Tan skin, beach waves, fruity bowls — who wouldn’t be excited for the summer?! A lot of us cannot wait to get out and enjoy the summer sun, but as we know overexposure to the sun and the summer elements causes premature aging.
That’s why it’s always important to keep your skin health in check no matter where you go. Here are some tips for the summer:
1. Never Skip Sunscreen
Sunscreen is always a must during summer, so make sure to choose yours carefully.
Chemical sunscreens are usually thinner than physical sunscreens, and are easily spreadable, but you must also allow at least 20 minutes for the product to fully absorb before it becomes effective.
Physical sunscreens, on the other hand, use natural ingredients like zinc and titanium oxide that don’t absorb into the skin. Instead, they sit on top of the skin and reflect harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Try out our Solar Defense Mineral Creme to protect your skin against sun damage, while still maintaining a healthy glow. The best part is that it won’t leave any heavy residue or greasiness to your skin even after sun exposure.
2. Use Products Appropriate For The Season
Summer skin care products should feel lighter, letting your breathe naturally and avoiding clogged pores. They’re way different from the thick creams you typically use on winter days.
Our Ferulic C Antioxidant Serum evens out your skin tone, so you can apply it in the morning or at night before your moisturizer. It also protects against sun damage, fighting all the signs of aging and acne.
3. Eat Hydrating Foods
The foods you eat during the season also plays an important part in your beauty regimen. For instance, lemons, cucumbers, watermelons and tomatoes work wonders in feeling hydrated inside and out! You may juice them or add into your salad.
On the other hand, heavy foods that are full of unhealthy fats and oils can make you prone to acne breakouts.
4. Stick To Your Skincare Routine
No matter what season it is, it’s important to stick to your skincare routine. Follow the cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine every day, and exfoliating twice a week. Depending on where you are for the summer, photosensitivity to UV rays; sun damage and premature aging are worsened by sweat…So it’s very important to cleanse your face and body as much as you do during the rest of the seasons.
For cleansing your face, check out our Apricot Chamomile Cleanser for a softer, smoother skin. It’s light in the face, and works amazing in exfoliating your skin. It also fights off skin irritation, so it’s perfect for the summer!
Dry skin is not just a winter thing, extreme sun exposure can dehydrate your body, so your skin is also prone to dryness during the summer. Moisturizing is the key!
For normal skin types, water-based moisturizers are recommended, while oily skin types should use gel-based moisturizers. Adding glycerin and rose water during bath works as an amazing home remedy for dry skin. Non-comedogenic products are also great during the summer as these products do not clog pores, therefore minimizing your risk for acne breakouts.
You may try our non-comedogenic Clarifying Creme works amazing for the season as it’s lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. It also keeps your skin hydrated, and balances oil production. Plus it can be used in the morning or evening, after your treatment serum or toner.
6. Wear Breathable Clothes
Try to wear more breathable shirts as tight clothes can cause skin irritation. Tight clothes also make you sweat more, increasing your risk for breakouts, rashes, and skin infections. Also use umbrellas if you can’t take the heat anymore, and avoid going out around 11 AM to 2 PM.
7. Drink More Water
Always, always keep yourself hydrated. The ideal is to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. You may also juice your favorite fruits and veggies to increase your body’s water content. It’s not just for your skin, but as well as your overall health.
8. Don’t Forget Your Eyes and Lips!
The areas around your eyes and lips are also prone to dryness and discoloration during the season. Be sure to care for them as much as you do for your overall face.
Check out our Advanced Peptide Eye and Lip Complex by gently massaging a small amount around your eye and lip area. It’s light and won’t look greasy even after sun exposure. Say goodbye to those dark circles!