Summer can be a complicated time when it comes to skincare. You’re more likely to be outside getting sweaty during the summer season, whether it’s because you’re at the beach or the pool, taking advantage of the nice weather to have barbecues and other outdoor gatherings with friends and family, or just going about your normal routine at a higher temperature than usual. Your skin may feel oilier because of the perspiration, and you may also be at higher risk for burns and other sun damage. You may be more likely to get skin irritations. And products that you put on your skin may not last as well as they do during other seasons. But wait – the summer look is supposed to be glowing and healthy! Don’t worry, with the right skincare routine, you can achieve that glowing skin look. You just may have to make some changes to your regular routine from other seasons.
You obviously need to clean your skin during the summer. But the cleanser that was appropriate for you during the winter may not be such a good choice during the summer. Your skin may already be under more strain than it was in the spring or that it will be in the fall, so you want to choose a cleanser that’s not going to irritate it.
That means choosing a gentler cleanser. You need something that will remove makeup and debris, but that won’t exacerbate existing irritations or leave your skin feeling heavy and weighed down. Instead, you want to choose something that feels light when it goes on and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and clean at the same time.
Gentle Cleanser by Zo Skin Health is one good choice. It removes dirt and makeup and goes deep enough to remove the oil and impurities that you definitely want to be rid of, but it does it without irritating ingredients and extra weight. It contains botanical extracts that protect your skin while providing antioxidants and anti-irritants, glycerin for increased hydration, and sodium lauroyl oat amino acids which can help to replenish your skin barrier without drying out your skin.
If you’re running around all day with a sheen of sweat on your face, it can definitely be tempting to skip the moisturizer. After all, your face feels plenty moist to you! But that’s not the way that it works.
It’s your outermost layer of skin, called the stratum corneum, that takes the most damage because it’s the most exposed to the elements all day. And the purpose of a moisturizer is to help rebuild that stratum corneum, which keeps your skin from becoming dry and irritated. You have to use it even if your skin already feels oily.
Consider using Anfisa Skin’s LILOU Radiant Hydration Balm. Its various oils are meant to restore your skin at the cellular level, resulting in the kind of radiant, glowing look that you want during the summer. And it absorbs quickly and cleanly into your skin, leaving it feeling silky and fitting in easily to your skincare routine. Plus, it helps to regulate your skin’s sebum levels and contributes to protecting and restoring your skin barrier.
You should wear sunscreen every day. Regardless of weather, temperature, or activity, it’s important to make sure that your skin is protected from UVA and UVB rays that can cause visible damage, sunspots, and of course, skin cancer.
If you’re not wearing SPF, the best time to start is right now, today, regardless of the season. It’s not something that’s reserved for the summer months. But of course, there are good reasons why SPF is especially important during the summer. You’re more likely to be outside. The sun might be brighter and the days less likely to be overcast. You may even need to increase your SPF during the summer months as opposed to the rest of the year.
You may want to try EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Tinted. The 46 SPF meets or exceeds most expert recommendations for daily wear of sunscreen. Plus, it’s formulated to calm irritations and prevent breakouts and certain types of discolorations, which can help you to maintain your glowing look. The tint can also help you maintain your summer glow, though an untinted version is available as well if you prefer. It can be worn with or without makeup, so it’s perfect for your normal daily routine or for a strenuous day out in the sun. Keep in mind that it’s not enough to put SPF on once – you need to reapply it periodically throughout the day.
Serum is a skincare product that’s easy to get confused about. You know that you need to use it, but what do you really need to use it for? Serums can do lots of different things – they can brighten your skin, diminish signs of aging, provide additional hydration, fight free radicals, calm sensitive skin, or repair damage. The question is less “what can serums do?” and more “what do you need your serum to do?”
In the summer, one of the things you need is a repairing and healing serum. Remember, the sun’s rays are harsher and you’re more exposed to them, and they can do real damage to your skin even if you’re careful to try to avoid it. A good serum will contain ingredients like Vitamin C, which helps collagen production and reduces hyperpigmentation and fine lines, and Vitamin E, which gives Vitamin C an extra boost.
Try out iS CLINICAL Pro Heal Serum Advance+. In addition to Vitamin E and L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), it also contains retinol and olive leaf extract. It’s formulated to help control discolorations and scarring as well as treat blemishes and signs of aging. It’s a great choice to help heal and repair the potential damages to your skin during the summer months.
With the right skincare routine, you’ll love the look and feel of your summer skin. A glowing look and a healthy feel will contribute to your enjoyment of the season and all that it has to offer. Iconic Skin Clinic can help you find the right summer routine for you.