By maintaining a proper summer skincare regimen, you can enjoy the carefree summer months without damaging your skin.
The summer months are upon us, which means hot and dry weather. While there are many fun activities to be enjoyed in the summer, without proper maintenance, the oven-hot temperatures can wreak havoc on your skin.
High temperatures cause the skin to become more permeable, enabling moisture to escape in the form of sweat. And while sweat can give your skin a shiny glow, it can also contribute to dehydration and dry skin if you aren’t actively replenishing your body’s lost fluids by drinking lots of water and applying moisturizer.
For those with acne-prone skin, the heat and excessive sun exposure can also spell trouble, as they can cause oil-creating sebaceous glands to go into hyperdrive, which leads to breakouts.
To keep your skin radiant, plump, and blemish-free during the sizzling summer months, consider following a proper morning and evening summer skincare routine.
- Morning summer skincare routine
Whatever your skin type, the summer months can take its toll on your skin—which is why it’s important to follow a skincare regimen that incorporates cleansing, toning, hydrating, and sun protection.
Start each day by cleansing your face and neck with a gentle but effective face wash. It’s important to choose a face wash that removes dirt, makeup, and impurities without stripping the skin of its moisture or leaving any residue. Doing so will leave your skin feeling cleansed, nourished, and soft to the touch.
The next step is to tone your skin with a gentle and hydrating alcohol-free toner. Toners are essential to any skincare routine as they enhance the absorption of all serums and facial oils applied topically to the face.
The third step is to hydrate and repair your skin with rejuvenating serums, moisturizers, and facial oils.
Apply Vitamin C serum to your face and neck to nourish and brighten skin. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant that repairs the damage caused by acne, the environment, and sun exposure.
Regular application of this product increases collagen production, reduces wrinkles and acne scarring, and eliminates hyperpigmentation.
The next step is to apply a face moisturizer to your face and neck. A great face moisturizer will act as a protective barrier for your skin, keeping it nourished, hydrated, and healthy.
Cap off your hydrating routine by applying a facial oil. This final step delivers intense moisture that will keep your skin soft and dewy throughout the day, and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Before heading out the door, don’t forget to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and neck to safeguard your skin from harmful UV rays, skin cancer, and premature ageing. “Broad spectrum” means that the sunscreen provides protection against ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.
- Evening summer skincare routine
Your evening summer skincare routine should be focused on cleansing, hydrating, and repairing your skin.
Start your nighttime skincare routine by cleansing your face and neck with a gentle face wash. Alternatively, you can remove the day’s grime build-up and makeup using either micellar water or a hypoallergenic fragrance-free makeup remover before proceeding to use your face wash.
Thrice a week, consider replacing your face wash with a healing clay mask. Choose a clay mask that contains restorative ingredients, such as bentonite clay, to cleanse, balance, and remineralize your skin.
Toning and hydrating
Similar to the daytime skincare routine, proceed to tone your skin with an alcohol-free toner. Next, hydrate your skin with a vitamin C serum, face moisturizer, and facial oil.
- Lip care
Hot and dry weather can also wreak havoc on your lips, leading to chapping and drying. To keep your lips smooth, soft, and kissable, consider using a lip scrub thrice a week.
Lip scrubs are quite similar to lip balms, as they often contain the same hydrating and moisturizing ingredients. However, lip scrubs can feel quite rough to the touch, as they contain exfoliating products that work gently to remove dry and dead skin from the lips.
Don’t forget to maintain your moist and smooth lips by applying a lip balm or petroleum jelly throughout the day.
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The Layering Care Set contains the Aloe Herb Face Wash, Alcohol-Free Toning Mist, Vitamin C Serum, Hibiscus Face Cream, and Herbal Facial Oil.
Designed to repair, hydrate, and protect your skin, the Layering Care Set synergistically works to address sun damage, the signs of ageing, and environmental assault.
Made with 100% all-natural bentonite clay, Wildleaf’s Healing Clay Mask cleanses, balances, and remineralizes skin, leaving it feeling renewed and refreshed.
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