Whether you do or don’t wear makeup or have more oily vs. dry skin- your summer skin requires a unique routine for your own needs. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to practice in order to ensure your skin stays happy, healthy, and looking its best this summer.
This is the most important step for everyone to be following- not only during summer, but all year round. We recommend using a gentle, face-specific formula that is SPF 50+. For the rest of your body, SPF 30+ is recommended. Be sure to apply it to all exposed skin (don’t forget your hands, feet and lips!) before leaving the house for the day and bringing it along to reapply if needed. UV rays and environmental irritants are present and harmful rain or shine and SPF is the best form of protection to avoid sunburns which cause deep damage and can speed our skin's aging process.
Vitamin C Serum
Just like SPF, Vitamin C is great to use all year round. Make sure to use this ingredient as it helps moisturize, reduces hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and fine lines and wrinkles. Our award-winning Vitamin C Serum is lightweight and water-based, which means it absorbs effortlessly into the skin without leaving any residue or oily feeling. It’s formulated with Hyaluronic acid, Edelweiss Plant Stem Cells, and Volcanic ash to lock in moisture, absorb deeply into skin and boost overall glow. We recommend using this gentle serum both morning and evening after cleansing and before moisturizing daily and to ensure you always follow with SPF in the morning before leaving the house.
Just like clothing, the summer season doesn’t require heavier layers like winter does. With this in mind, we recommend incorporating a lighter cleanser into your summer skin care routine. Consider a foaming cleanser which offers a deep clean while balancing excess oil production that can happen during the summer.
Just because there’s more moisture in the air and beach time in the water during the summer, doesn’t mean you should stop moisturizing. Our Anti-Aging and Radiance Facial Moisturizers are gentle, 100% natural formulas packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like Buddleja Stem Cells, Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Argan Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, and shea butter to nourish your skin. Don’t skip the moisturizer if you find yourself feeling sweaty or oily, simply apply it in the evening to soak up the benefits while you sleep to avoid any excess shine during the day.
Look For Noncomedogenic
Noncomedogenic refers to a product that does not block or clog pores. As we typically sweat more during the summer, it is even more important to stay away from any products that may block your pores which typically leads to black heads and acne. There are many options for noncomedogenic products within both cosmetics and skincare. Scentuals Marula and Rosehip beauty oils are noncomedogenic and work to repair, nourish and protect your skin from UV rays and environmental irritants. These oils make excellent daily additions to any skincare routine to promote nourished, balanced, and healthy skin. Use them as the final step in your routine to lock in your moisturizer and serum benefits.
Extra sun protection (+ more SPF)
Did we mention SPF yet?? Well, SPF should be accompanied by as much added sun protection as possible when it comes to your skin during the summer. We recommend wearing a sun hat, protective clothing and to stay in the shade (and staying hydrated!) as much as possible.