It’s that time of year, your next conversation with your esthetician needs to be on how to change up your skincare routine for summer.
This year, more than ever, we all long to be outside and enjoy summer activities. We have been cooped up far too long! This means more time in the sun, heat and environment. No need to skip out on all the fun, follow my tips for a foolproof summer.
Here are some of my favorites….
Increased heat and humidity usually leads to increased oil production. Summer is a good time to lighten the skin care products’ formulas, but definitely don’t over cleanse or stop moisturizing. It will tend to be counterproductive and increase production of excess oil.
Salicylic acid is lipophilic, meaning it dissolves oil. It will penetrate into the pores and regulate sebum secretion. Combined with glycolic acid, it will also remove dead skin cells that can clog pores. Skin Dimensions Clarifying Cleanser and Treatment Pads contain both ingredients and are a great option for oily skin.
Skin Dimensions Hydrating Day Cream is ultra-light and can be used day and night. It gives the skin just enough moisture to help with oil control and doesn’t leave any greasy feeling.
Exfoliation is a key way to keep skin free of summer dirt and debris.
Skin Dimensions C-Scrub Vitamin C Skin Brightening Polish is my pick for summer. Most exfoliates should only be used a couple times a week. Over-exfoliation is not a good thing, C-Scrub is gentle enough to use every day. In addition, its bio-friendly micro beads contain Vitamin C, a key summer ingredient. Your skin will be cleaner, brighter and renewed.
When it comes to outdoors, we all know we need to wear sunscreen to protect ourselves from the sun. Crazy enough, I find the fear of aging is far scarier to people than the fear of skin cancer. 80% of aging is caused from the sun*. I find that statistic incredible. Regardless of your reason, wearing sunscreen is a must.
My favorite is Skin Dimensions Vita-Tint Glow. It is a broad spectrum SPF 50+ so it protects against UVA, UVB and Blue light. It also has a universal tint that leaves my skin more even-toned and glowing. It is water resistant so perfect for looking your best by the pool.
Not everyone thinks about all the other extrinsic causes of aging. Smoking, poor diet, air pollution, lack of sleep are all examples. I love nothing more than sitting around a campfire, but if my skin is not protected, I find myself crazily thinking of the aging I’m doing verses enjoying the outdoors.
Skin Dimensions Shield Environmental Protection is packed full of antioxidants that protect the skin from daily damage and calm redness and irritation. I don’t ever head for the outdoors without it!
Outdoors can equal inflammation. Skin Dimensions Mist Fix is always in my purse. It is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which is great to address all the pesky outdoor buzz kills. I originally started using it for its hydration and toning benefits, but after seeing all its soothing and calming properties it was quickly coined my “magic spray”. Mild sunburn, bug bites, plant irritations, dog scratches, skinned knees, pimples, etc all get sprayed for an instant relief. Yes, I’m that crazy lady you’ve probably seen spraying away!
Wishing you a fun, safe summer!!
*Source: US National Library of Medicine