When the warm weather hits, you gladly trade your sweaters for tank tops, swap your boots for sandals, and strip the heavy comforter off your bed. One more thing you may want to change: your skincare routine.
During the summer months, hot weather, salt water, and chlorine take their toll, drying out your skin. And then the heat and humidity make facial skin oily and break outs a real concern. If your skin is excessively oily, acne- prone, or extra sun-sensitive this time of year, tweaking your usual regimen can help you score clear, glowing skin again.
Pay attention to your cleanser.
Getting your face clean at the end a hot, sweaty and SPF-filled day is essential to keeping pores clog-free. Finding a cleanser that removes all the dirt and grime without stripping your skin of it’s essential moisture is easy! Our cleansers (and moisturizers) with salicylic acid will hydrate your skin and de-clog your pores. And our Oxygen infused formulas will kill acne bacteria and break down excess sebum, without drying out your skin.
Refresh with a pH balancing toner.
It is vitally important to use products that balance your pH. Forget those harsh, skin-stripping astringents of the past that relied mainly on alcohol to dry out skin. Our toners use a gentler approach, turning to botanical ingredients and essential oils that work as natural astringents while also hydrating and soothing skin. Post-cleanser, swipe a toner-soaked cotton ball over oil-prone areas like your t-zone. Toners are a refreshing moisturizer prep, working to even out skin porosity. Tip: Refresh with a revitalizing toner spritz at your desk, in the car, at the gym, at the beach!
Don’t neglect your moisturizer.
During sundress season, a rich moisturizer is like a fleece blanket—you just don’t need it. But skin still requires hydration even in humid conditions. Our lightweight moisturizer is oil free and loaded with Oxygen and aloe vera which will soothe sun damaged skin.
Use sunscreen with physical blockers every day.
Those with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide protect against harmful UV rays and won’t irritate acne prone or sensitive skin.
Try a powder foundation.
Never heard of powdered sunscreens? Also called mineral sunscreens and applied like a powder foundation, they can be the key to keeping your look dewy rather than damp when the weather gets hot and sticky. Because everyone’s sweating and it’s more humid in the summer months, sometimes people prefer a powder rather than a liquid cream. Even switching makeup from creams to powders can be very helpful for people who have very oily skin.
My hair, my hair.
Sun, sand, saltwater, and chlorine can wreak havoc on the hair (especially if it’s colored!), so get ready by making sure that you are deep conditioning at least once per week. This will help to strengthen hair, restore hydration, add moisture, enhance shine, smooth hair, prevent breakage, and cut down on frizz. Tip: when headed to the beach or pool generously coat your hair with conditioner and tuck it under your sun hat. Or simply put a mixture of your regular hair conditioner (or hair oil) and water in a spray bottle and spray liberally before taking a dip.
Say hello to water.
Higher temperatures and more time outdoors leads to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells, and worse – dull dry skin.
Eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification. Tip: If you find water too boring, try adding a splash of fruit juice or put a combination of fruits and/or veggies in a pitcher of water and keep in the fridge to add some oomph – the added flavor will keep you gulping.