Say hello to sunshine and summertime. And as you get ready to travel, spend longer days outside, and hit the beach, don’t forget to think about revamping your skincare routine. The changes you make go beyond sunscreen and staying hydrated, but should consider how sweat, the sun, and humidity can all create some issues with your skin. And we’re guessing you’d love to pare down the makeup and let your natural skin shine through right? So keep scrolling for everything you need to know to update your summer skincare routine and have your face smooth, bright and all-around perfect all season long.
Flush Out Dirty Pores
We’ll let you in on a dirty little secret, the key to glowing summer skin lies in your pores. That’s why when cleansing summer skin, you need a product that goes deep and works with your skin’s natural oils to draw out make-up, sweat and pollutants normal cleansers just can’t get to. Cleansing duos (cleansing oil combined with an herbal toner) work together to thoroughly cleanse and gently exfoliate that then prepares your skin for maximum absorption of serums, sunscreen, moisturizers and masks. And when updating your summer skincare routine, consider a cleansing duo that includes anti-inflammatory botanicals such as chamomile, marigold and green tea to relieve irritation and calm redness.
We all know summer skin can produce excess oil, but it can also look dull if you don’t exfoliate every few days. For your summer skincare routine, consider a vitamin C based serum that not only gently exfoliates, but also brightens, protects, and helps treat any additional fine lines or dark spots that may pop up due to additional time in the sun.
Practice Safe Sun
Since you absolutely must use it daily, use a product that not only protects your skin against harmful UV rays, but helps prevent premature aging caused by sun exposure, all while conditioning and hydrating the skin. It’s also important to reapply your sunscreen at least every two hours and after swimming or sweating. And of course, protect your skin in other ways such as avoiding the sun during peak hours, wearing a hat and enjoy the afternoon in the shade.
Soothe and Heal
Moisturizer is a big part of your summer skincare (well anytime of the year really) routine. So what should you look for in a summer moisturizer? You want a product that will clear, condition and heal irritated and red summer skin. All-natural ingredients such as cajeput, tea tree and mushroom stem will help detoxify, soothe and stimulate healing, while battling acne-causing bacteria and improving overall appearance. The goal? Let your natural skin shine through.
Replenish at Night
After a long day in the sun, you’ll want to take extra care of your skin before going to bed. Consider using a rich moisturizing mask before you go to bed that will nourish and protect your skin while you sleep. Just apply and leave on for ten minutes just before bed and you’ll find the next morning your skin will feel soft, hydrated and rejuvenated.