Summer is not the time to be slacking on your skincare routine. While you can relax in some areas, it’s important to protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Protection from these rays will be the ultimate task for your summer skincare routine. Plus, you will be sweating more, so you will have to work a bit harder at preventing breakouts. Finding a solid routine that can be utilized in all seasons and climates is the best possible solution.
In this guide, we will go over the top 10 things you need to know about your skincare routine during the summer months.
#1 Keep it Light
Think of your skincare like you do a coat. When thinking of your summer makeup and skincare, keep it light and simple. Heat and humidity may mean that you swap out your heavier cleansers (cream or oil) for something gentler (foam). You also may opt to lighten up the type of makeup you are wearing. Go for sheer cover or maybe even go bare-faced and allow your skin to show its radiance!
#2 Combination Moisturizer
Opt for a moisturizer that has sunscreen. This will simplify your skincare routine while also ensuring you are applying sunscreen every day. It’s important to make sure your product has an SPF of 30 or higher as this will offer you the best protection. You want light coverage, as a thicker moisturizer can lead to clogged pores, inflammation, and acne. This is especially true for those who have acne-prone or oily skin.
#3 Skin Type and Products
Be sure you are using products that are geared towards your skin type. Even oily skin needs hydration! Everyone needs to use a moisturizer every day. This simply means that you need to find a skincare product that is designed for oily skin. You will sweat more in the summer, so if the oil is a problem make sure that you are using a moisturizer that will care for your oily skin. You may consider using medical-grade skincare if you are not seeing results with over-the-counter products.
#4 Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is an antioxidant and should be used year-round. Remember, it’s perfect for use during the summer! It helps deter hyperpigmentation, improves the look of fine lines, as well as improve collagen production. A few drops will go a long way and it should be used between your cleanser and moisturizer.
While you may be tempted to, remember it’s not good to over-exfoliate. However, you may find yourself exfoliating more during the summer months, especially if you have oily skin. If you do not have an exfoliant in your current skincare routine make sure it’s a part of your summer skincare. Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris while improving hydration from toners and moisturizers.
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#6 Hot Showers
Be careful about how often you are showering as this will lead to dry skin. We are prone to taking more showers during the summer, so be sure you cut down your shower time and cool down the temperature.
You will want to take a look at your product labels when buying beauty and skincare products. Be sure to go for products that are marked non-comedogenic. This is a fancy way of saying it’s formulated with ingredients that will not clog your pores. It is especially important during the summertime because you will be perspiring more!
#8 Keep Shaded
Keep to the shade as much as you can. While it is great to grab some Vitamin D, you don’t want to overexpose yourself and cause damage to your skin. There are lots of options for sun-protective clothing, wide-brim hats, and sunglasses while in the direct sunlight.
Hydration is not only important to your body but also your skin. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it requires adequate hydration. You will want to aim for 8 glasses of water each day. Drinking the right amount of water will help your skin recover after sun exposure.
#10 Sun Protection: SPF
The most important part of your summer skincare routine is sunscreen. Of course, to be honest, sunscreen needs to be a part of your daily routine no matter what season it is. Remember, you can get moisturizers that have SPF protection. If you choose to have your sunscreen separately, make sure it is a part of your daily routine.
Remember to reapply SPF during your time outside, so don’t leave home without it! Sunscreen will need to be reapplied every few hours and remember your hands, feet, ears, and lips. A tip: set an alarm on your phone to help you remember to reapply your sunscreen.
Tell Us What You Think
Summertime is just around the corner. What is in your summer skincare routine? Do you drop the heavy creamy cleanser and opt for foam cleanser? What about makeup? Comment below and tell us your tips and tricks to your summertime skincare routine. Check out our blog to find more skincare tips, Botox for men, and about new treatment options.