The essential guide to summer skincare

Steamy summer weather means that most of us should get ready to change up our skincare routine. As we enjoy longer days, warmer temperatures, and more opportunities for outdoor adventure, let’s keep some simple steps in mind to ensure our skin is healthy and looking its best. Here’s our essential guide to summer skincare.

Summer skincare — lighten it up

Like our summer wardrobe, we want to start lightening up our skincare routine as the days get hotter. It’s easy to do this by incorporating lightweight cleansers and moisturizers into our daily summer skincare routine. Parka on the beach? No way! So pass on the thicker, heavier creams and opt for gels, lotions or even quick-absorbing oils instead. These are a lot less likely to clog our pores and cause breakouts.

And remember, sweat is not a moisturizer! The goal here is to give our skin a light, protective layer of moisture to help it stay healthy, do its job, and look great in the process.

Water, please! 

Now, more than ever, we need to keep our skin hydrated from the inside out. It’s so easy for our skin to become dehydrated and stressed in the summer. Drinking plenty of water and employing other strategies to keep our skin hydrated remain vital for keeping that summer glow.

Out with the old summer skin

While exfoliation and moderation always go hand-in-hand, our skin can benefit from a little extra TLC during the hot, humid days ahead. Hot, sweaty skin can trap and hold dead cells, giving us a dull and tired look—no thanks! Coming to the rescue, a little extra exfoliation can sweep away that dead skin, keeping our pores open and also removing excess oil that can lead to breakout.

In with antioxidants

Antioxidants such as vitamin C are important to help you skin defend against and repair sun damage—no premature aging here. A good vitamin C serum works hard against hyperpigmentation and will also assist in collagen production, keeping skin soft and supple and fending off those fine lines and wrinkles.

SPF shout-out

No essential guide to summer skincare could be complete without calling out importance of sunscreen. It cannot be overstated when it comes to defending your skin against signs of aging, not to mention skin cancer. And the strong rays of summer make it more important than ever to stay protected—every time and all the time. Be sure avoid the super strong UVB midday rays, and don’t neglect your hands, ears, and lips, and reapply every few hours or after a swim or sweat.

Get your summer skincare solved

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