With summer in full swing, it's time to adjust our skincare routines to adapt to the changing weather. The sun, heat, and humidity can pose unique challenges for our skin, but with the right approach, you can maintain healthy and radiant skin throughout the season. Today we’re sharing ten essential skincare tips to help you achieve a summer glow while keeping your skin protected and nourished:
Protect yourself from the sun
Sun protection is non-negotiable, especially during the summer months. Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, even on cloudy days. Remember to reapply every two hours, especially if you're spending time outdoors. Don't forget to learn about the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen, and bring your sun protection gear, like hats and UPF-rated clothing, too.
Embrace lightweight hydration
Swap your heavy moisturizers for lightweight alternatives that provide hydration, without creating excess residue on your skin. Look for products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil to keep your skin moisturized and refreshed.
Exfoliation is key to maintaining smooth and soft skin. Incorporate our Signature Clay Mask into your routine to gently exfoliate and unclog pores, and consider chemical exfoliants when necessary. Aim to exfoliate at least once a week to reveal a smoother, more radiant skin surface.
Hydrate from within
Don't forget to hydrate by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Staying hydrated helps maintain your skin's elasticity and promotes overall health and wellness. If you need help drinking more water, download a hydration tracking app, infuse your water with fresh fruits or herbs for added flavor, or consider getting a hydration tracking refillable water bottle.
Cleanse with care
During the summer, your skin may produce more oil and sweat. Opt for a gentle cleanser that effectively removes dirt, oil and impurities, without stripping away essential moisture - like our Humble Powder Cleanser. If you’re experiencing breakouts, look for ingredients like tea tree oil to help combat acne and keep your skin feeling clean and balanced.
Soothe and calm
After a day under the sun, pamper your skin. Aloe vera gel, chamomile, or rosewater-based mists can help calm inflammation and ease pain caused by sunburns. For an added cooling effect, keep your mists refrigerated and spritz throughout the day.
Opt for light makeup
Let your skin breathe during the summer by opting for lighter makeup options. Choose tinted moisturizers, BB creams, or mineral foundations with SPF to even out your complexion while providing sun protection.
Protect your eye area
The skin around our eyes is delicate and prone to damage. Wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection, and apply a lightweight eye treatment, like our Under Eye Balm, to keep this area moisturized and shielded from the sun.
Treat your body
Skincare applies to your entire body. Keep your body nourished and protected by applying sunscreen all over, especially when spending time outdoors. After sun exposure, moisturize your body with a nourishing moisturizer, like our hydrating lotion bar, to maintain soft and supple skin.
Wind down with a nighttime routine
Evenings are the perfect time to take a few minutes to yourself while you wash away the day, apply serums, treatments and moisturizers, and get ready for bed. Remember to take a few breaths to ground yourself in your routine and the simple act of taking care of yourself and your skin.
By following these essential skincare tips, we know you’ll be able to confidently enjoy the summer while maintaining healthy, radiant skin. Cheers to a summer filled with self-care and a radiant summer glow!