Summer skin care is in, and your winter routine is out! Just like clothes, you’ve got to adjust your skin care routine as the seasons change. So, let’s do some spring cleaning and prep your regime with summer skin essentials.
Here’s what should be in your summer skin care arsenal.
- An Awesome SPF – All SPFs are not created equal. Not only should you have a traditional sunscreen that contains SPF 30 or more, but you should also look at the other products you’re using to see if there is an opportunity to buy them with built in SPF. Think of your CC creams, foundations, primers, etc. Products with built in SPF can help protect your skin from harmful sun damage on days when you’re exposed BUT not thinking to apply traditional sunscreen. Also, don’t forget about SPF for your lips!
- Moisturizer – Moisturizer can be a tricky thing during the summer months. Sometimes people think if they are sweating, moisturizer will make them greasy. Not the case. Sweat does not replace the need for moisturizer so continue using it daily! If you’re feeling like your winter moisturizer is too heavy, talk with me about finding a lighter moisturizer or other products for summer. Lastly, if you’re showering more during the warmer months, don’t forget to use your moisturizer after every shower, after swimming and sun exposure.
- Water – That’s right, regular, plain old H20. Water can help your skin stay hydrated and healthy. Here’s some more info on water and your skin.
- Regular Facials – Most people come to me when they’ve got a problem. Sun spots, wrinkles, fine lines, acne, you get the picture. What many people don’t realize is that regular facials should be part of your skin care regime as a means of preventing problems from popping up! Remember, one random treatment cannot give you the results you want, everything is cumulative, like those wrinkles that pop up. Not only can I help with in-studio treatments, but when we’re seeing each other regularly I can advise you on the products you’re using, your routines, your makeup, even the foods you’re eating that can affect skin.
- Exfoliate – If you’re coming in for regular facials, I can help you make sure you’re getting proper exfoliation. If you’re taking the DIY approach, there are a number of products I can suggest to help. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, sweat, dirt, and other things can that clog your pores. Excess dead skin cells can also prevent your products from working as good as they should, so be sure to exfoliate to keep everything working as it should!
Changing up your skin care routine for summer can be confusing. There’s a lot of products out there and it’s tough to know which ones will work for you. Before you go on a shopping spree, come in and see me. I can help you adjust your skin care routine for summer and make sure that your skin is summer ready AND protected!