Say hello to humidity and perspiration! Summertime skin is all about staying fresh and glowy and not dull and drabby. The sun is shining as bright as ever, which is just icing on a very-sweaty cake. Once we’re out of the winter season, your skin might be feeling a little rough and drier than usual. If you’re a busy momma, transitioning your skincare routine doesn’t mean you should slather on heavy creams and moisturizers.
To help you better understand your skincare regimen to survive the summer heat, we’ve gathered some of our favorite tips (and insider secrets!) to ease your way into the scorching heat.
If your skin is feeling like sandpaper after spending months of being in a harsh cold climate that just sucked the glow out of your skin, try integrating a daily water-gel moisturizer! After winter, your skin will still need nourishment to help boost collagen production, keep it plumped and improve elasticity. A soothing water-gel formula will maintain hydration without adding on extra layers of oil.
Regular moisturizers can clog pores which leads to breakouts and blemishes, even if you have dry skin. The ultralight gel absorbs like water into your skin to protect against sun damage and reduce moisture loss. Leaving you with super dewy, gorgeous glowy skin.
After you’ve hydrated your skin, following up with a lightweight serum will lock in moisture even further. When we reach our 20s, our skin will gradually degrade its cell regeneration making it susceptible to premature aging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Face serums are your best friend for that summer-long glow since it’s highly concentrated and allows deeper hydration into the epidermis layer of the skin. A moisture-boosting serum with a potent dose of active ingredients will deeply nourish and protect against harsh environmental damage. Best of all you can also layer SPF on top without feeling heavy or greasy.
Your sun-drench skincare would be incomplete without including sun protection. Sunscreen is necessary all year round, dermatologists always recommend how vital UV protection is especially when the sun is a lot brighter. A broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or more should be used every day and reapplied at least every two hours or after swimming or sweating to defend against UV damage.
A lightweight formula will keep your skin hydrated and sun-safe when you’re out under the sun the entire day. When applying your sun protection, use enough to adequality cover your face, ears, neck, and décolleté areas.
Squeaky Clean Pores
Summer is going to make our skin get down and dirty. To stay revitalized and refreshed, switching up your skincare with a non-comedogenic formula will prevent any breakouts. When we’re drenched in sweat and excess oil, this leads to clogged pores and further contributes to blemishes.
It’s a vicious cycle in which only non-comedogenic skin care can help keep sweat and oil out of your pores. Those with acne-prone or oily skin might use chemicals like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, or niacinamide in their regimens to lift away all impurities and visibly minimize pores.
When we think of skincare, we can’t leave our scalp behind. Although our scalp is the least exposed to the sun, it still needs a little TLC to prevent any sun damage and hair fall. Our scalp needs just as much cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliation to keep it clean and fresh.
Considering how harsh the summer weather and pollution affect our skin, our scalp gets just as much damage. A gentle clarifying shampoo can lift away any residue and congestion that can slow down hair growth. Apply it in a circular motion to make sure oil and debris are lifted to improve circulation. Leave the shampoo on for 10-15 minutes to allow it to cleanse the hair shaft and scalp.
It’s time to get your skin summer-ready in this unforgiving heat. Whether you’re out running errands with the kids or traveling for a summer vacay, your skincare should be summer-proofed. Plan out your products to make the most out of your regimen with our favorite secrets.