Summer Skincare Routine
Written by: Esthetician Stephanie Smith
With fun times in the sun ahead, who has time for a lengthy routine each morning?
Here are some tips for a skincare routine that is flexible and effective for travel and leisure!
Combine steps, think cleansers that also exfoliate, or moisturizer that contains sunscreen to simplify your routine.
Switch from exfoliants with retinol (which can make your skin sensitive to the sun) to more gentle products that contain a blend of fruit acids & enzymes to brighten your skin, prevent acne and help you keep your glow!
Try: Purifying Foaming Cleanser, Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, Resurfacing Enzyme Peel
Dehydration and sun damage are the biggest challenges during the warmer months. Use a serum with Hyaluronic Acid to give your skin a “drink of water” and a healthy dose of vitamin C to prevent sun damage! This is essential, even under your sunscreen at the beach!
Seal in the moisture with a few drops of facial oil. Choose a heavier facial oil to maintain moisture levels in dry skin, and a lighter, more astringent oil to reduce oil production and prevent acne. Facial oils are safe for sensitive skin and often contain vitamins and antioxidants to keep your skin glowing all day. Apply a few drops of your oil of choice under or mixed with your moisturizer or sunscreen.
Try: Nourishing Facial Oil or Balancing Facial Oil
Sometimes you have to make your own shade! The forehead, eyes and neck are parts of the face that takes a beating in the summer months. Adding a fringe or side bang will help keep your forehead undercover. This will prevent the wrinkles and dark spots that often plague those who wear their hair pulled back off the forehead. A few stylish hats and large, generous sunglasses kept near the front door will help you remember to protect your delicate eye area and prevent crow’s feet! A beautiful scarf tied to your purse is an excellent extra source shade to wrap around your shoulders as needed to prevent sunburn and dark spots.
Try: Suki Satin Scarf, 25 Most Popular Hairstyles with Bangs
A natural sunscreen free of unhealthy ingredients is essential to prevent sun damage and premature aging. A chemical-free sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30, that contains zinc oxide is ideal.
Try: Environmental Working Group 2021 guide to sunscreens
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