7 Common Skin Care Mistakes to Avoid for Flawless Skin This Summer
Summer is officially here! We can’t wait to spend time outdoors at the beach and by the pool with friends and family. But with the warm weather comes a new set of skin care challenges. Too much humidity, heat, chlorine, and sunshine bring new stressors to your system and can wreak havoc on your complexion. An improper summer skin care regimen can lead to acne, oily skin, dry skin, or other conditions.
For happy, healthy, radiant skin this summer, avoid these top 7 common skin care mistakes.
You can also read our blog on 5 Natural Beauty Tips To Prepare Your Skin For Summer.
1. Doing too much
At the onset of a breakout, many of us are compelled to use every product we have to try to fix it. However, frantically applying a slew of different skin care products can further irritate skin that is already inflamed. Mixing incompatible products can also cause more acne and aggravate sensitive skin. These harsh topical products shouldn’t be our first line of defense against skin issues. Layering on products with chemical preservatives and synthetic fragrances can introduce harmful toxins into our system. Resist this temptation and hold back!
If you find yourself facing an acne breakout or irritated skin, stick to gentle, all-natural cleansers and moisturizers for one week and allow your skin to regain its balance.
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2. Not drinking enough water
You’ve heard it many times before, but that’s for good reason: water is key to healthy skin. We are often dehydrated, especially in the hot summer months. Chapped lips and dry skin are signs of inadequate hydration. Even oily skin is actually dehydrated skin and can be treated by drinking more water.
This summer, replace alcohol and sugary drinks with water to maintain your healthy complexion. This will not only benefit your skin’s appearance but will also enhance your overall health.
3. Wearing heavy makeup
Cut back on the makeup for a glowing natural look this summer. Summer is not the season to be slathering on thick layers of cover-up, especially when sweating in the sun. Sweating causes your pores to open up, making them prone to collecting dirt, oil, and makeup. For acne-prone skin, wearing makeup while sweating is a major trigger for breakouts.
For makeup-induced acne, you can treat the root cause by cleansing blocked pores naturally with clay, which works to remove impurities and minimize pores for a balanced and smooth complexion.
This deep cleansing Face Mask detoxifies with natural Hawaiian healing clay and Zeolite Earth. Essential Oils from distilled Citrus Fruits and organic Hamamelis are purifying and astringent. With this mask, dead skin cells, as well as toxins and impurities, are effectively removed.
4. Ignoring your neck
You may have mastered your facial skin care routine, but ignoring your neck is a mistake. While your face is the first place to show signs of aging, the area directly below your face is an important yet often neglected body part in anti-aging skin care routines.
Since the skin in this delicate area is thinner than on your face, it requires extra care and attention. Fine lines, spots, and sagging skin on your neck down to your collarbone are clear indicators of aging. Apply an anti-aging serum and moisturizer to your face and neck to maintain a youthful look.
The JK7® Rejuvenating Serum-Lotion is the ideal addition to your anti-aging skincare regimen this summer for both your face and neck. Handmade by Dr. Jurgen Klein, this light serum uses a careful selection of the globe’s rarest, high-performing JK7® Signature Extracts, the purest organic oils and natural substances aligned with proven organic healing herbs.
5. Not washing your face before going to bed
As we spend more time outside, we expose our skin to so much dirt and pollution. It is essential to wash off the makeup, bacteria, and environmental pollutants that build upon our skin throughout the day before going to sleep at night. In the summer it is important to cleanse daily, especially after sweating and exercising. Use a gentle cleanser to avoid drying out or stripping your skin of its natural oils and help your complexion maintain its healthy balance.
This light, mild, and deep cleansing JK7® Foaming Face Wash with Patchouli and Ylang Ylang will leave your skin fresh, clear, and smooth, preparing it for the next step of skin care. Self-processed extracts from organic herbs, Rose flower buds, Calendula, and German Chamomile flowers balance your skin and alleviate redness after cleansing.
6. Aggressively exfoliating your skin
As we mentioned, your skin is prone to creating more oil due to the hot weather, which means your pores can easily get blocked. Gentle exfoliation should therefore be a part of your summer skin care routine. However, don’t go overboard! While aggressively scrubbing the skin with harsh exfoliators can create the “squeaky clean” feeling, this is very damaging to your skin and accelerates aging. To exfoliate effectively and safely, use a gentle scrub once a week for a fresh, natural glow.
This JK7® Facial Scrub with Bamboo Powder and Vanilla Bean from French Polynesia helps to gently remove dead skin cells and impurities. A combination of self-extracted organic herbs and oils like Yarrow Flower, Marshmallow, Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, and Patchouli balances the skin’s moisture content, regenerates, soothes, calms, and prevents redness.
7. Eating inflammatory foods
Summer brings parties, barbeques, and boozy brunches, which may introduce more inflammatory foods into your diet. Binging on soda, alcohol, fried foods, processed meats, and refined carbohydrates can trigger skin problems. If you suspect that a food is causing adverse symptoms, try keeping a food journal to track how your skin looks and feels after removing that food from your diet. Note: when there are changes to your skin tone, moisture levels, and breakouts.
You can still enjoy yourself when you eat and drink in moderation. Try following this rule: for every glass of alcohol you consume, drink two glasses of water.
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By avoiding these 10 common skin care mistakes, your skin will be healthy and ready to shine so you can look your best self this summer!