There’s no better time to upgrade your summer skincare routine. Maintain a glowing complexion with essential summer skincare treatments. Keep reading for helpful tips and tricks!
Get Beautiful Skin with Summer Skincare
Extra time in the sun undoubtedly impacts the skin. Humidity and excessive sweating can clog up pores. Establishing a summer skin routine helps to improve overall glow. Find what works for you!
8 Steps to Amazing Summer Skincare Routine
1. Apply (and Reapply) Sunscreen
If you do nothing else this summer, put on lots of sunscreen. Choose products that offer high sun protection factor (SPF), broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, and lip defense.
Keep a bottle handy so you can play outside without the sunshine playing you. Apply at least 30 SPF or higher, and don’t neglect hands, feet, ears, and lips. Be sure to cool off in the shade, too. Treat sunburns quickly with aloe vera gel or another after-sun product. Before use, test a small patch of skin for allergic reaction.
Hydration starts within. Even in the heat of summer, skin is prone to dryness. Moisturize from the inside out and drink lots of water! Invest in a BPA-free, reusable vacuum bottle that combines easy function with a sleek design and eco-friendly materials. To tone and rejuvenate skin, try a facial mist. Hot tip: store in the refrigerator for an extra zesty spritz.
3. Regularly Remove Makeup
A tried and true habit. Before heading to bed, pull your hair back with a spa headband. Run lukewarm water and apply a good foaming facial cleanser to remove any makeup or grime from the day. For an extra-deep clean, use reusable cleaning rounds to gently rub micellar water in circular motions around the face and eyes. Finish with this facial moisturizer, offering a clean scent of spring rain, white citrus, fresh cotton flower, and tonka bean. A dash of lip balm and you’re all set. Repeat this step for a fresh start to the next day of summer skincare.
Sunscreen and sweat clog up pores. Help remove this buildup by gently exfoliating once or twice a week. Try this coffee body scrub for long-lasting moisture and nourishment and get a radiant glow with natural oils that are gentle for all skin types. Use a washcloth to help exfoliate or opt for a bath strip that offers more length, plus convenient handles to easily reach the back, neck, and other difficult areas.
5. Incorporate Antioxidants
Antioxidants help to neutralize harmful free radicals, which evolve through things like environmental pollution, UV rays, processed foods, and stress.
Vitamin C helps to shield the effects of hyperpigmentation. Apply a few drops of Vitamin C serum for instant brightness before moisturizing skin. In addition to boosting collagen production and improving the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, melasma, and inflammation, Vitamin C comes with great health benefits. This antioxidant is vital to the maintenance of bone, skin, teeth, and joint health. Colorful fruits and veggies also help protect skin from damage including peaches, strawberries, blueberries, broccoli, bell peppers, corn, and zucchini. No time to run to the store? Supercharge your immune system with a daily dose of Vitamin C supplements.
A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol is another topical antioxidant. Known to unclog pores and tighten skin, this night moisturizer is the secret weapon to any skincare routine and at an affordable price. Retinol should be measured to avoid irritation. Kick back and relax with a cup of green tea, which also contains loads of antioxidants.
6. Lighten Up
Take a lighter approach to everything, from makeup to food. Allow your skin to breathe and free up pores by lessening heavy foundations and products, or try water-based products! You can even delight in summer delicacies with increased health benefits. Who doesn’t love a protein-filled summer salad over carb-rich meals? Add watermelon and cucumbers to your diet for extra hydration. Leafy greens contain carotenoids, which help the body protect against UV rays. Mango is high in calcium and Vitamin C. Nourish summer skincare by embracing seasonal goods. Hello, fresh juice season!
7. Take Care of Your Feet
Treat feet with care and don’t walk around barefoot! This increases the risk of bacterial infections, ringworm, and warts. Break-in sandals gradually to avoid blisters. If you are leaving the pool or lake, make sure to dry off wet feet to avoid fungi and odor before jumping into the car. Keep nails trimmed and feet moisturized with body lotion.
8. Dress for the Weather
Spending lots of time in the sun? Looser fits are best for staying cool. Try wearing light-colored materials like cotton, linen, or jersey, and think cropped sleeves, button-ups, and oversized dresses with plenty of room to breathe. Help reward your summer skincare routine with a wide-brimmed hat to avoid those UVA and UVB rays, but baseball caps and sports visors work just as well.
At-Home Remedies for Glowing Skin
Why not spend your spare time on summer skincare? Consider at-home remedies with all-natural benefits.
- Turmeric Mask
- Turmeric creates a natural glow, offering proven anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric to a bowl and mix with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to the face, avoiding the eyes, and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash off with cool water for an instant brightening solution.
- Honey and Yogurt
- Honey retains natural moisture, while natural yogurt brightens the skin. Mix 1 cup of yogurt with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply and leave on the skin for 10 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
- Fresh Tomato
- Tomatoes’ high vitamin content helps improve skin texture and leaves you glowing. Smash a tomato and mix juice with honey. Apply this paste to the skin and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Not into DIY? For something less messy, try a clay mask. Gentle enough for sensitive and acne-prone skin, this clay mask of kaolin, bentonite, charcoal, aloe, and apple extracts helps purify, cleanse, and moisturize the face.
Now that you know more about summer skincare habits, it’s time to start practicing! Head to the Public Goods blog for awesome self-care and wellness tips.
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