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As temperatures rise and the summer sun beats down, there’s never been a better time to show your skin some love. In the same way that harsh winter weather can dry out your skin, sun exposure and the heat can strip your skin of moisture and even cause brown spots or breakouts. Changing up your skincare routine and showing your skin a little extra love this time of year can help you combat the elements.

One great way to show your skin some love is with a facial from our Zion resort and spa. At Five Petals Spa, we offer a variety of signature facials designed to help you exfoliate, moisturize, and rejuvenate your skin. These facials are a great complement to an updated summer skincare routine.

Keep reading as the experts at our Zion resort and spa share their favorite summer skincare tips, and highlight a few of the best facials for this time of year.

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

One of the most important skin care tips you can follow, no matter the time of year, is to always wear sun protection. But this tip is even more important in the summer months when UV rays are at their strongest.

Sunburns and excessive sun exposure have been proven to prematurely age your skin, causing wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, and sagging. It can also increase your chances of developing skin cancer. Wearing sunscreen is the first step in protecting your skin, especially during the summer months.

Don’t assume that your moisturizer that has sunscreen is enough. You should be applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least 30 SPF first thing in the morning, even if you’re not heading straight outside. Don’t forget to reapply throughout the day, especially if you’re going to be in the sun, swimming, or sweating off your sunscreen. On bright days, like during a visit to Zion, consider wearing a hat to further protect your face, and lightweight long sleeves and pants to protect the rest of your skin.

Stay Hydrated

Hydrating your skin starts on the inside. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining healthy skin, especially in the harsh summer heat. Dehydration can leave your skin looking dull and feeling dry. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body and skin hydrated.

If you’re visiting our Zion resort and spa while on vacation, this is even more important. Hiking or even just sightseeing in the desert heat can quickly dehydrate you. 

Opt for a Lighter Cleanser

Planning a vacation before your visit to our Zion National Park spa? Sweat can produce excess oils, clogging your pores and causing breakouts. And if you’re planning to do some hiking in the national park, you are definitely going to sweat.

To combat breakouts and clean your sweaty skin, you might find yourself reaching for your cleanser more often. A harsh cleanser can strip away both the good and bad oils on your skin, leaving it dry and even leading to more breakouts.

Whether your summer plans include hiking or not, it’s a good idea to lighten up your cleanser this time of year. Opt for a gentle, non-stripping cleanser, and aim to wash your face twice a day, including once at night and once in the morning. Use an exfoliant or brush—or schedule a facial from our Zion resort and spa—once a week to get rid of dead skin cells and unclog your pores.

Adjust Your Makeup Routine

Another skincare tip that can help you combat the breakouts caused by sweating or dry skin in the summer months is to adjust your makeup routine. Using less makeup this time of year can help you avoid clogging your pores. Consider replacing a heavy foundation with a tinted moisturizer or a lightweight foundation. 

Less makeup also means less worrying about running or splotches when you’re swearing while enjoying a fun day in Zion.

Don’t Forget Your Lips

The skin on your face isn’t the only area that gets dry this time of year. When you’re caring for your skin, don’t forget to show your lips some love, too.

Use a lip balm that includes SPF to protect your lips from UV rays. Look for ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil, which add lasting moisture to help keep your lips hydrated

Schedule a Facial From Our Zion Resort and Spa

Of course, one of the best summer skincare tips is to show your skin a little extra love at our Zion resort and spa. Five Petals Spa offers a number of facials that can help you combat the effects of being outside, sweating it out on the trails of Zion National Park.

One of the most popular facials at our Zion National Park spa this time of year is the Sea of Life Facial. This personalized treatment combines a custom cleansing with a restorative mask. This mask gently resurfaces your skin, leaving it brighter and more hydrated. 

If you’re looking to upgrade your summer skincare, schedule a facial with our Zion resort and spa today!