The Ultimate Summer Skincare Guide
A good skincare routine is important, regardless of the season. While you may not feel the need to moisturize your skin when it’s hot and sunny, the skin needs year-round support to stay hydrated, supple, and resilient.
If you want to combat the clogged pores, dark spots, and sunburns that often accompany hot summer weather, read on to learn more about the best skincare routine for summer.
The 10 Best Summer Skincare Tips
1. Protect with Sunscreen
The rest of the steps on this list hardly matter if you skip daily SPF. A broad-spectrum sunscreen is your top defense against sun damage, fine lines, dark spots, wrinkles, and premature aging.
Along with applying a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face, remember to protect the following areas with SPF:
- Back of the hands
- Neck and chest
- Tops of feet
- The part line in your hair
Applying broad-spectrum sunscreen as the last step in your summer skincare routine will go a long way in keeping your skin healthy and protected against future damage. If you are spending a lot of time outdoors, make sure to reapply every couple of hours or after swimming or sweating.
2. Choose Non-Comedogenic Makeup
Although it is always important to look for non-comedogenic skincare products, the heat, humidity, sunscreen, and sweat during summer make it even more important to choose makeup products that will not clog pores.
3. Opt for Lighter Skincare Products
Using a moisturizer on a hot, humid day doesn’t sound too appealing. However, the skin can still benefit from a lightweight moisturizer in the summer.
If you want to hydrate your skin without the heaviness of thicker moisturizers, consider switching to a lightweight serum. Serums are hydrating yet light and airy, making them a perfect option for keeping skin nourished and moisturized without feeling sticky and greasy on hot summer days.
If your skin needs a slight moisture boost partway through the day, consider a lightweight face mist to restore hydration without heaviness or greasiness.
4. Wash Your Face Properly
Summer has serious pore-clogging potential. However, even though a harsh cleanser may do a great job of cleaning your skin, it can also strip your moisture barrier. Cleansers that strip the skin can leave it dehydrated, irritated, and prone to damage.
Stop stripping your skin with typical cleaners and consider switching to an effective yet gentle cleanser such as Celletoi™ Moisture Balancing Cleanser.
Designed to effectively cleanse the skin and clear away debris, sunscreen, and sweat, this nourishing cleanser offers the added moisturizing power of ceramides, along with the benefits of antioxidants, botanicals, and plant stem cells. With a lightweight, foaming texture, it thoroughly cleanses the skin without robbing it of moisture.
5. Consider a Vitamin C Serum or Free-Radical Fighting Serum
Before you apply a serum, moisturizer, or sunscreen, consider using a few drops of a high-quality vitamin C serum on your skin. This powerhouse vitamin has shown a variety of benefits when used topically, including protection against environmental damage and hyperpigmentation.
If you want to save a step in your summer skincare routine, consider using a serum that includes moisture and environmental protection. Celletoi™ Advanced Youth Serum utilizes the power of several powerful antioxidants and botanicals to protect against pollution, toxins, and environmental stressors. With turmeric, ginseng, lavender, thyme, rosemary, licorice root, and green tea, paired with nourishing yet lightweight hydration, this serum is a powerful way to support healthy skin.
6. Don’t Overshower
Sure, a shower feels great after a beach day or workout, especially on hot humid days, but long, hot showers can be harsh on the skin. To avoid stripping the skin of moisture, keep showers short and avoid using hot water.
7. Keep Exfoliating
Whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter, it is important not to over-exfoliate. However, gentle yet effective exfoliation can be a great way to reveal fresher, more radiant skin that has a beautiful glow to it.
The key is to limit how often you exfoliate and avoid products that contain abrasive physical exfoliants. If you want an effective exfoliator, opt for alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHAs increase the skin’s photosensitivity, so this makes sunscreen crucial.
8. Use Extra Sun Protection
Sun protective clothing such as wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) clothing are excellent ways to enjoy the sun while still protecting your skin.
Sun protective clothing is a convenient way to head out in the sun without worrying about reapplying sunscreen or sweating it off. You can also opt to sit under an umbrella or find some shade during the hours of 10 am and 2 pm when the sun’s rays are strongest.
9. Stay Hydrated From the Inside Out
While it is important to keep skin hydrated on the outside, make sure to drink plenty of water as well. Higher temperatures and humidity levels can lead to dehydration, which isn’t good for your health or your skin.
Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of plain water throughout the day (even more, if you drink caffeinated beverages). Add slices of cucumber, freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice, or fresh or frozen berries to your water to make it more appealing, if needed.
10. Don’t Just Put Antioxidants on Your Face
While a vitamin C or antioxidant-rich serum is important, don’t just use antioxidants on your skin — make sure to consume plenty of antioxidants too. There are many benefits of antioxidants, including protection against oxidative stress, support for healthy eyes, aging support, and more.
Some of the foods with the most antioxidants include:
- Bell peppers
- Leafy greens
- Dark chocolate
- Coffee (yes, coffee has health benefits!)
- Green and black teas
- Red grapes
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