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Are you ready for summer skincare? If you’re not, it’s time to get on board! You weren’t planning on using the same skin care products and routine you did in the fall and winters were you?! We’re not here to judge if you were, but we are here to help make sure you’re informed on what changes to make as we make our way into the warmer weather months. Experts have been emphasizing the importance of making switching with the change in seasons to keep your skin healthy and on track.
Lighten Up Your Moisturizers
During the winter months our skin tends to be pretty dry because of the drier climate and the indoor climate. That being said, we need moisturizers that are creamy and thicker in consistency to give our skin that extra boost of moisture. On the flip side, our skin doesn’t need moisturizers that are as heavy during the warmer weather months. As the weather changes, the climate becomes more humid so our skin doesn’t need moisture in the same way as the winter. One of the best ways to get ready for summer skin care is to switch out your moisturizing products for something that’s lightweight to adjust.
Readjust Your SPF Routine
SPF is something that we all need all year long. However, even if you’re applying SPF all year long adjusting it as we get ready for summer is necessary. Make sure you do an evaluation of your SPF products to be sure they’re not expired and the proper protection level. Additionally, start making it a point to not leave the house before you’ve applied SPF. Don’t forget to carry SPF products with you throughout the day to reapply as your days progress.
Switch Your Makeup Products
Similar to the moisturizers we use in the winter, we typically need heavier and fuller coverage from makeup–primarily foundation products. But just like the moisturizers, it’s important to adjust your makeup products according to the climate. Truthfully, full coverage foundations can be way too heavy and thick for the summer weather. Since your skin is going to be hotter and likely sweating more, it needs a lightweight foundation/powder product that’s going to allow it to breathe. Not to mention, full coverage tends to look/feel like you’re melting as you’re outdoors for an extended period of time.
Antioxidants are great for your skin regardless of the time of year, however many skin care experts suggest that adding antioxidants into your summer skin care routine is necessary. Antioxidants are incredible at helping to repair and replenish skin that’s been exposed to the sun, and maybe even dealt with some damage. Even when you’re applying SPF and making it a priority, when we’re outdoors more often during the summer months we run the risk of having our skin put under some stress from the sun and other environmental factors. Try incorporating a skin care serum that’s loaded with great antioxidants to keep your skin healthy and protected throughout the summer.