Many of us relish living in the Sunshine State. After all, our subtropical to tropical climate with an average of 230 days of sunshine gives us plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun.

However, that abundance of sunlight really makes its presence known during our hot Florida summers.

While we should always take care of our skin year round, we need to be seriously diligent during the summer when UV levels are at their highest. Cumulative skin exposure to our intense and damaging sunlight can lead to:

  • Premature aging
  • Dull, Wrinkled Skin
  • Skin Cancer

Below, we’re gathered easy care tips that will help keep the summer sun from leaving its mark on your skin.

Keep Your Skin Hydrated

That Florida sun at the beach can dry out your skin quickly. Additionally, chlorinated pools can strip your skin of natural oils, which can cause skin irritation.

Use a light lotion or gel moisturizer that will replenish your natural oils throughout the summer to keep your skin from dehydrating.

Protect Your Skin with Sunscreen Before Stepping Out

One of the best ways to protect your skin is to apply sunscreen before stepping out into the sun. We recommend using a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 and absorbs both UVA and UVB rays.

If you stop by Debbie’s Day Spa & Salon, we’d be happy to show you a product we recommend to our clients—Circadia Light Day Sunscreen. This sunscreen is perfect for daily use on your neck and face and offers:

  • SPF 37
  • Optimal absorption of UVA and UVB rays
  • Protection against oxidative damage
  • Protection from premature aging

Consider Exfoliating Your Skin

During the summer months, you’re probably putting on quite a bit of skin lotions. Exfoliation removes dry and dull skin. This helps your skin better absorb skin care products.

Give Yourself a Custom Facial

Each skin reacts differently to the Florida summer sun. That’s why a customized facial can address your particular skincare needs and concerns. Our specialists will be happy to analyze your skin then proscribe a treatment regimen that will address a number of needs, including:

  • Signs of aging
  • Sun damage
  • Acne

Don’t Forget Your Lips

Summer sun and dry coastal breezes can dry out your lips. Be sure to have lipstick, lip balm or chapstick with a minimum SPF 30 on hand as you’re traveling about.

Make Sure Your Fashion Provides Protection

Summer weather is the perfect time to wear wide brim hats and sunglasses. The hats can keep direct sunlight from hitting your face. When buying sunglasses, be sure they offer UVA and UVB protection.

When it Comes to Feeling and Looking Your Best this Summer, Let Us Help

Visit us at Debbie’s Day Spa & Salon and let’s discuss ways for you to protect your skin and look your best during the Florida summer months.

Call (904) 825-0569 to schedule a consultation today.