As the seasons change, so should our skin care products. During the winter, we work hard to protect our skin under layers of moisturizer and clothes. With Summer approaching, it brings on new challenges as our skin is exposed to the sun’s harsh UV rays and we wear less to protect ourselves in the hot months. While some forgo makeup during relaxed beach vacations, a proper skin care regimen should not be overlooked as the Summer poses some of the most precarious situations for our delicate skin.
Here are some skin care tips and must-have products for summer:
Location, Location, Location
Summer skin care is not always one size fits all and the skin care products best for you may depend on your location. If you live in Arizona, for instance, the harsh heat and dry air may require you to use a daytime and nighttime moisturizer (check out our Daytime Antioxidant Serum and our Nighttime Antioxidant Serum), while someone in Florida’s humidity may need less topical moisture.
Protecting your skin from the sun is an essential part of summer, no matter where you live. Make applying an SPF part of your daily routine even if you don’t have plans to spend the entire day outside. Ensure that the SPF you choose does not contain harsh chemicals or potential carcinogens. Check out the EWG’s Sunscreen Guide to find a list of healthy sunscreens for the whole family.
Sweat It Out
Sweating is a good thing – it cools down your body and opens up pores to expunge toxins – however, leaving sweat on the skin too long can clog pores, causing acne, rashes, and other skin maladies. Especially in the summer, ensure that you wash your face morning and night with a gentle cleanser, like our Tamanu Luxury Cleanser, to keep skin clear of sweat, dirt, and bacteria. And keep your body clean with a gentle soap. Be vigilant: many soaps, even those that claim to be gentle, are full of chemicals and artificial chemicals that can irritate your skin. A summer rash is hard to hide.
Shed Your Skin
Summer is all about bare shoulders, arms, and legs and we want our exposed skin as silky smooth as possible. Use a gentle exfoliator like our Moisturizing Body Buff to slough off dead skin cells and expose glowing, healthy skin. When you are going to an event where you are sleeveless, backless or just have more skin exposed than usual, treat yourself to a good scrub. The skin that shows will be smooth and glowing. It is also a great exfoliator pre-treatment for self-tanning products.
Give Your Skin an Antioxidant Boost
Too much sun and harsh outdoor elements can cause free radicals, which are damaged skin cells that can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Pick products that contain antioxidants like our Daytime Antioxidant Serum, Nighttime Antioxidant Serum, and Antioxidant Skin Boost, which will repair and rejuvenate skin while you sleep.
And since it's summer, treat yourself to an occasional spa day. Whip up an exfoliating and reparative B Green Mud Mask, soak sore muscles in a bath, or give yourself a mani/pedi with our exfoliating products. Just like you, your skin deserves a pampering vacation, too!
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