It’s summer, and things are getting HOT. It’s important to adjust your skincare routine when the season changes to ensure you keep your skin healthy and moisturized without clogging your pores. Read on for a few tips on how best to take care of your skin during the warm summer months.
Think about your environment
Depending on where you live, the heat can either add moisture to your skin or dry it out. If you live in a humid environment, it might make sense to swap out your usual moisturizer for a thinner texture. If you live in a dry air climate, it’s important to protect your skins’ natural barrier with a thicker moisturizer.
For humid heat, we recommend you try our AquaBoost Moisturizer
For dry heat, try our Power Lift Moisturizer
Your skin naturally repairs itself at night while you’re asleep, so it’s a great time to use products that work well with your natural circadian rhythm. Even if it’s warm during the day, using a thicker moisturizer at night will lock in hydration and make it even easier for your skin to heal and restore.
Hydrate inside and out
Drinking enough water is important in all aspects of your health, and keeping your skin healthy is no different. Dry heat can remove water from the skin in a process called trans-epidermal water loss, so drinking water allows your cells to replenish a bit of that hydration. Another way to restore hydration is to add a serum to your daily routine that has hyaluronic acid. This powerful ingredient attracts up to 1000x it's weight in water!
Keep your showers cool
Many of us love a steaming hot shower, but studies show it’s actually not great for your skin. Keep your showers as cold as possible to prevent losing those natural skin oils that protect your skin from overdrying. As an added bonus: It's a great way to cool off from those hot summer days.
Always use sunscreen
Sun protection is the single most important thing you can do for your skin! Make sure to apply it to your face and neck daily, rain or shine, to keep your skin looking youthful and glowy for years to come.