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6 Summer Skin Survival Tips

Our best 6 Summer Skin Survival Tips

1. We all know the #1 summer skin survival tip is sun protection

But which one? How often? Spray, lotion, or balm? The choices are endless. But, when it comes down to it, it's not which one is best but which one you'll apply most often. It may be a combination of spray and lotion. It should always be water-resistant and SPF30 or above.

It's and done when it comes to sun protection. You must reapply if you'll be spending more than an hour in the sun. Today, dermatologists recommend reapplying no less than every 80 minutes.

2. Hat Safe

Next to sunscreen, the best Summer skin survival tip is to find a wide-brimmed sun hat you love and wear it often. Sun hats are rated much like sunscreens. They have an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating.

The ratings range from UPF 15 to 50+. The higher the number, the better the protection. Opt for a wide brim to cover your entire face and neck.

In addition to a protective hat, sunglasses are optimal for summer skin survival, protecting the eye area as well.

3. Soothe Irritated or Sunburned Skin

It happens to all of us, we miss a spot on our shoulder or stay in the sun longer than we anticipated and end up with a sunburn.

What NOT to do:

Apply an oil or petroleum-based ointment to sunburned skin. Oil-based products may trap heat and make the burn worse. Instead, gently apply a moisturizer to irritated skin. Look for ingredients such as soothing shea butter, aloe, oatmeal, or lavender.

Don't be afraid to reapply often. Learn more about the facts, risks, and what you can do about sunburns from the skin cancer organization.


Make a paste with ground-up rolled oats, milk, and honey to apply to the area. Oatmeal is a common natural remedy for soothing skin irritation.

Woman holding a glass of refreshing water | 5 tips for summer skin survival
4. Stay hydrated

There are lots of reasons to drink more water during the summer and healthier skin is one of them.

The sun has a way of drying out your skin, even when you practice good summer sun survival tips. To keep your skin healthy and your insides happy during the summer months, be sure to drink plenty of good old H2O.

When skin is well hydrated, it’s more plump and resilient. When you get enough water on the inside your skin will look healthier and more vibrant, and the bonus is you will be less prone to premature aging.
Woman misting her face during the summer with a skin toner | Parisians Pure SkincareAnother way to hydrate your skin is from the outside. A mist of a high-quality facial toner throughout the day rehydrates the skin and can deliver some powerful perfect-aging ingredients. Just read the ingredients list on our Tonique Toner.
Avoid toners with drying alcohols and fragrances. Fragrances are the #1 cause of allergic reactions to skincare products.

Bonus tip

Keep your toner in the refrigerator for a mist of refreshing, replenishing toner throughout a hot summer day.

5. Keep Your Skin Clean 

If we cleanse properly, not increasing the frequency of skin washing, but cleansing with a gentle cleanser every night and micellar water or toner in the morning, we can avoid stripping our skin of natural oil production.

Many believe if they cleanse their skin more often it will keep oily skin at bay. The opposite is true. Frequent washing strips your skin of moisture, sending the sebaceous glands into overdrive, causing them to produce more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture.

Opt for a lighter moisturizer at night. Don't skip nighttime moisturizers during the summer, but opt for keeping skin fed the necessary ingredients to maintain hydration with a lighter formula moisturizer.

Bonus Tip

A light chemical exfoliator such as an alpha hydroxy acid wash or a toner is a great way to gently remove dull layers of skin.

6. Exfoliate!

Unfortunately, the most often skipped step of any beauty routine and one of the most important, especially during the summer, is regular exfoliation. A buildup of sebum and sweat can clog pores and make them appear larger and more noticeable. 

It's also crucial to remember our serums and moisturizers work better on a clean palette. Therefore, exfoliating at least twice a week during the summer helps our serums and perfect-aging treatments to work better.

Which of these 6 Summer skin survival tips is your go to?