Summer Essentials Guide 2018
With a new season comes a new wardrobe, new travel plans, and of course…an updated skin care routine. That’s because you may find that your complexion has different needs in the summer than it did during the rest of the year. Consider the below your guide to transitioning your skin care routine from spring to summer
- Use A Gel Cleanser
After spending a long day sweating in the sun, it’s safe to say you’ll want to freshen up, right? As you’re likely well aware, sleeping without cleansing your skin a no-no, as the dirt, oil, and makeup on the surface of your skin can mix together, leading to clogged pores. It helps lift dirt and impurities without drying out skin.
- Take Sun Protection Seriously
Whether you’re going on vacation or just going about your daily schedule, sun protection is key during the summer (and the rest of the year as well!). Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. That’s why it’s important to regularly use multiple sun protection measures when you can, these include wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day, reapplying sunscreen at least every two hours, covering up exposed skin when you’re outdoors, and limiting your time in the sun, especially during the peak hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Switch to a Water-Based Moisturizer
While you’re stowing away those chunky sweaters and heavy scarves, you may want to think about putting your thick face creams away, too. In the summer, a lightweight face lotion could be all that you need. Try a water-based one with a matte finish, like the which is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help-provide long-lasting hydration.
- Don’t Skip Exfoliating
Dead skin cells can build up on the surface of your skin—and this buildup can lead to the look of dullness. That’s where exfoliation comes in! Use a gentle scrub. As far as how often you should exfoliate, everyone’s skin is different. Some people are able to handle once a week exfoliation, while others may only be able to do so twice a week. Pay attention to how your skin responds to determine what works best for you.
- Use a Niacinamide
In many parts of the country, along with increased temperatures come increased humidity levels. And anyone with oily or acne-prone skin knows high humidity is no friend to their skin. Hazy, hot and humid weather leads to an increase in oil production from sebaceous glands. Instead of trying to scrub away the oil topically apply Niacinamide as an essential factor in getting any excessive oil flow under control.
- Spritz on a Facial Mist
Surviving the dog days of summer is all about finding ways to refresh yourself. Keep a facial mist on hand so that you can spritz it onto your complexion whenever you need a need a pick-me-up.
- Make Friends with Vitamin C
Studies have shown that when applied to the skin, vitamin C can help prevent damage from UV rays. Not only that, vitamin C can reverse the damage caused by previous exposure. By visibly reducing the signs of existing photoageing, including fine lines, poor skin texture and hyperpigmentation, vitamin C can produce a more youthful, radiant complexion. At the same time it helps to prevent the appearance of these signs of ageing in the future. This makes vitamin C the go-to skin insurance policy, and of real benefit to all skin types and all ages.