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As we begin to head toward the mid-summer peak, we’re reminded that the summer sun brings with it more than just an air of fun and excitement. While long days out in the sun are worth celebrating, time spent in the sun’s harsh rays can lead to sunspots, wrinkles, skin cancer, and more.

While it is likely that you are already taking steps to protect your skin from the harsh effects of the sun this summer, there are many common mistakes that people make when it comes to summer facial care. Today, we’re going over a few of the worst mistakes you may be making with your skincare routine this summer.

  1. Forgetting to Remove your Makeup

Everybody loves makeup, but taking it off can sometimes prove to be more of a challenge than putting it on. In order to allow your pores to breathe, be sure to remove your makeup with a gentle cleanser or an effective, natural makeup remover such as baby oil or coconut oil.

  1. Not Exfoliating on a Regular Basis

While it may be frustrating to find the best exfoliation routine for your skin, a face scrub that allows moisture to lock into your skin can make the world of a difference in the summertime

  1. Disregarding your Facial Moisturizer

No matter how busy your summer gets, it is key that you remember to moisturize. If your is feeling somewhat oily in the summer heat, an oil-free, non-glossy moisturizer may be your best bet for a good moisturizing experience. Alternatively, those who find that they have dry skin should continue to moisturize with a light, feathery moisturizer that penetrates the pores.

  1. Ditching the Sunscreen

If you decide to go out in the sun without wearing a product or cosmetic that contains some sort of protection from the harsh rays of the sun, don’t forget to substitute that protection with sunscreen and ensure that your skin stays looking youthful and bright all season.

  1. Failing to Divulge in Facials

After a hot day, there’s nothing better than taking the time to treat yourself to a cold and relaxing facial. Not only are you treating your skin, but taking some time out of your day to pamper yourself can reduce stress.

Don’t let your facial care routine slip away this summer. If you’re wondering what your skin needs this season, schedule a consultation with our experts online or call us at 215-503-FACE.

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