by Skinperfect Aesthetics, est. 2005
Every season comes with different environmental conditions that affect your skin one way or another. Therefore, if you want to take the best care of your skin, you need to modify your skincare routine according to the season.
Here, we will give you some summer skincare tips that will help your skin adapt better to the warmer months ahead because a summer-friendly beauty routine will keep your skin happy and healthy all season long.
Apply sunscreen and constantly reapply! If you do nothing else for your skin this summer, wear sunscreen! It’s essential to apply sunscreen daily, no matter the weather, and reapply every two hours to protect your skin from premature aging and to reduce your risk of skin cancer. The Skin Cancer Foundation says that daily use of SPF 15 can reduce a person’s risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by about 40 percent.
The SPF number means how long you can stay in the sun without getting burned. An SPF of 15 means that you can be in the sun for fifteen times longer without burning than you’d be able to without sunscreen. If you’re planning on being outside for hours, a higher SPF may be appropriate. Slapping on an SPF 50 once in the morning doesn’t mean you’re protected for the rest of the day. Sunscreens wear off surprisingly fast, even faster if you come in contact with water. Most waterproof sunscreens only have resiliency for about 80 minutes, and that’s without drying off. To play it safe, reapply often, don’t forget your lips, and take breaks from direct sunlight. Remember, sunscreen can only protect you from sun damage; it can’t reverse any damage already done.
Keep your summer moisturizer lightweight. Stay moisturized! You may have let up on this a little since winter left the premises, but don’t give it up for good. A solid moisturizing routine can do so many beneficial things for your complexion. Your skin is a barrier that protects you from environmental aggressors like pollution and bacteria. Keeping it moisturized helps keep your skin’s barrier working properly and prevents moisture loss. Dry skin is unhappy, sensitized skin, so apply a lightweight moisturizer to protect it from summertime drying agents like sunburns, salt, and chlorine.
Gentle exfoliation will remove dead skin cells to prevent congestion and improve product absorption. We recommend exfoliating no more than twice per week. Over-exfoliation can cause your skin to become overly dry and sensitized. Never exfoliate sunburned skin.
Drink More Water
Your water intake in summer should be a minimum of 64 ounces a day. Drinking water helps to flush the toxins from the body and makes your skin look and feel great! Making fruit-infused water is a great way to stay hydrated, and it has excellent nutritional value. In addition to adding more water to your diet, you’ll also be getting some of the vitamin content and antioxidants from the fruits you’re using. An easy fruit-infused water recipe: 4-5 Strawberries halved, 4-5 lemon slices with seeds removed, 4 cups of cold water, refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
HERO PRODUCTS TO CONSIDER:
SPF: eltaMD, UV Clear SPF 46 – tinted and non-tinted
Vitamin C: Professional – C Serum 10% Vitamin C serum is a good option for a summer skincare routine. It is a potent antioxidant, a free radical scavenger that protects your skin from oxidant-induced damages. We carry two versions of Obagi Vitamin C!
Exfoliate: We have many choices, but for summer weather, we love C – Exfoliating Day Lotion. It’s lightweight with glycolic acid and good for all skin types!
Moisturize: Obagi Hydrate. This lightweight moisturizer provides all-day moisture and includes shea butter, mango butter, and glycerin to help combat skin dryness.
Want to chat about your skincare concerns? Consultations are always complimentary!