Summer is here! That means it’s time to update your beauty and skin care routine in preparation for the new season. Just as you load up on the moisturizers during winter, there are several warm-weather swaps you can make and tips you can follow to ensure that your skin stays looking and feeling it’s best. Here are 9 simple ways to revamp your summer skin care routine.
Skip the strong ingredients
Harsh ingredients, like retinol, can make skin even more sensitive to the sun. If you haven’t already made the switch to clean beauty, there’s never been a better time. Here at &Sunny we believe the best products are simple, honest and natural; which is why along with our Broad-Spectrum Hemp Oil, we source only the finest botanicals that mother nature has to offer—think therapeutic and cosmetic grade essential oils, coconut oil, shea butter, and more!
Amp up your antioxidants
Antioxidants are amazing for overall health, and they’re not just found in the foods you eat. They’re essential when it comes to skin health as well. So, try incorporating a few topical products that are chock-full of them. Look for ingredients such as green tea leaf extract and natural essential oils, like pomegranate, sweet orange and lemon.
Summertime is the season for sloughing. Dead skin tends to build up quicker during these months, which can clog pores and wreak havoc. While you certainly don’t want to over-do it and strip away all of your moisture, try to exfoliate 2-3 times per week with a gentle scrub and simple washcloth or loofah.
Perfect your all-day glow
Skip the tan and boost your confidence with a sophisticated glow. Our Vibrance Body Shimmer is like an all-over highlighter for your skin. Plus, with coconut oil and shea butter it’s ultra-hydrating and leaves skin feeling super soft and visibly plump. A special blend of vanilla, rose, and lemon offer an alluring scent you’ll love!
Detox with a mask
Your skin is more prone to breakouts thanks to an increase in sun and sweat exposure. A weekly face mask is a great way to do a deep cleanse and reenergize those precious pores. Our hand-crafted Charcoal Silk Face Masque has activated charcoal that works to detoxify and purify, while nutrient-rich ingredients like hyaluronic acid and green tea leaf moisturize and restore vibrance. A single 10-minute session feels like hitting the ‘undo’ button on impurities from the day!
Always wear sunscreen
Of course, the most important part of any summer skin care routine is sunscreen. As the temperature rises, so does the strength and intensity of the sun’s rays. So, rain or shine, make sure you’re applying SPF daily and reapplying it often when you’re spending a significant amount of time outdoors.
Repair damage right away
It’s inevitable that you’ll still likely end up spending a little too much time in the sun at some point during the season (even if you’re wearing your sunscreen). If you do end up overdoing it, focus on healing the affected skin right away, to prevent long-term damage. Aloe vera is a miracle worker in this regard.
Nourish from within
A healthy, well-balanced diet can work wonders for your skin. Be sure to incorporate lots of collagen-boosting and antioxidant-rich foods. Think leafy green vegetables, avocados, fresh berries and melons! Throw a few of these ingredients into a blender to make a complexion-loving, cool-down smoothie.
Make H20 your best friend during these next few months! While this is a tip that should be applied all year-round, drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day to help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin.