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upping your summertime skincare game


Summer is here, and with it come the joys of warm weather, sunshine, and spending time outdoors. However, all that sun and heat can take a toll on your skin, leaving it dry, irritated, or worse—sunburned. That’s why it’s essential to take care of your skin during the summer months. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips and tricks from the experts at Swinyer Woseth Dermatology on how to up your summertime skincare game and keep your skin healthy and glowing all season long.



What to Know About Sunscreen

One of the most important things to know about summertime skincare is sunscreen. You’ve probably heard a lot about the importance of wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. However, there are a few myths and facts you should know. For example, did you know that SPF (sun protection factor) isn’t the only factor to consider? You also need to pay attention to the type of sunscreen you’re using, how often you’re applying it, and whether it’s water-resistant. Another thing to keep in mind is that some medications and skin care products can make you more sensitive to the sun, so be sure to talk to your dermatologist if you have any questions.


Skincare Routine for Summer

In addition to wearing sunscreen, there are a few other steps you can take to keep your skin healthy and happy during the summer months. Here are some tips from Swinyer Woseth Dermatology:


  1. Cleansing in summer: Sweating, swimming, and spending time outdoors can all leave your skin dirty and clogged. Make sure to wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser to keep your pores clean and clear.


  1. Sunscreen: As we’ve already mentioned, sunscreen is essential in the summertime. Make sure to choose a sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30, water-resistant, and broad-spectrum (meaning it protects against both UVA and UVB rays).


  1. Moisturize: Even if your skin feels oily or greasy in the summer, it still needs hydration. Look for a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that won’t clog your pores.


  1. Go easy on the makeup: Heavy makeup can clog your pores and make your skin more susceptible to breakouts. Try going makeup-free or using a lightweight tinted moisturizer instead.


  1. Layer on the SPF: Sunscreen doesn’t last all day, and you need to reapply it every two hours or after swimming or sweating to maintain its effectiveness.


  1. Exfoliate: Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and keep your skin smooth and glowing. Just be sure not to overdo it, as too much exfoliation can irritate your skin.


  1. Self-tan: If you’d like to add a little color to your skin without exposing it to the sun’s harmful rays, consider using a self-tanner. However, be sure to follow the instructions carefully and exfoliate beforehand for the best results.


  1. Use sun-protective clothing: In addition to sunscreen, you can also protect your skin by wearing clothing that’s specifically designed to block the sun’s rays, such as hats, long-sleeved shirts, and pants.


Keep Your Skin Healthy This Summer with Swinyer Woseth Dermatology

Taking care of your skin in the summertime can be challenging, but with the right tips and tricks, you can keep your skin healthy and glowing all season long. Remember to wear sunscreen, cleanse your skin regularly, moisturize, and use sun-protective clothing. Swinyer Woseth Dermatology offers a range of treatments and products designed to help you care for your skin, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. Here’s to a beautiful, healthy summertime glow! Contact us at 801-682-4715 to book an appointment!