin all year round, this is a critical step. Not exfoliating your skin allows for dead skin cells to pile up and create that dry and flaky look. It also prevents the exposure of new skin cells that would otherwise give you that fresher, more youthful appearance.
“Exfoliation promotes the growth of younger, healthier skin, so your summer glow can be at its best,” reports Derasner, “You don’t even need to buy expensive products—simply make a mixture of melted coconut oil and raw sugar and gently massage it into your face once a week. Rinse, and enjoy the silky feeling and bright skin!”
5. Protect your eyes.
It’s no secret that the skin around a person’s eyes often gives away his/her age. Doing away with crow’s feet is an important way to maintain your youthful appearance. Wear shades when you’re out in the sun. Not only will they ward off the sun’s harmful UV rays, they will also help you to prevent wrinkle-inducing squinting.
You may also want to take advantage of the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre’s July special! For the entire month of July, you can save 10% on all Alumier and Vivier eye products! If you wish to place on order for curbside pickup, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-358-5818. You may also email us at .
Posted: July 8, 2020