As many parts of the world begin to experience a shift in increasing temperatures, there must also be a shift in our skincare routines in order to keep up with the changes. The warm sun has a way of making our skin feel refreshed, giving off the sunkissed look and helping to develop freckles on the skin’s surface. While summer brings that nature glow we all crave, it is important to adapt your skincare routine in order to protect your skin. Long term exposure to the sun can cause dehydrated and burnt skin resulting in fine lines, leathering skin texture, irritation, and increased risk of developing skin cancer. It is vital to make the change in your skincare routine during summer.
Take Preventative Measures
One of the best ways to protect your skin in the summertime is by proactively wearing sunscreen. Using SPF will protect your skin from nearly 100 percent of the UV rays, preventing both short and long term damage as a result of the sun’s power. An easy way to begin this new step in your summer skincare routine is by applying your favorite sunscreen every morning before leaving the house. It is important to note that sunscreen should be applied on the face even on the days when the weather is overcast and cloudy. On days like this the UV rays are still making their impact on our skin even when we cannot see it happening! Another important tip is to reapply sunscreen every two hours when out in direct sunlight. This window of time can vary depending on the activities being done in the sun but as a rough estimate two hours is the perfect time to take a break and take care of your skin. An easy way to keep to this new routine is by keeping a travel size bottle of sunscreen in your bag to take with you wherever you go.
Protect and Rebuild Your Dehydrated Skin
Skin dehydration is a very common occurrence from the hot summer sun, but not acknowledged nearly enough. Sometimes it can be tricky to tell when your skin is in need of some moisture so here are a couple signs your skin is dehydrated:
-darker under eye circles
-more defined fine lines and wrinkles
In order to prevent skin dehydration, avoid drinks such as caffeine and alcohol, replacing them with water. Use SPF as mentioned above to protect skin from the sun and the most underrated step is to moisturize! Find a quality moisturizer to rebuild your skin and reverse any damage the sun may have done. Check out our Sandstorm moisturizer to rebuild moisture in skin and maintain that healthy, beautiful glow.
Know Your Skin
The best way to protect your skin from the hot summer sun is to know exactly what your skin needs. Below will be tips and products to use for each skin type during the summer season. If you are unsure of what type of skin you have be sure to take our skin quiz to find out!
Summer Tips for Dry Skin
Dry skin in the summer is common but if you already have a dry skin type the weather will amplify the effects. The best way to get your dry skin under control in the summer is to use a strong moisturizer and hydrate your body with water, your skin will thank you! We recommend checking out our Peri Banu moisturizer for dry skin!
Summer Tips for Oily Skin
Summer can bring an excess of oil production for oily skin types if your skin is not properly taken care of. The humidity, sweat, and makeup can cause the skin to have more oily on the surface than normal. It is important to use a cleanser daily, sunscreen, a quality moisturizer, and an exfoliator a couple times a week. We recommend our Sandalwood Merchant scrub and The Genie moisturizer to treat oily skin!
Summer Tips for Combination Skin
During the summer having combination skin can be tricky to navigate because the dry patches of skin will get dryer and an oily t-zone will produce more oily than usual. It is important to use a gentle cleanser to clean the skin, followed by toner, and then some sunscreen to protect the skin. We recommend you take a look at our Sandalwood Merchant scrub and Mazhar Garden moisturizer for combination skin!
Summer Tips for Acne-Prone Skin
Acne-Prone Skin will experience a combination of many of the effects of the skin types listed above. Humidity and sweat will cause extra oil production, while dry skin could become amplified. While all this is taking place an increase in breakouts is likely to occur. In order to get your skin under control, light up on the use of moisturizer, use sunscreen daily, and a quality cleanser. We recommend our Open Sesame cleanser and our Mazhar Garden moisturizer for acne-prone skin!
Summer Tips for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin in the summer can experience difficulty maintaining complexion. The sun can easily irritate sensitive skin and cause discomfort. It is important to use sunscreen daily and a gentle cleanser and moisturizer to take care of the skin. We recommend using our Open Sesame cleanser and Rose’s Smile moisturizer for sensitive skin!
Be sure to have fun in the sun but protect your skin in the process!