This summer we are making our skin our number one priority. The humidity in DC can get a little brutal. Depending on your skin type, your skin could be just as temperamental during the summer as the weather. We have provided some tips and advice on how to create your summer skincare routine that could help your skin stay clear and moisturized!
What Does Summer Mean For Our Skin?
Summer is here! This means it’s time to switch up your skincare routine. During winter your skin care routine probably involved heavy creams to balance the dry air. During the summer that can mean the humidity in the air might do some stuff to your skin. Pack away your heavy creams, moisturizers, and lotions. No need to clog your pores and suffocate your skin. Let your face breathe and bask in the sunlight!
Keep Your Face Clean
Dirt and sweat might become a daily occurrence this summer with all of the heat and playing outside. This may cause a breakout of pimples and oily skin. Find a facial cleanser that works well for your skin. Try to find one that has little to no scent. Scented facials can cause irritation. Many people have found that a milky cleanser works great for cleansing and being soft on the skin.
A Silky Serum
If you’re not familiar with what a face serum is and what it does, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Face serum is a skin care product that is used after cleansing and before moisturizing. It packed full of ingredients to lift and brighten your skin from the inside out. It also helps with evening out the texture and color of your skin. There are many different types of serums that focus on different problematic skin issues. Find a serum that works best for you!
You probably guessed the next step. Yep, moisturize. Trade in your heavy-duty winter moisturizer for something that is lighter on your skin. Because the summer hair has so much moisture it, you don’t want to use a cream that is too heavy. This might clog your pores and could cause skin issues. Search for a moisturizer that is lightweight and breathable.
Final Step: Sunscreen!
The final step for your morning routine might just be the most important. Sunscreen. No matter the weather, the time of the day, or if you even staying in all day long. Sunscreen should forever be your number one. Wearing sunscreen will benefit your skin for the long haul. You may be wary because of all the products that you put on your skin, adding a thick sunscreen could clog everything up and defeat the purpose of your skincare routine. Look for a sunscreen that is lightweight and milky. If you want to speed up your morning routine, find a moisturizer that has an SPF built into it.
Love Your Skin!
At the end of the day, the most important thing you can do is to love your skin no matter what. Be gentle and kind to it. If you are looking for more tips and tricks on what you can do to love your skin, read our blog here! Get a better understand of skincare and help others by enrolling in our esthetics program! Contact us to begin.