Skincare is super important all year round, but for me, Summer is when I take extra care. I try and get outside as much as I can in the summer, even if it’s just sitting on the porch in the morning before it gets too hot. And on top of that I love doing yard work merely because it keeps me outside. But all of that time outside and in the sun can do a number on your skin. Not only the sun damage but heat and dehydration are something to consider when it comes to your skin this time of year.
Here are a few tried and true products and methods that I use in the Summer to protect my skin and keep it looking its best. And yes, that means I really do change out my products and tools seasonally.
I have always preached that no matter what you’re doing, you should always have SPF on your face. Every foundation that I own has SPF in it. But if you aren’t wearing any makeup, make sure that the sunscreen is actually made for your face! That means the body sprays or creams shouldn’t go on your face. It can cause breakouts and other annoying problems that you just don’t want or need. And there are soooo many great brands out there that specialize in face SPF that you have no excuse.
My SPF essentials?
- Supergoop! Play Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 50 Sunscreen
- Supergoop! CC Cream
- COOLA Scalp & Hair Mist
- Bliss Invisible Daily Sunscreen
PROTECTING THE SKIN
And yes, wearing SPF does fall under this category, but there are other ways to keep your skin protected in the Summer. I try and stay away from aggressive masks and peels when I know I’m going to be in the sun. I go for ones like this Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme Detoxifying Hydrator and other nutrient dense products. I love One Love Organics because they have great serums and oils full of Vitamin E and C that I use daily in the Summer.
The outermost layer of the skin is the barrier that defends our bodies from environmental pollutants so it’s really important to keep that barrier healthy! Serums are a great way to do that, and I love this one with SPF in it but other great brightening serums to keep your skin protected and also looking vibrant and beautiful.
Your makeup can be good for your skin! I have used this BareMinerals foundation with SPF for years and I will keep using it! I have also gotten into Ilia lately and their Super Serum Skin Tint which feels luxurious, has SPF 40, and has a clean formula it’s hard to find a light coverage foundation that will beat it.
But don’t forget to take your makeup off!!! I find the Summer months so important to make sure you get all of the makeup off because of heat and humidity. It just feels like the sweat is melting the makeup into my pores! So I am loyal to my makeup removal routine and highly recommend you try it.
- Use Botanical B Cleansing Solid
- Wet down a Face Halo pad and proceed to use it on your face to remove even more of the makeup all over your face.
- Use a cleanser of your choice! I really like Deep Pore Daily Cleanser