A Guide To Summer Skin Essential
We love summertime, but we also know that it can wreak havoc on our skin. From sun damage to advanced signs of aging, dry skin and dreaded sunburns, it’s imperative that we protect and hydrate throughout the summer months. How do we do this? We have a helpful guide to Summer Skin Essentials to help you level up your summer skincare routine.
Summer Skin Essentials
The most obvious essential for healthy and beautiful summer skin is sunscreen, but let’s be clear, this product shouldn’t just be a part of your summer skincare routine. A quality sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 should be applied every two hours when you’re outside, no matter the season. Sunscreens from brands such as Elta MD and Vivier provide UVA and UVB sun protection, preventing signs of aging, sun damage, and skin cancer.
Hyperpigmentation Prevention Serums
Did you know that those cute little freckles that pop up in the summer may actually be sun damage? UV exposure can result in the overproduction of melanin, which appears on the skin as freckles or dark spots. These dark spots are often referred to as hyperpigmentation.
While those freckles might be cute now, hyperpigmentation can leave your skin looking uneven as you age. To avoid this, keep on top of your sunscreen application and invest in products with Tyrosinase Inhibitors to prevent pigment from developing.
Collection of Hats
If you were looking for an excuse to go shopping, this is it. A hat is a summer must-have to protect your scalp and your face. The more we can keep that sun off of our face, neck, and ears, the better. In fact, hats can block up to 50% of UV rays! Look for hats with a nice wide brim like a straw hat or bucket hat.
Vitamin C Serum
If a quality vitamin C serum is not already part of your skincare routine, it should be! There a variety of benefits to using a vitamin C serum including, increased collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines, preventing sun damage, reducing the risk of developing skin cancer, and it can boost the effectiveness of your SPF.
Summer can really dry us out, so keeping our skin hydrated is essential.A great way to do this is to book in regularly for HydraFacials. HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate with super serums. You’ll leave a HydraFacial appointment feeling refreshed, clean, and with a hydrated glow.
Large Water Bottle
Don’t forget to hydrate from the inside out! Increase your water intake in the summer to keep hydrated inside and out. Your skin will thank you for this. Grab a large water bottle and make sure you’re refilling it a few times a day.
Have we made it clear yet that hydration is key? In addition to drinking water and booking HydraFacials, you can keep your skin hydrated with a great moisturizer in your daily skincare routine.
A lightweight moisturizer, or moisturizer/SPF combination cream, is perfect for summer skin. It will help to relieve dry skin and prevent damage.
Last but not least, treat your summer skin to a gentle cleanser for a clean and gentle cleanse that protects your skin’s moisture barrier. As we’ve mentioned, you need all of the moisture you can get in the summer.
Our Summer Skin Essentials guide is full of suggestions to help you protect and hydrate your skin in the heat of the summer, and throughout the year. If you’re unsure which products are the best for your skin type, book a free skin consultation with us, either in-clinic or virtually, and we will help you identify the best summer skincare routine for you!