5 Tips For Summer Safe Skin

London Dermatology | 4 July 2024

Now that summer has arrived, it’s important to start considering skin protection measures! This season brings with it higher temperatures, longer days under the sun, and increased exposure to potentially harmful environmental factors for our skin.


Sun protection should be the first and most important element in your summer skincare programme. Extended periods of exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, skin cancer, and premature ageing. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects your skin from UVA and UVB radiation is essential. When you’re outside, use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and reapply every two hours.


More perspiration, oil, and dirt accumulate on your skin during the summer. Frequent exfoliation aids in removing this layer, clearing your skin’s pores and enabling it to breathe. But it’s important to use a mild exfoliant; abrasive scrubs might cause your skin irritation and dryness. Depending on the type of skin you have, try exfoliating once or twice a week. It is advised against exfoliating if you have a sunburn. The best course of action is to let your skin heal naturally without causing more aggravation.


The secret to radiant summer skin is hydration. The heat can cause your skin to become parched and lifeless. It’s important to drink lots of water, but don’t forget to externally hydrate your skin as well. Choose a moisturiser that is non-greasy and light to keep your skin nourished without blocking pores.


The products you choose should be based on your skin type. Summertime can make oily skin worse if you have it. Select non-comedogenic, oil-free products to avoid clogging your pores. A moisturising lotion after a hydrating serum can give dry skin the extra moisture boost it requires. For more detailed product recommendations, continue reading.


When spending time outside, it’s crucial to wear clothing that protects you from the sun in addition to sunscreen. Long sleeves, wide-brimmed hats, and UV-blocking sunglasses can all help shield you from the sun’s damaging rays.